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Debating Debates programme

The Debating Debates: Meta-ontology and Scientific Realism Workshop will take place on 10 November 2017 at New College of the Humanities, 19 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HH

09:15 – 09:30 Welcome Note

09:30 – 10:30 Matti Eklund (Uppsala): Carnap and Anti-Ontology

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 – 11:45 Brian Ball (NCH): Can we Count what Does not Exist?

11:45 – 12:00 Coffee Break

12:00 – 13:00 Simon Blackburn (Cambridge): Is Scientific Realism Really an ‘ism’?

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Break

14:30 – 15:30 Ioannis Votsis (NCH): On the Brink: When Object-Level Debates Fail

15:30 – 16:30 Juha Saatsi (Leeds): On the Unprofitability of Global Scientific Realism Debate

16:30 – 16:45 Coffee Break

16:45 – 17:45 Gerhard Schurz (Duesseldorf): Apriori and Aposteriori Components of the Realism-Instrumentalism Question