UKZN hosts MEPSS II in Durban

The second Metaphysics, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science Symposium (MEPSS) is to be held in Durban, hosted by the philosophy discipline at UKZN.

Speakers and topics at the event, taking place on June 27 and 28, include:

Jane Anderson (University of Johannesburg) “Psychodynamic Explanation Versus Scientific Explanation.”

Michael Pitman (Wits University) “What can we learn from empirical approaches to the philosophy of psychiatry?”

Greg Swer (University of KwaZulu-Natal) “Collingwood, Spengler and the Nature of History.”

David Martens (Wits University) “Frachantianus on Possibility, Impossibility, and Divine Omnipotence.”

Hannah Kirkaldy (Rhodes University) “Confirmation bias: friend or foe?”

Helen Lauer (University of Ghana) “Impacts of intercultural epistemic injustice upon Africans’ health and scientific Practice.”

Blaize Kaye & David Spurrett (University of KwaZulu-Natal) “Herbert goes to Monte Carlo: Distributed control and the problem of efficient allocation.”

Sean Muller (Southern Africa Labour and Development Research Unit / Independent) “When is economics bullshit?”

John Collier (University of KwaZulu-Natal) “Dynamical conditions for strong emergence and their consequences.”

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