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October 13-15, 2017, CU Boulder
Conference on the History and Philosophy of Science:
Metaphysics and the Laws of Nature

Friday

5:30pm
Keynote: David Albert (Columbia)
Followed by a reception at the Museum of Natural History

Saturday

8:30am
Coffee and Bagels

9:00am
"Why are the Laws So Useful?" Chris Dorst (UNC)
Comments by Erica Shumener (Pittsburgh)

10:15am
"Unificationist BSA," Thomas Blanchard (IL Wesleyan)
Comments by Bixin Guo (USC)

11:30am
"Metaphysics of Laws and Time," Barry Loewer (Rutgers)
Comments by Nina Emery, (Mount Holyoke)

12:45pm
Lunch Restaurants on the Hill

2:00pm
"Multiple Realization's Last Stand" Kevin Morris (Tulane)
Comments by Jonah Branding (Central Michigan)

3:15pm
"Local Qualities," Elizabeth Miller (Yale)
Comments by Michael Hicks (Oxford)

4:30pm
"Meta-Laws and Dispositions," Julie Godfrey (Durham)
Comments by Neil Williams (University of Buffalo)

5:45pm
Keynote: Alyssa Ney (UC Davis)

7:30pm
Dinner at TBA

Sunday

8:30am
Coffee and Bagels

9:00am
"Bettering BSA with Big Data," Ioan Muntean (UNC, Asheville)
Comments by Zanja Yudell (CalState Chico)

10:15am
"Modalizing Regularity Theories," Al Wilson (Birmingham)
Comments by Christina Conroy (Morehead State)

11:30am
Keynote: Michael Tooley (Colorado)

Please email heather.demarest@colorado.edu with any questions.

 
     
   
 
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