Lund 2014

27-28 March 2014


The 2014 NNPS meeting is held from March 27, 12 am, until March 28, 5 pm at the Philosophy Department, Lund University, Skåne, Sweden. The meeting comprises 21 talks by NNPS members and by speakers selected from the call for papers. Talks are followed by a ten minute peer-commentary and a 20 minute group discussion.


Abstracts, Program, Practical Info


  • Fredrik Andersen (CauSci, NMBU, Norway) and Johan Arnt Myrstad (University of Nordland, Norway): Why physics hasn’t settled the score on spacetime
  • Martin M Bentzen (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark): The limits of logic-based inherent safety for social robots
  • Hanoch Ben-Yami (Central European University, Hungary): Absolute distant simultaneity in Special Relativity
  • Benjamin Bewersdorf (Groningen University, The Netherlands): Total evidence, uncertainty and a priori beliefs
  • Vincenzo Crupi (University of Turin, Italy and MCMP Munich, Germany) and Vittorio Girotto (University IUAV of Venice): Models of rationality and the psychology of reasoning: from is to ought, and back
  • Emmanuel Genot (Lund University, Sweden): The fall of Reichenbach
  • Sarah Hitchen (Lancaster University, U.K.): Adapting our language: The problem (?) of teleological language in the Philosophy of Biology
  • Ingvar Johansson (Umeå University, Sweden): The problem of temporal constancy
  • Lars-Göran Johansson (Uppsala University, Sweden): The measurement problem, quantisation and collapse
  • Alex Kaiserman (University of Oxford, U.K.): Normative causation
  • Anita Leirfall (University of Bergen, Norway, and Norwegian University of Life Sciences): Kant’s grounding of space and its relation to Euclidean and non-Euclidean spaces
  • Carlo Martini (University of Helsinki, Finland): The selection of interdisciplinary expertise at the boundaries of trust
  • George Masterton (Lund University, Sweden): The only probability is verbal probability
  • Stephen Mumford (University of Nottingham, U.K., and NMBU, Norway) and Rani Lill Anjum (NMBU, Norway): Understanding causation by way of failure
  • Michuri Nagatsu (University of Helsinki, Finland): Inferences in and from the lab: How we should increase external validity of behavioural experiments, and how we shouldn’t
  • Rune Nyrup (Durham University, U.K.): Pursuing and accepting hypotheses: a Peircean view of IBE
  • Erik J Olsson (Lund University, Sweden) and Staffan Angere (Lund University, Sweden): Network density and group competence in scientific communication
  • J. Brian Pitts (University of Cambridge, U.K.): Historical and philosophical insights about General Relativity and space-time from particle physics
  • Rosa W Runhardt (London School of Economics and Political Science, U.K.): A new take on causal mechanisms in social contexts: manipulability theory’s demands for mechanistic reasoning
  • Henning Strandin (Stockholm University, Sweden): Specificity and redundant causation
  • Frank Zenker (Lund University, Sweden) and Peter Gärdenfors (Lund University, Sweden): Communication, rationality, and conceptual changes in scientific theories


Frank Zenker (Lund University)