Metaphysics of Science Conference

Program Schedule

Conference Venue:

 

•  Lecture Room 414 & 401, Orbis Hall, Seoul Campus of Kyung Hee University

•  The president's welcoming address and all plenary talks will be given at 414

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

TIME

PROGRAM

10:00 am

- 11:00 am

REGISTRATION

11:00 am

11:10 am

Dr. Inwon Choue (the President of KHU)

Welcoming Address

11:10 am

12:00 pm

Huw Price (University of Sydney , Australia)

Time's arrow and Eddington's challenge

12:00 pm

1:30 pm

LUNCH

GENERAL PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

SESSION (Venue: 414)

PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS

SESSION (Venue: 401)

1:30 pm

2:20 pm

In-Rae Cho (Seoul National Univ, Korea)

The task-relative rationality of human reasoning

Nikolaj Jang Lee Linding Pedersen (UCLA, USA)

Mathematical scepticism and entitlement

2:20 pm

3:10 pm

Masahiro Yamada (Claremont Graduate University, USA)

Ruling out that pigs speak fluent French when nobody's looking

Hsing-Chien Tsai (National Chung-Cheng University , Taiwan)

A modest mathematical platonism

3:10 pm

3:30 pm

COFFEE BREAK

3:30 pm

4:20 pm

Hsi-Heng Cheng (National Tsin-Hua University, Taiwan)

On Peirces conception of laws of nature

Jeong-Il Park (Sookmyung Women's Univ, Korea)

Wittgenstein on Gödel's incompleteness theorem

4:20 pm

5:10 pm

Szu-Ting Chen (National Tsin-Hua University, Taiwan)

Causal structure as a guiding idea in the practice of economic theorizing

Woosuk Park (KAIST, Korea)

Was Hilberts foundation of physics (too) metaphysical?


6:00 pm

CONFERENCE DINNER

 

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

TIME

PROGRAM

METAPHYSICS

SESSION (Venue: 414)

PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE

SESSION (Venue: 401)

10:00 am

10:50 am

Eline Busck Gundersen (University of Oslo, Norway)

The metaphysical modesty of conditional accounts of dispositions

Jinho Kang (Seoul National Univ, Korea)

Chomsky and Wittgenstein against referential semantics

10:50 am

11:40 am

Lars Bo Gundersen (Aarhus University, Denmark )

Knowledge, cognitive dispositions and conditionals

Kai-Yuan Cheng (National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan)

The meaning of disposition ascriptions: a Wittgensteinian approach

11:40 am

1:00 pm

LUNCH

1:00 pm

2:30 pm

Alexander Bird (Bristol University, UK)

The ontology of natural kinds

2:30 pm

2:40 pm

MOVING

 

 

REALISM AND ANTI-REALISM

SESSION (Venue: 401)

2:40 pm

3:30 pm

Chunghyoung Lee (California State University, Fresno, USA / POSTECH, Korea)

Before-effect, Zeno causality or no (Known) cause

Takahiro Yamada (Kyoto University, Japan)

The "truth-value links" problem for anti-realism about the Past

3:30 pm

4:20 pm

Toby Handfield (Monash University, Australia)

The concept of chance

Reuy-Lin Chen (National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan)

Experimental realism and realization

4:20 pm

4:40 pm

COFFE BREAK

5:30 pm

6:20 pm

Tora Koyama (Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, Japan)

Fundamentality and ideology

Shin Kim (Hankuk Univ of Foreign Studies, Korea)

Abstract entities and the inference to the best explanation

4:40 pm

5:30 pm

Simon Langford (Hannam University, Korea)

The no persistence conditions thesis

Yasuo Nakayama (Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University, Japan)

A nominalistic theory of multiple languages and its application to debates on scientific realism


8:00 pm

GET-TOGETHER OVER BEER OF EAST-ASIAN ANALYTIC PHILOSOPHERS

 

Thursday, August 5, 2010

TIME

PROGRAM

PHILOSOPHY OF MIND

SESSION (Venue: 414)

PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICS

SESSION (Venue: 401)

10:00 am

10:50 am

Itay Shani (Kyung Hee University, Korea)

Mind stuffed with red herrings: on aggregates, unities, and James' argument against the Self-compounding of mental fact

Huw Price (University of Sydney, Australia)

Human incapacities and their metaphysical significance

10:50 am

11:40 am

Young E Rhee (Kangwon National Univ, Korea)

How can functionalism support the extended mind hypothesis

Takeshi Sakon (Osaka University, Japan)

Why are there no time-travellers?: from a presentist point of view

11:40 am

1:00 pm

LUNCH

1:00 pm

2:30 pm

Helen Beebee (University of Birmingham, UK)

Is causation scalar?

2:30 pm

2:40 pm

MOVING

2:40 pm

3:30 pm

Youngjin Kiem (Kyonggi Univ, Korea)

How is it possible to represent non-existent entities? (Toward a solution to the puzzle about the intentionality of consciousness)

Adam Murray (Toronto University, Canada)

Actualism and Mere Possibilia

3:30 pm

4:20 pm

Masaki Ichinose (Tokyo University, Japan)

Degrees of freedom and life science

Yingjin Xu (Fudan University, China)

How to Tell a  Propositional-Attitude-Eliminating Story on Cognition without Eliminating Contents?

4:20 pm

6:00 pm

TEA TIME