[SydPhil] UOW Workshop: Problems of Scale

Patrick McGivern patrickm at uow.edu.au
Tue Feb 23 13:28:37 AEDT 2016

Workshop on Problems of Scale

Problems of scale arise in a variety of philosophical contexts. Discussions of levels of explanation, degrees of abstraction, coarse-graining, structure, mechanisms, and emergence all commonly appeal to relations between scales. The aim of this workshop is to examine a variety of problems in these areas and to develop a better understanding of the role that scale plays in them. This will involve philosophers with interests in a range of areas of science, including physics, chemistry, biology, and cognitive science, as well as those with more general interests in the nature of explanation, measurement, and modelling.

Dates: March 10th/11th

Location: Building 19, room 2072, University of Wollongong main campus

Confirmed speakers:

Pierrick Bourrat (University of Sydney)
Robin Hendry (Durham University)
Lina Jansson (University of Nottingham)
David Michael Kaplan (Macquarie University)
John Matthewson (Massey University)
Patrick McGivern (University of Wollongong)
Michael Silberstein (Elizabethtown College)
Johanna Wolff (University of Hong Kong)

The workshop is free, but for catering purposes please contact Patrick McGivern to register your attendance at patrickm at uow.edu.au<mailto:patrickm at uow.edu.au>


Dr. Patrick McGivern
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy
Head of Postgraduate Studies, School of Humanities and Social Inquiry
University of Wollongong
p: +61 2 4221 5676
e: patrickm at uow.edu.au<mailto:patrickm at uow.edu.au>
w: https://uow.academia.edu/PatrickMcGivern/

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