Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science

57th Annual Program
2016–2017

57th Annual Poster

Methodological Issues in Multi-Scale Modeling

Co-sponsored by the BU Department of Earth and Environment

Friday, October 14th, 2016, 2pm – 5pm
CAS 132, 675 Commonwealth Ave.

Issues in Multi-Scale Modeling Event Poster

Multi-Scale Modeling in Nanoscience

Julia Bursten, Philosophy, University of Kentucky

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Heuristics for Multi-Scale Modeling in Complex Systems

William Wimsatt, Philosophy, University of Minnesota

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The William Morris Davis Lecture:
Scales and Subjectivity in Earth Science Modeling

A. Brad Murray, Nicholas School of the Environment; Center on Complex and Nonlinear Systems, Duke University

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    Our speakers with CPHS director Alisa Bokulich (left to right): A. Brad Murray, Alisa Bokulich, Julia Bursten, and William Wimsatt.

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    A. Brad Murray gives his talk to a full house.

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    Julia Bursten speaks at the CPHS event "Methodological Issues in Multi-Scale Modeling".

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    William Wimsatt closes out the event

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    "Methodological Issues in Multi-Scale Modeling" on Oct. 14th 2016.

The Robert S. Cohen Forum

Émilie Du Châtelet: 310th Anniversary

Co-sponsored by the Harvard U. History of Philosophy Workshop, co-organized with the BU College of Fine Arts Theater Program

Friday and Saturday November 18th – 19th, 2016

CPHS Event - Emilie Du Chatelet

Friday 4:00pm
BU Theater Lab, Rm. 104, College of Fine Arts, 855 Commonwealth Ave

  • Staged Reading of Émilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson*

    Directed by Judy Braha, College of Fine Arts, Boston University

  • Panel Discussion and Talk Back

Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm
The Terrace Lounge, George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave.

  • The Evolution of Émilie Du Châtelet’s Ways of Thinking: From the Métaphysique d’Amour to a Métaphysique du Tout

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  • How Much Did She See? Du Châtelet’s Commentary on Newton’s Principia

    George Smith, Philosophy, Tufts University

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  • Du Châtelet and the Fight Over Metaphysics

    Ruth Hagengruber, Philosophy, Paderborn University, Germany

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Saturday 2:30-5:30pm
The Terrace Lounge, George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave.

  • Substance and Body in Du Châtelet’s Institutions de Physique

    Marius Stan, Philosophy, Boston College

  • Émilie Du Châtelet & the Scope of Physics in the Early Eighteenth Century

    Andrew Janiak, Philosophy, Duke University

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  • Beyond the Newtonians: Du Châtelet’s Quest in her Institutions de Physique

    Katherine Brading, History & Philosophy of Science, University of Notre Dame

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Émilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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    Our staged reading of "Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight" by Lauren Gunderson (left to right): John Austin, Alejandra Mangini, Alex Schneps, Madeline Sosnowski, Judy Braha, Alisa Bokulich, Hannah Antman, and Renelle Wilson

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    Alex Schneps as Voltaire argues passionately.

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    Center founder Bob Cohen with Carolyn Merchant and Pnina Abir-Am.

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    The Gentleman (John Austin) and Madam (Alejandra Mangini) regard Emile (Madeline Sosnowski).

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    Madeline Sosnowski meets Judith Zinsser, our colloquium speaker and author of "Emilie Du Châtelet: Daring Genius of the Enlightenment".

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    Our lovely cast.

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    Center Director Alisa Bokulich with (left to right) Ruth Hagengruber, Carolyn Merchant, and Katherine Brading.

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    Marius Stan begins the afternoon session with his talk.

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    George Smith speaks.

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    Andrew Janiak gives his talk.

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    Katherine Brading gives the final talk of the day.

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    Center Director Alisa Bokulich with (left to right): Marius Stan, George Smith, Ruth Hagengruber, Katherine Brading, Andrew Janiak, Judith Zinsser, and event co-sponsor Jeffrey McDonough.

Alfred I. Tauber Forum

Understanding Reproducibility & Error Correction in Science

Co-Sponsored by GMS and BU’s BEST

Friday March 17th, 2017, 1pm – 5pm
The Terrace Lounge,
George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave

Error Correction Poster - IMAGE

Repetition, Variation, & Control: Historical Perspectives

Jutta Schickore, History & Philosophy of Science & Medicine, Indiana U., Bloomington

Crisis in Science: Time for Reform?

Arturo Casadevall, Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, Johns Hopkins

Severe Testing: The Key to Error Correction

Deborah Mayo, Philosophy, Virginia Tech

Replicate That… Maintaining a Healthy Failure Rate in Science

Stuart Firestein, Biological Sciences, Columbia

The Myths of Testosterone

Co-Sponsored by the BU Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Tuesday March 28th, 2017, 2pm-5pm
Photonics Colloquium Room (906)
Photonics Center, 8 Saint Mary’s Street

Myths of Testosterone

Testosterone, Gender/Sex, & Sexuality: Empirical Findings from Social Neuroendocrinology

Sari Van Anders, Psychology and Women’s Studies, U. Michigan, Ann Arbor

Racing with Steroids: How Research on Testosterone Makes Race ‘Biological’

Rebecca Jordan-Young, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, Barnard College

Bringing Down the T-Rex: Sex, Gender & Testosterone

Cordelia Fine, Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne, Australia

Abner Shimony Forum

Experimental Metaphysics 30 Years On

Co-Sponsored by the BU Department of Philosophy and BU Quantum Computation & Measurement Lab

Friday April 28th, 2017, 1pm – 5pm
Photonics Colloquium Room (906)
Photonics Center, 8 Saint Mary’s Street

Experimental Metaphysics - Poster

‘Passion-at-a-Distance’: A Defence and Celebration

Wayne Myrvold, Philosophy, Western University, Canada

Significant-Loophole-Free Test of Local Realism with Entangled Photons

Marissa Giustina, Quantum Optics, University of Vienna, Austria

Separability, Locality, & Higher Dimensions in Quantum Mechanics

Alyssa Ney, Philosophy, UC Davis

Experimental Metaphysics Beyond Bell’s Theorem

Eric Cavalcanti, Physics, Griffith University, Australia