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LMU Munich11-13 December 2014www.lmu.de/abmp2014In the past two decades, agent-based models (ABMs) have become ubiquitous in philosophy and various sciences. ABMs have been applied, for example, to study the evolution of norms and language, to understand migration patterns of past civilizations, to investigate how population levels change in ecosystems over time, and more. In contrast with classical economic models or population-level models in biology, ABMs are praised for their […]
With permission, I'm posting some of David Chalmers' quick thoughts/responses to Panu Raatikainen's critical notice of David's recent aufbauesque (2012) book, Constructing the World (some lectures on this are here on youtube):---------------------(1) Are bridge laws allowed in the scrutability base, and if so does this trivialize scrutability theses? Bridge laws are certainly not disallowed from the base in general (indeed, I'd have psychophysical bridge laws in my own base). When I said that […]
CALL FOR PAPERS 15TH CONGRESS OF LOGIC, METHODOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CLMPS 2015)University of Helsinki, Finland, 3-8 August 2015http://www.helsinki.fi/clmpsSUBMISSION DEADLINE: 30 November 2014The Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (CLMPS) is organized every four years by the Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (DLMPS). The Philosophical Society of Finland, the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in […]
David Chalmers recently published an ambitious and fascinating new book, Constructing the World. Oxford University Press, 2012. A critical notice by Panu Raatikainen (University of Helsinki) is here: Raatikainen, P. 2014. "Chalmers Blueprint of the World", International Journal of Philosophical Studies 22 (1):113-128.
This is the third in a series of three posts in which I rehearse what I hope to say at the Author Meets Critics session for Lara Buchak's tremendous new book Risk and Rationality at the Pacific APA in a couple of weeks. The previous two posts are here and here. In the first post, I gave an overview of risk-weighted expected utility theory, Buchak's alternative to expected utility theory. In the second post, I gave a prima facie reason for worrying about any departure from […]
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