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Department of History and Philosophy of Science

 

This reading group meets fortnightly on Mondays at 3pm–4pm in the Pavilion Meeting Room, Newnham College, and on Zoom.

Organised by Charlotte Zemmel (ccz23) and Ina Jäntgen (ij271).

Easter Term 2022

Aim: Discussing the challenges of statistical inferences involving thick concepts as well as foundational work in the philosophy of statistics.

2 May: Causal inference involving value-laden concepts

  • Bright, Liam Kofi, Daniel Malinsky, and Morgan Thompson. 2016. 'Causally Interpreting Intersectionality Theory.' Philosophy of Science 83 (1): 60–81.
  • Background reading: Kohler-Hausmann, Issa. 2019. 'Eddie Murphy and the Dangers of Counterfactual Causal Thinking About Detecting Racial Discrimination.' Northwestern University Law Review 113 (5): 1163–1228.

16 May: Causal inference involving value-laden concepts

Extended session: 3–5pm

  • Ackermans, Lennart. 2022. 'Causal bias in measures of inequality of opportunity.' [manuscript] (draft will be shared in advance)

30 May: Foundational work in the philosophy of statistics

13 June: Foundational work in the philosophy of statistics