Autres événements / Other events

Nous répertorions ci-après un certain nombre d’autres événements en philosophie des sciences se déroulant sur Montréal / We list hereafter a number of other events in philosophy of science also taking place in Montreal.


4 mai / May 4 2018
Workshop “Scientific Theory Construction: Measurement and Empirical Constraints”
More information:
Local 0040, Faculté de l’aménagement, Université de Montréal (PLAN/MAP). Organisation: Chaire Ésope en philosophie des sciences

10-11 mai / May 10-11th 2018
Colloquium “The Biology of Behavior: Explanatory Pluralism Across the Life Sciences”
More information:
Local W-5215, 5eme étage, Pavillon Thérèse-Casgrain (W), 455, Boulevard René-Lévesque Est, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) (PLAN/MAP). Organisation: Chaire de recherche du Canada en philosophie des sciences de la vie, CIRST
Thursday, May 10th
9:00-12:30 – Non-human behaviour and typology of behaviors
Clint Kelly (Department of Biological Sciences, UQAM), Tinbergen’s four questions and the biology of behaviour
Wayne Sossin (Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology, and Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University), Can one understand ‘behaviour’ at the molecular level? Experiences from the simple model system of aplysia
Eric Muszynski & Christophe Malaterre (Department of Philosophy, UQAM), Best behaviour: a proposal for a non-binary conceptualization of behaviour in biology
James Cahill (Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta), Brainless behaviour:  experiments in plant behavioural ecology
14:00-16:45 – Human behaviour, proximal and distal explanation
Luc Faucher & Pierre Poirier (Department of Philosophy, UQAM), A New Hope: a better ICM to explain the biosocial construction of human realities
Eric Turkheimer & Lucas Matthews (Department of Psychology, University of Virginia), Across the great divide: connecting distal genetic causes and complex human behavior
Kathryn Plaisance (Department of Knowledge Integration and Department of Philosophy, University of Waterloo), Understanding ‘what could be’: an empirical study combining a randomized intervention with behavioral genetic methods and its implications for philosophical accounts of the scientific study of human behavior
Friday, May 11th
9:00-12:30 – Behaviour of collectives and integration questions
Simon Reader (Department of Biology, McGill University), Why mechanisms matter in the evolution of behaviour: debates on social learning
Emma Despland (Department of Biology, Concordia University), The ‘how’ and ‘why’ of collective locomotion in social caterpillars
Helen E. Longino (Department of Philosophy, Stanford University), Scaling up; scaling down: What’s missing?
Eric Hochstein (Department of Philosophy, University of Victoria), Learning the right lessons from ontic theories of explanation
13:30-15:00 – Human behaviour, intentionality and gender
Colin Allen (Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh), A place for intentional explanation?
Esther Rosario & Ingo Brigandt (Department of Philosophy, University of Alberta), Gender based brain studies and methodological plurality

22 mars / March 22nd, 6-8pm
Philip Kitcher, Columbia University
Mossman Lecture Series – D. Lorne Gales Lecture in the History of Science
Why is Climate Action So Hard?
Otto Maass Chemistry Building, Room 112, McGill University
Why is it so hard to address the problems posed by climate change?  Not simply because of the technical science or the variance among some detailed predictions.  Deciding what to do is bound up with ethical questions about how to weigh the welfare of future generations against the problems of the present, about economic uncertainties, about open questions concerning technology, about the needs of developing nations, and about how to coordinate a global effort.


29 novembre / November 29th, 12:30 – 2 pm
Eran Tal, McGill University
“Validating Patient-Reported Outcome Measures: Beyond Physics-Envy”
McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University

24 novembre / November 24, 3:00pm
George Schiemer, University of Vienna
“Transfer principles and structural equivalence”
Philosophy seminar room 422, 2910 blvd Edouard-Montpetit, Université de Montréal

2 novembre / November 2nd, 12:00 pm
François Claveau, Université de Sherbrooke
“Central Banks as Experts: What can Social Epistemology Say?”
Philosophy seminar room #927, 9th floor, Leacock building, McGill University

19 octobre / October 19th, 12:00 pm
Christophe Malaterre, UQAM
“Shades of Life”
Philosophy seminar room #927, 9th floor, Leacock building, McGill University

5 octobre / October 5th, 12:00 pm
Molly Kao, Université de Montréal
“Discovery and Justification: Refining the Context Distinction”
Philosophy seminar room #927, 9th floor, Leacock building, McGill University

22 septembre / September 22nd, 12:30 pm (TBC)
Molly Kao, Université de Montréal
Conférence organisée par / Talk organized by Fillosophie
Local W-5215, 5eme étage, Pavillon Thérèse-Casgrain (W), 455, Boulevard René-Lévesque Est, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

21 septembre / September 21st, 12:00 pm
Faith Wallis, McGill University
“Medicine’s Academic Turn in the 12th Century: the case of Master Batholomaeus of Salerno”
Philosophy seminar room #927, 9th floor, Leacock building, McGill University