Models, Mechanisms and Interdisciplinarity


The research project Trends and Tensions in Intellectual Integration (TINT) and Philosophy of Science group (POS) organize a workshop on Friday the 31st of October and on Saturday the 1st of November (preregistration for Saturday reguired).


Guest speaker: Robert C. Richardson (University of Cincinnati)

-- Friday the 31st, the Main Building, auditorium XI, 10.15-18.00 --

10.15-11.15 Matti Sintonen - Genes and the New Mechanical Philosophy

11.15-12.15 Tarja Knuuttila - Indirect representation, multidisciplinary templates and underlying mechanisms 

12.15-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.30 Robert C. Richardson - On modeling in systems biology
14.30-15.30 Erika Mansnerus - Explanatory and predictive functions of simulation models in infectious disease epidemiology

15.30-16.00 Refreshments

16.00-17.00 Caterina Marchionni - The virtues of generality in economic modelling

17.00-18.00 Till Grüne-Yanoff - Are economic models tools for theoretical isolation?

-- Saturday the 1st, Hotel Arthur (Vuorikatu 19), 10.15-18.00 --

10.15-11.15 Uskali Mäki - How to illuminate the black box? Challenges of unification and interdisciplinarity
11.15-12-15 Tomi Kokkonen - Innateness in biology and psychology: Explanatory black boxes and conceptual confusions in interdisciplinary approach to developmental mechanisms

12.15-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.30 Emrah Aydinonat - Evolution of Money: Perspectives from Neurobiology and Economics
14.30-15.30 Jaakko Kuorikoski - Explanatory (ir)relevance of mechanistic detail: The case of neuroeconomics (w. Petri Ylikoski)

15.30-16.00 Refreshments

16.00-17.00 Aki Lehtinen - Robustness analysis and the Duhem-Quine thesis
17.00-18.00 Petri Ylikoski: Explanatory presuppositions and disciplinary boundaries

PREREGISTRATION REGUIRED for Saturday. Please, send me an e-mail by 23.10 if you are attending the workshop on Saturday.


See also the workshop website (papers available from the 28th of October):