Simulation and thought experiment
8-9 June 2017, University of Geneva
Uni Bastions – room B214
Rue de Candolle 5, 1205 Genève

Thursday, 8 June 2017

12h30          Pre-conference lunch – Uni Dufour

14h00          Margherita Arcangeli, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Mental simulation as the hidden link between real, thought and numerical experiments

15h00          Coffee

15h15          Gualtiero Piccinini, University of Missouri – St. Louis

Mental Representation, Simulation, and Thought Experiments

16h15          Coffee

16h30          Claus Beisbart, Universität Bern

What if we want to know more about counterfactuals? How experiments, thought experiments and computer simulations help gain knowledge about counterfactual conditionals

19h00          Conference dinner – L’Echalotte (Rue des Rois 17, Genève)

Friday, 9 June 2017

09h30          Stephan Hartmann, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, MCMP

Confirmation via Analogue Simulation: A Bayesian Analysis

10h30          Coffee

10h45          Anouk Barberousse, Sorbonne Université – Sciences, Normes, Décision

On the respective powers of computer simulations and imagination

11h45          Coffee

12h00          Michael Stuart, London School of Economics, CPNSS

Thought Experiments and Computer Simulations are Metaphorical Experiments

13h00          Lunch – Uni Dufour

14h30          Daniel Dohrn, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Schlick on Simulating Experience as a Sinnkriterium for Thought Experiments

15h30          Coffee

15h45          Nenad Miscevic, Central European University, Budapest

Simulation in political thought experiments

16h45          Rawad El Skaf, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, IHPST

The Structure of Scientific Thought Experiments, or an Inconsistency Revealers and Eliminators Account

17h45          Wrap up

18h00          End of conference