The Nathan Stemmer memorial colloquium
A joint workshop of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Pennsylvania
1-3 July, 2018
Room 324, Levy Building, Edmond J. Safra Campus
Sunday, July 1
9:00-9:30 Awarding of the Stemmer Prize, greetings on behalf of the Stemmer family
09:30-10:40 Georgie Statham (Van Leer) / From Organic Chemistry to Scientific Pluralism
10:50-12:00 Robin Hendry (Durham) / Taking Approximations Seriously
12:10-13:20 Alkistis Elliott-Graves (Helsinki)/ What are General Models About?
14:50-16:00 Melissa Jacquart (Penn) / Modeling and Realism in Astrophysics: The Case of Dark Matter
16:10-17:20 Michael Weisberg (Penn) / Dark Galaxies and Integrated Knowledge: The View from 116 Megaparsecs Away
Monday, July 2
09:30-10:40 Daniel J. Singer (Penn) / Models and Target Systems in Normative Inquiry
10:50-12:00 David Enoch (HUJI) / Against Utopianism: Noncompliance and Multiple Agents
12:10-13:20 Jonathan Najenson (HUJI) / Where Do Memories Go?
14:50-16:00 Ori Hacohen (HUJI)/ An Ascriptionist View of Mental Representations
16:10-17:20 Shahar Hechtlinger (HUJI) / Formal Idealization in Computational Modeling: Explanatory Falsehoods?
Tuesday, July 3
09:30-10:40 Arnon Levy (HUJI) / Must the Best Explanation be True?
10:50-12:00 Steve Esser (Penn) / Ubiquitous Idealization and the Ontic Constraint on Causal Explanation
12:00-13:00 Concluding discussion