Online Research Seminar: Philosophy of Economics
15 – 16 September 2020
Professor Mantzavinos, who is visiting the Research Training Group 2073 as a Mercator Fellow, is offering a research seminar in Philosophy of Economics. Its focus will be on recent developments in the field and the aim is to have a discussion of topics such as institutions, heuristics, and evidence-based policy. The seminar is open to the members of the Graduiertenkolleg as well as other philosophers, economists, and social scientists that would like to attend. It will take place as an online seminar on September 15th and 16th, 2020.
Successful dissertation defense
The GRK is happy to announce the successful dissertation defence by Enno Fischer. Well done, Enno, congratulations!
Successful dissertation defense
Julia Pfeiff has successfully defended her doctoral dissertation. Congratulations, Julia, great job!
We would like to draw your attention to a forthcoming publication by GRK 2073 doctoral researcher Enno Fischer:
Fischer, E. (forthcoming). Causation and the Problem of Disagreement. Philosophy of Science.
This paper presents a new argument for incorporating a distinction between default and deviant values into the formalism of causal models. The argument is based on considerations about how causal reasoners should represent disagreement over causes and it is defended against an objection that has been raised against earlier arguments for defaults.
New affiliated member
Jannik Zeiser of Hannover University has joined us as our new affiliated doctoral candidate. Welcome, Jannik!
Two successful dissertation defences in one week
New doctoral researcher at Hannover
We are very happy to welcome our new doctoral candidate at Hannover, Hannah Hilligardt. It’s great you are joining us!
We would like to draw your attention to two new publications by GRK 2073 postdoc Dr. Stefano Canali:
- Canali, S. (2020). Making Evidential Claims in Epidemiology: Three Strategies for the Study of the Exposome. Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences.
How is data used as evidence in epidemiology? Building on relational views of data, Stefano Canali argues that the representational and evidential content of a dataset is specified by evidential claims. On this basis, he distinguishes and discusses three strategies currently used by epidemiologists to integrate, interpret and use large and varied datasets.
- Canali, S. (2020). What is New about the Exposome? Exploring Scientiﬁc Change in Contemporary Epidemiology. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(8), 2879.
This is a commentary for a mostly scientific audience, in which Stefano Canali analyses the origin and establishment of the exposome in the last decade of research in epidemiology. He argues that the exposome has been a significant innovation in this context – yet one that should not be seen in paradigmatic terms. This article belongs to the Special Issue The Exposome: State-of-the-Art and Future Perspectives.
Three new doctoral researchers
We are very happy to welcome three new doctoral candidates: Birgit Benzing (Leibniz University Hanover), David Stöllger (Bielefeld University), and Fabio Tollon (Bielefeld University). It’s great to have you here!
Our doctoral member Anna Höhl has started her stay as a Guest Researcher at the Institute for Science and Society at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Congratulations on this great opportunity!
Leonie Wiemeyer has started as the new coordinator. Click here for her contact details.