Friday, May 21, 2010

Metaphysics of Science Conference, August 3-5, 2010, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea

The Korean Society for Analytic Philosophy and Metaphysics Research
Group at Kyung Hee University (Seoul, Korea) will jointly host an
international conference on the metaphysics of science from Tuesday
3rd August to Thursday 5th August, 2010. The conference venue will be
the Seoul campus of Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea. The conference
aims to identify and explore fundamental metaphysical issues in
connection with the recent development of sciences. Another important
goal of this conference is to give a valuable opportunity for analytic
philosophers around the world (especially in the East-Asia region) to
come together and exchange their views, interests, and ideas. This is
hoped to promote future interactions among analytic philosophers in
the East-Asia region, and possibly contribute to the formation of
international research teams for collaborations.

Keynote speakers
Alexander Bird (Bristol University, UK), Huw Price (University of
Sydney, Australia ), Helen Beebee (University of Birmingham, UK)

Program highlights
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
•  Huw Price (University of Sydney , Australia) Time's arrow and
Eddington's challenge 11:10 am - 12:00 pm

•  In-Rae Cho (Seoul National Univ, Korea) The task-relative
rationality of human reasoning 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm
•  Masahiro Yamada (Claremont Graduate University, USA) Ruling out
that pigs speak fluent French when nobody's looking 2:20 pm - 3:10 pm
•  Hsi-Heng Cheng (National Tsin-Hua University, Taiwan) On Peirce ' s
conception of laws of nature 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
•  Szu-Ting Chen (National Tsin-Hua University, Taiwan) Causal
structure as a guiding idea in the practice of economic theorizing
4:20 pm - 5:10 pm

•  Nikolaj Jang Lee Linding Pedersen (UCLA, USA) Mathematical
scepticism and entitlement 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm
•  Hsing-Chien Tsai (National Chung-Cheng University , Taiwan) A
modest mathematical Platonism 2:20 pm - 3:10 pm
•  Jung Il Park (Sookmyung Women's Univ, Korea) Wittgenstein on
Godel's incompleteness theorem 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
•  Woosuk Park (KAIST, Korea) Was Hilbert ' s foundation of physics
(too) metaphysical 4:20 pm - 5:10 pm

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
•  Alexander Bird (Bristol University, UK) The ontology of natural
kinds 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

•  Eline Busck Gundersen (University of Oslo, Norway) The metaphysical
modesty of conditional accounts of dispositions 10:00 am - 10:50 am
•  Lars Bo Gundersen (Aarhus University, Denmark ) Knowledge,
cognitive dispositions and conditionals 10:50 am - 11:40 am
•  Chunghyoung Lee (POSTECH, Korea) Before-effect, Zeno causality or
no (Known) cause 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm
•  Toby Handfield (Monash University, Australia) The concept of chance
3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
•  Simon Langford (Hannam University, Korea) The no persistence
conditions thesis 4:40 pm - 5:30 pm
•  Tora Koyama (Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka
University, Japan) Fundamentality and ideology 5:30 pm - 6:20 pm

•  Jinho Kang (Seoul National Univ, Korea) Chomsky and Wittgenstein
against referential semantics 10:00 am - 10:50 am
•  Kai-Yuan Cheng (National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan) The
meaning of disposition ascriptions: a Wittgensteinian approach 10:50
am - 11:40 am

•  Takahiro Yamada (Kyoto University, Japan) The "truth-value links"
problem for anti-realism about the Past 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm
•  Reuy-Lin Chen (National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan)
Experimental realism and realization 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm
•  Yasuo Nakayama (Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka
University, Japan) A nominalistic theory of multiple languages and its
application to debates on scientific realism 4:40 pm - 5:30 pm
•  Shin Kim (Hankuk Univ of Foreign Studies, Korea) Abstract entities
and the inference to the best explanation 5:30 pm - 6:20 pm

Thursday, August 5, 2010
•  Helen Beebee (University of Birmingham, UK) Is causation scalar?
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

•  Itay Shani (Kyung Hee University, Korea) Mind stuffed with red
herrings: on aggregates, unities, and James ' argument against the “
Self-compounding of mental facts 10:00 am - 10:50 am
•  Young E Rhee (Kangwon National Univ, Korea) How can functionalism
support the extended mind hypothesis? 10:50 am - 11:40 am
•  Youngjin Kiem (Kyonggi Univ, Korea) Consciousness and the
background of intentional states 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm
•  Masaki Ichinose (Tokyo University, Japan) Degrees of freedom and
life science 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

•  Huw Price (University of Sydney, Australia) Human incapacities and
their metaphysical significance 10:00 am - 10:50 am
•  Takeshi Sakon (Osaka University, Japan) Why are there no time-
travellers?: from a presentist point of view 10:50 am - 11:40 am
•  Chuang Liu (University of Florida, USA) On a quantum model of
decision that supports libertarian free will 2:40 pm - 3:30 pm

For more information about the conference (aims, program, registration
fees, accommodations, restaurants, maps and so on), view the website