Talks

“How to Train Your Model: Practical Reasoning in Science,” University of British Columbia, 24 November 2017.

“Whose Dogmas of Empiricism?”, tentative title, Metropolitan State University of Denver, 27-28 October 2017.

“Frogs in Space: Physiological Research into Metric Relationships and Laws of Nature,” University of Cambridge HPS Department Seminar, 25 May 2017.

“Listening to the Chirps: How do the LIGO results test general relativity?” Cambridge Philosophy of Science (CamPOS) Seminar, 24 May 2017.

“Listening to the Chirps: Estimating Black Hole Parameters using the LIGO Results,” Black Hole Initiative Conference, Harvard University, 8-9 May 2017.

“Alois Riehl and the Problem of Reality,” North American Neo-Kantian Society session, “Neo-Kantians on the Categories” at the APA Pacific. Seattle, 12 April 2017.

“How Do Laws of Nature Explain?” Colloquium, James Madison University. 24 March 2017.

“Relativism and the Laws of Nature,” given while visiting Martin Kusch’s project “The Emergence of Relativism: Historical, Philosophical and Systematic Issues.” University of Vienna, 8-21 January 2017.

“Kant on the Laws of Nature: The New Necessitarian Accounts,” Colloquium, Universität Heidelberg. 17 January 2017.

“Time-frequency Methods for Parameter Estimation Using Gravitational Waves,” American Mathematical Society Joint Mathematics Meetings. 4 January 2017.

“Spatiotemporal Continuity in Mach’s Economy of Science.”

“Fishbones, Wheels, Eyes, and Butterflies: Is There a Unified Account of Mathematical and Physical Modeling?” Featured speaker at the Midwest Philosophy of Mathematics Workshop 17, University of Notre Dame, 12-13 November 2016. Abstract.

“Two Kinds of Relativity: Nineteenth Century Physiology of Perception and the History of the Qualia Argument.” Conference associated with Martin Kusch’s project “The Emergence of Relativism: Historical, Philosophical and Systematic Issues.” University of Vienna, 22-25 September 2016. Draft (PDF)

“Helmholtz on Perceptual Complexity.” Contribution to a symposium, “The Natural and the Normative at 35: Psychology, Perception, and Measurement in Kant and Helmholtz” at HOPOS 2016, 22-26 June 2016. Abstract.

“How Does the LIGO Detection of Gravitational Waves Test General Relativity?” Colloquium at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, 13 June 2016. MCMP_Abstract

The image in the background is of a portable electrostatic machine, on display at the Museo Galileo in Florence; click here for more information on the kit. Photograph (c) Lydia Patton 2014.