Interdisciplinary Exchanges as the Object of Philosophical Inquiry

Kindly funded by TINT and the Helsinki Collegium of Advanced Studies

Venue: Collegium, seminar room, Fabianinkatu 24, Helsinki

Time: 3rd-4th March 2011

organised by
Uskali Mäki and Till Grüne-Yanoff

The symposium brings together philosophers and other students of science who have an interest in examining episodes of exchange and transfer (of concepts, theories, methods etc.) across the boundaries between scientific disciplines or research fields. The goal is to compare disciplinary practices and styles of theorizing and to analyze various interactions, collaborations and confrontations between them. [More]

The seminar is open for all but pre-registration is required. Please book your place by contacting Mr Taavi Sundell

Thursday, March 3rd

9:30-9:45 Uskali & Till
9:45-10:45 Jordi Cat
University of Indiana
Attract and Repel: physics between interdisciplinary cooperation and intradisciplinary unity
10:45-11:45 Tarja Knuuttila & Andrea Loettgers
Academy of Finland,
California Institute of Technology
Synthetic biology and the functional meaning of noise
11:45-12:15 COFFEE
12:15-13:15 Stephen H. Kellert
Hamline University
Style and Substance in Cross-Disciplinary Scientific Exchanges: the Case of Chaotic Models in Economics
13:15:-14:30 LUNCH
14:30-15:30 Jaakko Kuorikoski
Helsinki University
Refining the mosaic unity
15:30-16:30 Till Grüne-Yanoff
Helsinki Collegium of Advanced Studies
Intertemporal discounting in psychology and economics
16:30-17:00 COFFEE
17:00-18:00 Marion Vorms
Ecole normale supérieure, Paris
Genetic mapping as the merging of two different disciplines' representational practices (1913-1934)

Friday, March 4th

10:00-11:00 Johannes Lenhard
Bielefeld University
Recipes For Any Occasion. Computational Chemistry and the Desktop Computer
11:00-12:00 Uskali Mäki
Academy of Finland
Biological markets and interdisciplinarity
12:00-12:30 COFFEE
12:30-13:30 Caterina Marchionni
Helsinki University
Playing with networks: how economists explain
13:30:-14:45 LUNCH
14:45-15:45 Diego Rios
Helsinki University
Mental Mechanisms
15:45-16:45 Petri Ylikoski
Helsinki University
Borrowing authority or insight? The relevance of the neurosciences in the social sciences
16:45-17:15 COFFEE
17:15-18:15 Susan Sterrett
Carnegie Mellon University
The Art Of Interdisciplinary Science: Found Art, Outsider Art, or something else?