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CamPoS (Cambridge Philosophy of Science) is a network of academics and students working in the philosophy of science in various parts of the University of Cambridge, including the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and the Faculty of Philosophy. The Wednesday afternoon seminar series features current research by CamPoS members as well as visitors to Cambridge and scholars based in nearby institutions. If you are interested in presenting in the series, please contact Brian Pitts (jbp25). If you have any queries or suggestions for other activities that CamPoS could undertake, please contact Huw Price, Jeremy Butterfield or Anna Alexandrova.

Seminars are held on Wednesdays, 1.00–2.30pm in Seminar Room 2.

Further details of the composition and activities of CamPoS

Lent Term 2017

25 January Stephen John (HPS, Cambridge)
Wishful speaking: science, truth and dictatorship
1 February Adrian Currie (Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, Cambridge)
Why common cause explanation is not the main business of historical reconstruction
8 February Matthew Parrott (KCL)
Delusional cognition as explanation
15 February Hasok Chang (HPS, Cambridge)
Pragmatist coherence as the source of truth and reality
22 February Yang Liu (Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, Cambridge)
Towards a more realistic subjective decision theory
1 March Andrew Buskell (HPS, Cambridge)
Ecological factors of attraction and causal explanation in cultural attractor theory
8 March Christopher Austin (University of Oxford)
A biologically informed hylomorphism
15 March Remco Heesen (Philosophy, Cambridge)
Why the priority rule does not exist