Real Patterns in Science and Cognition - Agenda

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Agenda (Subject to Change)

All times are Mountain Standard Time (MST). Each speaker slot includes a 30-minute talk followed by 20 minutes of discussion, followed by a 10-minute break.

Time Speaker Title

Monday, February 28th
Session chair: Tyler Millhouse

9:00 - 9:30 AM Daniel Dennett Opening Remarks
9:30 - 10:20 AM Harold Kincaid and Ryan Nefdt "A Localist Approach to Real Patterns: Causal and Discrete Structures"
10:30 - 11:20 AM Don Ross "Real Patterns: A Review of General Issues"
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM Cailin O'Connor "Measuring Conventionality"
12:30 - 1:00 PM All Participants Open Discussion

Tuesday, March 1st
Session chair: Steve Petersen

9:00 - 9:50 AM David Wallace "Ontology as secondary: Math-first approaches to philosophy of science and metaphysics"
10:00 - 10:50 AM Sean Carroll "When Are There Emergent Patterns?"
11:00 - 11:50 AM Jessica Flack Title TBD
12:00 - 12:30 PM All Participants Open Discussion

Wednesday, March 2nd

Thursday, March 3rd
Session chair: Don Ross

9:00 - 9:50 AM James McAllister "Is Any Pattern Non-real?"
10:00 - 10:50 AM Tyler Millhouse "The Unsung Virtues of Fine-Graining"
11:00 - 11:50 AM Holly Andersen "Pattern Identification and the Density of Causal Structure"
12:00 - 12:30 PM All Participants Open Discussion

Friday, March 4th
Session chair: Tyler Millhouse

10:00 - 10:50 AM Steve Petersen "Abstractions by Patterns"
11:00 - 11:50 AM Jenann Ismael "We Were Made to Ride that Wave"
12:00 - 12:30 PM All Participants Open Discussion