Emergence and Reduction in Science

October 23, 2014 - October 25, 2014
IHPST University of Paris-1 Sorbonne

13 rue du Four


Manafu Alex
IHPST University of Paris-1 Sorbonne
Kistler Max
IHPST University of Paris-1 Sorbonne

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Emergence and Reduction in Science Workshop

23-25 Oct 2014

IHPST, 13 rue du Four, Paris 75006. 

Tentative Schedule

Thursday, Oct. 23

10:00 Alex Manafu: From Multiple Realization to Emergence
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15 Robin Hendry: Emergence vs. reduction: where is the evidence?
12:15-13:45 Lunch break at University Restaurant
13:45 Sandra Mitchell: Biological Robustness and Emergence
14:45-15:00 Coffee break
15:00 Paul Humphreys: Transformational Emergence
16:00 Laura Franklin-Hall: Making Sense of Autonomous High-Level Explanation via Causal Economy

Friday, Oct. 24

10:00 Sergio Chibbaro: Some considerations on Determinism, Chaos and Reductionism: Probability as an emergent property
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15 Barry Loewer: The Mentaculus Vision
12:15-13:45 Lunch break at University Restaurant
13:45 Alex Rosenberg: Making mechanism interesting
14:45-15:00 Coffee break
15:00 Robert Batterman: The Mathematics of Autonomy and Minimal Modeling
16:00 Andreas Hüttemann: Reduction and Coherence
19:00 Conference Dinner at Bouillon Racine (3 rue Racine, Paris. map here).

Saturday, Oct. 25

10:00 Eric Scerri: The electronic configurations of atoms and what they tell us about the epistemological reduction of chemistry
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15 Jagdish Hattiangadi: Entities that Emerge by Chance, and in Time
12:15-13:45 Lunch break (everyone on their own)
13:45 Carl Gillett: Mutualism versus Fundamentalism: Understanding our Ongoing Battles over Reduction and Emergence
14:45-15:00 Coffee break
15:00 Ken Aizawa: Compositional Realization
16:00 Olivier Sartenaer: Emergent Evolutionism, Determinism and Unpredictability


If you would like to attend the workshop please send an email with the subject "workshop registration" stating your name, position and institutional affiliation to alexmanafu*gmail.com (replace * by you know what sign). Note that the number of seats is limited and we might not be able to accommodate everyone.

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October 20, 2014, 12:00am CET

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