A Pre-Conference Mixer will be on Friday the 22th of Aug.
For more information on the speakers see the Speakers page!
Note that many of the presenters names and talk/panel titles are hyper-linked to more information!
Saturday 23rd August
|9.30am||Registration, Welcome, Meet and Greet and Introduction|
|10.00||Presentation: John Wilkins – “Philosophy of Science – What is it? Why do it?“|
|10.30||Presentation: Rohan Mcleod – “Scientific and Engineering language in the context; of a more general theory of discourse“|
|11.00||Presentation: James Fodor – “The Shaky Foundations of Science: An Overview of the Big Issues“|
|12.30||Presentation: Kevin Korb – “Science v Pseudoscience: What’s the Difference?“|
|1.30||Break: Lunch / Networking|
|2.30||Panel: The Demarcation Problem – What is Science, and What Isn’t Science?|
Will the specter of metaphysics continue to haunt the hunter on the quest for a sound a demarcation criterion?
Panelists: Kevin Korb, John Wilkins, Greg Restall
|3.30||Presentation: Greg Restall – “Logic and Rationality; Disagreement and Evidence“|
|5.00||Presentation: Stephen Ames – “Scientific Naturalism – A Critique”|
|6.00||Presentation: John Wilkins – “Can Religion Accommodate Science and Must Science Accommodate Religion?“|
|7.15||Panel: Physicalism, Naturalism or not? Skepticism and Philosophy of Science|
Panelists: James Fodor, Stephen Ames, John Wilkins
|8.30 (ish)||Dinner Time!|
Sunday 24th August
|10.00 – 2.00||Breakfast of Champions: If good weather, a picnic at Fitzroy Gardens, if not then breakfast somewhere nearby|
|1.30||Find your way back to the Unitarian Hall (East Melb) by 1:30!|
|2.00||Presentation: Colin Hales – “The Revolutions of Scientific Structure“|
|3.00||Panel: Scientific Distinctiveness, and the Continuity between Philosophy & Science.|
How can these tensions between the distinctiveness and continuity of science be resolved or, at least,
Panelists: Colin Hales, John Wilkins, Bill Hall
|4.30||Presentation: Ashley Barnett – “Skepticism and the Psychology of Magic“|
|5.30||Presentation: Bill Hall – “Life, Knowledge and Natural Selection ― How Life (Scientifically) Designs Its Future” [slides]|
|7.00||Presentation: Chris Guest – “Pitfalls of Bayesian Reasoning“|
|8.00||Panel: Bayesianism on the rise – Logical Omniscience and our New Robotic Overlords [tentative]|
Panelists: Bill Hall, David Pearce, Chris Guest, Ashley Barnett
(Note: Meals/Drinks not included..)
By the end of the conference, we hope you are puzzled in articulate and productive ways