Archives 2015-2016

56th Annual Program
2015–2016

The Abner Shimony Forum*

Quantum Mechanics and Modality

Friday, October 9th, 2015, 2pm – 6pm
The Castle, 225 Bay State Rd.

Quantum Mechanics Poster

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    Our speakers with Center Director, Alisa Bokulich. Left to right: Elise Crull, Jacob Barandes, Nahuel Sznajderhaus, and Alisa Bokulich

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    Nahuel Sznajderhaus speaks at the CPHS event Quantum Mechanics and Modality at The Castle on Oct. 9th, 2015.

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    Elise Crull speaks at the CPHS event Quantum Mechanics and Modality at The Castle on Oct. 9th, 2015.

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    Alisa Bokulich and Elise Crull take a question from John Stachel at the CPHS event Quantum Mechanics and Modality at The Castle on Oct. 9th, 2015.

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    Audience discussion at CPHS event Quantum Mechanics and Modality at The Castle on Oct. 9th, 2015.

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    Jacob Barandes speaks at the CPHS event Quantum Mechanics and Modality at The Castle on Oct. 9th, 2015.

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    Gregg Jaeger speaks at the CPHS event Quantum Mechanics and Modality at The Castle on Oct. 9th, 2015.

Heisenberg and the Incomplete-ability of Quantum Mechanics

Elise Crull Philosophy, CUNY

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Exploring a Closed Theory Stance Towards Quantum Mechanics

Nahuel Sznajderhaus CPHS Visiting Fellow andPhilosophy, University of Leeds

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Lessons from the Minimal Modal Interpretation of Quantum Theory

Jacob Barandes Physics, Harvard University

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Possibility and Quantum Measurement

Gregg Jaeger Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Boston University

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* Named in honor of Abner Shimony (1928-2015), Center faculty member, in gratitude for his key contributions to the philosophy of physics and philosophy of science more broadly.

Convergent Minds: The Evolution of Cognitive Complexity

Co-organized with Washington University-St. Louis, Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program. Sponsored by The John Templeton Foundation, and the Boston University Center for Humanities

Saturday, October 24th, 2015,
Photonics Colloquium Room (906), Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s St.

Convergent Minds Poster

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    All of our speakers for CPHS event "Convergent Minds" with Center Director Alisa Bokulich and co-organizer Russell Powell.

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    Collin Allen speaks at CPHS event "Convergent Minds" at Photonics Center on Oct. 24th 2015.

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    Thomas Bugnyar speaks at CPHS event "Convergent Minds" at Photonics Center on Oct. 24th 2015.

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    Matt Cartmill speaks at CPHS event "Convergent Minds" at Photonics Center on Oct. 24th 2015.

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    Lars Chittka speaks at CPHS event "Convergent Minds" at Photonics Center on Oct. 24th 2015.

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    Nicola Clayton and Clive Wilkins speak at CPHS event "Convergent Minds" at Photonics Center on Oct. 24th 2015.

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    Kay Holekamp speaks at CPHS event "Convergent Minds" at Photonics Center on Oct. 24th 2015.

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    Lori Marino speaks at CPHS event "Convergent Minds" at Photonics Center on Oct. 24th 2015.

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    Jennifer Mather speaks at CPHS event "Convergent Minds" at Photonics Center on Oct. 24th 2015.

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    Dan McShea speaks at CPHS event "Convergent Minds" at Photonics Center on Oct. 24th 2015.

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    Irina Mikhalevich speaks at CPHS event "Convergent Minds" at Photonics Center on Oct. 24th 2015.

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    Russell Powell speaks at CPHS event "Convergent Minds" at Photonics Center on Oct. 24th 2015.

9:00am – 11:00am

  • Introduction to Convergent Minds

    Russell Powell Philosophy, Boston University

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  • The Evolution of Problem Solving Abilites in Mammalian Carnivores

    Kay Holekamp Zoology, Michigan State University

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  • Cetaceans and Primates: Convergent Themes in Cognition

    Lori Marino The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy, Utah

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  • Convergent Abstractions: Why Comparative Cognition Isn’t Mechanistic (Enough)

    Collin Allen HPSC and Cognitive Science, Indiana University

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11:15am – 1:00pm

  • ‘Raven Politics’: Understanding and Use of Third-party Relations

    Thomas Bugnyar Cognitive Ethology, University of Vienna

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  • Why Might Minds Converge? The Case of the Octopus

    Jennifer Mather Psychology, University of Lethbridge

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  • Convergence on What: Rationality, Reason, or Passion?

    Dan McShea Biology, Duke University

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2:30pm – 3:45pm

  • Smart Moves: Is Behavioral Flexibility Evidence of Cognitive Complexity?

    Irina Mikhalevich Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology and Philosophy, Washington U.-St. Louis

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  • What Can Insect Brains Tell Us About How Difficult it is to Evolve Intelligence?

    Lars Chitkka Sensory and Behavioral Ecology, Queen Mary University of London

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4:00pm – 5:30pm

  • The Spoon Lecture ~ Relativity and Anchors in Time

    Nicola S. Clayton and Clive A. P. Wilkins Psychology, University of Cambridge, Artist

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  • Synthetic Commentary

    Matt Cartmill Anthropology, Boston University

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The Robert S. Cohen Forum

Economic Fictions and the Methodology of Positive Economics

Friday, November 13th, 2015 2pm-5pm
The Castle 225 Bay State Rd.

CPHS Poster - Economic Fictions

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    Our speakers with Center Director Alisa Bokulich, for the CPHS event "Economic Fictions" on Nov. 13th, 2015. Left to right: Paul Hoyningen-Huene, Tarja Knuuttila, Alisa Bokulich, Peter Spiegler.

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    Peter Spiegler speaks at CPHS event "Economic Fictions" at The Castle on Nov 13th, 2015.

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    Tarja Knuuttila speaks at CPHS event "Economic Fictions" at The Castle on Nov 13th, 2015.

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    Paul Hoyningen-Huene speaks at CPHS event "Economic Fictions" at The Castle on Nov 13th, 2015.

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    Our speakers for the CPHS event "Economic Fictions" on Nov. 13th, 2015. Left to right: Peter Spiegler, Tarja Knuuttila, Paul Hoyningen-Huene.

Revisiting Friedman’s F53: Hedging, Popper, and Weber

Paul Hoyningen-Huene Philosophy, Leibniz Universität Hannover & Economics, Universität Zürich

Economics and the Epistemology of ‘As-If’

Peter Spiegler Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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Counterfactual Storytelling and Fictional Modeling: Friedman vs. Tobin on the Causation of Nominal Income

Tarja Knuuttila Philosophy, University of South Carolina

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How Can HPS Contribute to Science Literacy and Citizenship?

Co-Sponsored by the Boston University School of Education and funded by a grant from the NSF

Visit the Conference Website here for more information

Friday February 26th and Saturday 27th, 2016
Photonics Colloquium Room (906)
9th Floor, Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s Street

HPS SCIENCE LITERACY - MAIN POSTER

Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm

  • Opening Remarks

    Hardin Coleman, Dean of Boston University School of Education

  • Fostering Scientific Literacy through the Development of Epistemic Practices

    Gregory Kelly College of Education, Pennsylvania State University

  • What Do We Need to Know about Embryos, and Why it Really Matters?

    Jane Maienschein, Center for Biology & Society, Arizona State U. and Marine Biological Lab

  • Teaching Ecological Citizenship and Sustainable Living in the Social Studies Classroom

    Jay Shuttleworth College of Education, Long Island University, Brooklyn

Friday 2:00pm – 5:00pm

  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying about Making Little Scientists & Love Persuasion: K-12 Science Literacy

    Fouad Abd-El-Khalick College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  • Engaging Good Climate Citizens

    Andrew Light Philosophy and Public Policy, George Mason University and World Resources Institute

  • Teachers as Moral Agents? The Challenges of Teaching about and for the Environment

    Li-Ching Ho School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Saturday 10:00am – 12:00pm

  • Philosophical Implications of Understanding Citizens as Science Consumers

    Rachel A. Ankeny School of Humanities, University of Adelaide

  • Engagement, the Emerging Frontier: Bridging the Divides between Science, Policy, & Citizenship

    Mahmud Farooque School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University

Saturday 1:30pm – 3:00pm

  • Roundtable Discussion

    Michael Matthews, Christine Baron, Yann Benétreau-Dupin, and Luciana Garbayo

 

The annual Robert S. Cohen Forum is named in honor of the Center’s co-founder and first director.

The Alfred I. Tauber Forum

Race and Epistemic Marginalization in Science

Friday, April 8th, 2016 2pm-6pm
The Castle 225 Bay State Rd.

Event poster

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    Our speakers for CPHS event "Race and Epistemic Marginalization on Science" with Center Director Alisa Bokulich. Left to right: Lundy Braun, Kyle Whyte, Kristie Dotson, Arianne Shahvisi.

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    Kyle Whyte speaks at CPHS event "Race and Epistemic Marginalization on Science" at The Castle on April 8th, 2016.

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    Lundy Braun speaks at CPHS event "Race and Epistemic Marginalization on Science" at The Castle on April 8th, 2016.

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    Kristie Dotson speaks at CPHS event "Race and Epistemic Marginalization on Science" at The Castle on April 8th, 2016.

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    Arianne Shahvisi speaks at CPHS event "Race and Epistemic Marginalization on Science" at The Castle on April 8th, 2016.

Considering the Scope of Epistemic Oppression

Kristie Dotson, Philosophy, Michigan State University

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The Epistemological Dimensions of Structural Racism: Lung Function and Disease in the US & South Africa

Lundy Braun, Africana Studies and Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Brown University

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On the Bluntness of the Master’s Tools: Induction and Abduction as Methods of Marginalization

Arianne Shahvisi Medical Ethics and Humanities, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

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Indigenous Advocacy Movements in Climate Science: Ethical and Epistemic Issues

Kyle Whyte, Philosophy, Michigan State University

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The annual Alfred I. Tauber Forum on Integrating Scientific Knowledge with Human Needs is named in honor of the Center’s second director.