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BSPS Annual Conference 2014 University of Cambridge

Fitzwilliam College, 10–11 July 2014

Timetable Map references appear in square-brackets (see back of programme). Publishers’ stands are in the Upper Hall 2 and Auditorium throughout the conference. The Upper Hall used to be known as the ‘Old Library’; both names may be in use on signs within the College.

Thursday 10 July 09.00–10.00

Registration

Auditorium

[1A]

10.00–11.30

Plenary Session I Paul Griffiths (Sydney; Exeter) Causation and information in living systems Chaired by John Dupré (Exeter)

Auditorium

[1A]

11.30–12.00

Tea and Coffee

Upper Hall 2

[3A]

12.00–13.00

Open Session I

see p.3

13.00–14.00

Lunch

Hall

14.00–15.30

Open Session II

see p.3

15.30–16.00

Tea and Coffee

Upper Hall 2

16.00–17.30

Open Session III

see p.3

17.45–19.15

The Presidential Address Peter Clark (St Andrews) Logic, applied mathematics and intuition Chaired by Steven French (Leeds)

Auditorium

19.15–20.00

Drinks Reception, sponsored by OUP

Grove Lawns

20.15–21.30

Conference dinner

Hall

[2D]

20.00–00.00

Bar open

Café / Bar

[2E]

1

[2D] [3A] [1A]

Friday 11 July 07.30–08.30

Breakfast

Hall*

[2D]

08.45–10.15

Open Session IV

see p.4

10.15–10.30

Tea and Coffee

Auditorium

[1A]

10.30–12.00

Plenary session II Laura Ruetsche (Michigan) ‘Naturalistic’ Metaphysics and the Interpretation of Quantum Theories Chaired by Harvey Brown (Oxford)

Auditorium

[1A]

12.00–12.45

BSPS AGM

Auditorium

[1A]

12.45–13.45

Lunch

Hall

[2D]

13.45–14.45

Open Session V

see p.4

15.00–16.30

Plenary Session III Auditorium Christopher Pincock (Ohio State) Inference to the Best Explanation: A Modest Proposal Chaired by Peter Clark (St Andrews)

[1A]

*Accommodation includes breakfast at, and only at, the institution where accommodation is provided. So: those with accommodation at Murray Edwards must eat breakfast at Murray Edwards; those with accommodation at Fitzwilliam must eat breakfast at Fitzwilliam.

2

Open sessions: Thursday Old SCR [2B]

Walter Grave Room [2C]

Gaskoin Room [3C]

Music Room [3D]

William Thatcher [1C]

Session I 12.00–12.30

Sebastian Lutz. Abstraction, idealization, and the application of mathematics

Adam Toon. Where is the understanding?

Matthew Parker. The poverty of infinitesimal probabilities

Ellen Fridland. Intelligence automatically

Matthias Egg. Views of the quantum state in Bohmian Mechanics and the GRW Theory

12.30–13.00

Zee Perry. Intensive and extensive quantities

Mario Santos-Sousa. What, if anything, can the epistemology of number learn from the psychology of numerical cognition?

Alexandru Marcoci. Solving the absentminded driver problem through deliberation

Katharina Kraus. Quantifying introspection? – The case of pain measurement

Benjamin Eva. Interpreting Topos Quantum Theory

Session II 14.00–14.30

Philippe Verreault-Julien. Understanding through counterfactual analysis modelling

Ala