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Ernst March Workshop IV (2015): Parsimony in Philosophy

11.06.2015 – 12.06.2015
AKC, Husova 352/4, Prague 11000

Keynote speaker: Prof. Elliott Sober

EMW IV Programme (PDF)

Thursday, June 11th
10:00 – 11:30 Elliott Sober (Wisconsin), Parsimony in Philosophy
11:30 – 12:15 Luigi Scorzato (Vicenza), On the relation between simplicity and measurability in science.

Lunch break

14:00 – 14:45 Andrei Marasoiu (Virginia), What is ontological parsimony? Some worries from set theory
14:45 – 15:30 Michael Clark (Hamburg), Against the laser

Coffee break

15:45 – 16:30 Aviezer Tucker (Harvard) Sober and the Inference of Common Cause

17:00 Banquet at the Grand Café Orient

Friday, June 12th

9:30 – 10:15 Íñigo Ongay de Felipe (Oviedo) How (the two) Weismann´s arguments on Natural Selection relate to parsimony
10:15 – 11:00 Vladimír Vodička (Olomouc), What is special about life?

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:00 Vasil Penchev (Sofia), “Mach’s razor” applied to itself: Sober, Einstein’s “Mach’s principle”, and the cosmological constant
12:00 – 12:45 Mike Dacey (St. Louis), Three Problems of Parsimony in Psychology


Elliott Sober (Wisconsin): Parsimony in Philosophy