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Department of Philosophy


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Agnes Bolinska (University of Cambridge)
The Case for Epistemic Representation
Monday, Feb 3, 2020, 4:00pm
Close-Hipp 534

Scientific models, as well as certain maps and diagrams, enable us to learn a great deal about the systems they represent. I characterise such models, maps, and diagrams as epistemic representations or tools for gaining information about aspects of their target systems. I argue that epistemic representation is a more fruitful notion than the related notion of scientific representation for advancing our understanding of scientific practice and knowledge. We should thus replace scientific representation with epistemic representation for the purpose of determining what makes certain vehicles of representation epistemically valuable. Doing so paves the way for more productive lines of research engaging contemporary and historical scientific practice.
Christopher Bartel (Appalachian State)
Title TBA (general topic:  philosophy of music)
Friday, Feb 28, 2020, 3:30pm
location TBA
(flyer to be posted)


Jeanette Bicknell (Independent Scholar)
Title TBA (general topic:  philosophy of music)
Friday, April 3, 2020, 3:30pm
location TBA
(flyer to be posted)



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