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Henle Conference on Experimental and Theoretical Knowledge

March 26-27, 2010

Saint Louis University

Xavier Grand Ballroom at Saint Francis Xavier College Church

Étienne-Louis Boullée, Cénotaphe a Newton (1784)                        


Friday, March 26
1:00 pm     Welcoming Remarks
1:15 pm     William Harper (University of Western Ontario)
                  "Newton's Scientific Method"
                  Comments: Kent Staley (Saint Louis University)
2:55 pm     Coffee
3:15 pm     Wade Memorial Lecture
                  Deborah Mayo, (Virginia Tech)
                  "Learning From Error: The Theoretical Significance of Experimental Knowledge"
5:00 pm     Reception
6:00 pm     Dinner

Saturday, March 27
9:00 am     Kyle Stanford (University of California at Irvine)
Projective Evidence and the Heterogeneity of Scientific Confirmation:  The                           Case of Organic Fossil Origins"
                   Comments: Derek Turner (Connecticut College)
10:40 am    Coffee
11:00 am    Michael Weisberg (University of Pennsylvania)
                   "Three-sex Mating (and Other Biological Models without Targets)"
                   Comments: Isabelle Peschard (San Francisco State University)
12:40 pm    Lunch
2:40 pm      Wendy Parker (Ohio University)
                   "Models, Adequacy & Scientific Knowledge"
                   Comments: Anna Alexandrova (University of Missouri at St. Louis)
4:20 pm     Coffee
4:40 pm     Malcolm Forster
(University of Wisconsin)
"The Objectivity of Knowledge and the Subjectivity of Science: William                                   Whewell's Epistemology of Science"
6:15 pm      Dinner

The Henle Conference is free and open to the public. No registration is required.