Conference (Programme): Philosophy of Social Sciences, 3-4 September, 2013, ENPOSS & PSSR (Venice, Italy)

From 3 to 4 September, 2013, the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (ENPOSS) and the Philosophy of Social Sciences Roundtable organise their first joint conference at the University of Venice Ca’ Foscari (Italy).

This conference is not focused only on philosophy of economics, but some network members will participate and make presentations which are related to this specific field.

Further the fact that Cristina BICCHIERI (University of Pennsylvania) and Nancy CARTWRIGHT (University of Durham/University of California San Diego) will be keynote speakers, several presentations of this conference likely to interest the network members, one can notably mentionned:

Isabelle DROUET (Université Paris Sorbonne) and Philippe HUNEMAN (IHPST), “Agent-base models and causation”,
Hsiang-Ke CHAO (National Tsing Hua University) and Szu-Ting CHEN (National Tsing Hua University), “Models and credibility”,
Lorenzo CASINI (Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München), “Not-so minimal models. The case of asset pricing”,
Catherine HEREFELD (LMU Munich), “Explaining principles and predicting patterns: potentials and limitations of rational choice theory for modelling complex phenomena in economics”,
Attilia RUZZENE (Erasmus University Rotterdam), “On the external validity of causal effects and their relevance to policy making”,
Maria JIMENEZ BUEDO (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia), “Last dictator? Experimenter effects in experimental economics and social science”,
Nancy CARTWRIGHT (University of Durham/University of California San Diego), “Testing what you think you are testing?”,
Roberto FUMAGALLI (London School of Economics, University of Bayreuth)(Durham University), “Neural data, economic models and the case in favour of neuroeconomics”,
Gil HERTSHTEN (University of California San Diego), “Why an evidential account of preferences is not enough?”.

The complete programme is available here.

Registration for the conference:

  • Registration is required for participants who do not present a paper at the conference.
  • There is no registration fee.
  • To register send an email with your name and affiliation to
  • Deadline for registration: July 15.

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