Monday, May 6, 2013

Conference report: 6th Munich-Sydney-Tilburg Philosophy of Science: Models and Decisions

This was the 6th conference in the annual Munich-Tilburg-Sydney series of philosophy of science conferences.

This year the conference was in Munich, hosted by the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilians University. The theme was "Models and Decisions", with the aim of bringing together two distinct groups of researchers from within philosophy of science and from further afield. The keynote speakers were: Luc Bovens (Professor of Philosophy at the London School of Economics), Itzhak Gilboa (Professor of Economics and Decision Sciences at HEC, Paris, and at the Eitan Berglas School of Economics, Tel-Aviv University), Ulrike Hahn (Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck College, University of London), Michael Strevens (Professor of Philosophy at New York University), and Claudia Tebaldi (Professor of Statistics and Climate Science University of British Columbia, Vancouver and at Climate Central). The conference was a great success, with terrific papers and discussions. The next conference will be hosted by the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science in April 2014 at the University of Sydney.