Chicagoland Philosophy of Physics Reading Group

This reading group meets roughly once a month for talks by visiting scholars, presentations of current research by group members, or discussions of recent publications in the philosophy of physics.  Meetings take place roughly once per month, in the philosophy department at UIC.

For more information, please email Brandon Fogel at this address: me at brandonfogel dot net.

Schedule for 2008-2009
Wednesday
September 10
2008
Visiting Scholar: Hasok Chang, STS, University College London
Topic: Theory choice
Data: 6pm at UIC
Wednesday
October 8
2008
Visiting Scholar: Jeremy Butterfield, Trinity College, Cambridge
Topic: Emergence (handouts: longer, shorter)
Data: 6pm at UIC
Photos: At the board, parrying
Wednesday
November 12
2008

Visiting Scholar: Louis Kauffman, Mathematics, UIC
Title: Topology and Quantum Computing
Data: 6pm at UIC
Abstract

Wednesday
January 21
2009
Group Member: Brandon Fogel, Society of Fellows, University of Chicago
Title: The Road Not Taken: Bell's Theorem and the Reality of Counterfactuals
Data: 6pm at UIC
Wednesday
February 11
2009
Group Member: Brian Pitts, University of Notre Dame
Title: Empirical Equivalence, Artificial Gauge Freedom and a Generalized Kretschmann Objection
Data: 6pm at UIC
Abstract
Wednesday
March 11
2009

Discussion: "Quantum Computation and Pseudotelepathic Games", J. Bub, Philosophy of Science 75 (October 2008), pp. 458–472.
Data: 6pm at UIC