# MCMP – Philosophy of Science

## By MCMP Team

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#### Description

Mathematical Philosophy - the application of logical and mathematical methods in philosophy - is about to experience a tremendous boom in various areas of philosophy. At the new Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, which is funded mostly by the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, philosophical research will be carried out mathematically, that is, by means of methods that are very close to those used by the scientists. The purpose of doing philosophy in this way is not to reduce philosophy to mathematics or to natural science in any sense; rather mathematics is applied in order to derive philosophical conclusions from philosophical assumptions, just as in physics mathematical methods are used to derive physical predictions from physical laws. Nor is the idea of mathematical philosophy to dismiss any of the ancient questions of philosophy as irrelevant or senseless: although modern mathematical philosophy owes a lot to the heritage of the Vienna and Berlin Circles of Logical Empiricism, unlike the Logical Empiricists most mathematical philosophers today are driven by the same traditional questions about truth, knowledge, rationality, the nature of objects, morality, and the like, which were driving the classical philosophers, and no area of traditional philosophy is taken to be intrinsically misguided or confused anymore. It is just that some of the traditional questions of philosophy can be made much clearer and much more precise in logical-mathematical terms, for some of these questions answers can be given by means of mathematical proofs or models, and on this basis new and more concrete philosophical questions emerge. This may then lead to philosophical progress, and ultimately that is the goal of the Center.

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1 | CleanVideoFifteen Dimensions of Evaluating Theories of Causation. A Case Study of the Structural Model and the Ranking Theoretic Approach to Causation | Workshop on Causal and Probabilistic Reasoning | 7/9/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

2 | CleanVideoContext, Conversation, and Fragmentation | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 7/7/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

3 | CleanVideoOn the Role of the Light Postulate in Relativity | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 6/29/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

4 | CleanVideoExplaining Macroscopic Systems from Microscopic Principles | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 6/29/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

5 | CleanVideoConvergence of Iterated Belief Updates | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 6/29/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

6 | CleanVideoThe Causual Nature of Modeling in Data-Intensive Science | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 6/29/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

7 | CleanVideoAgainst Grue Mysteries | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 6/29/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

8 | CleanVideoOn Einstein's Reality Criterion | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 6/29/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

9 | CleanVideoPredicting Outcomes in Five Person Spatial Games: An Aspiration Model Approach | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 5/28/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

10 | CleanVideoModeling Cognitive Representations with Evolutionary Game Theory | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 5/11/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

11 | CleanVideoStructures, Mechanisms and Dynamics in Theoretical Neuroscience | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 5/11/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

12 | CleanVideoThe Mathematical Route to Causal Understanding | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 5/10/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

13 | CleanVideoPhilosophy of Statistical Mechanics from an Emergentist Viewpoint | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 5/11/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

14 | CleanVideoOccam's Razor in Algorithmic Information Theory | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 2/19/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

15 | CleanVideoVindicating Methodological Triangulation | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 1/15/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

16 | CleanVideoMathematical Explanations of Non-Mathematical Facts? | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 1/15/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

17 | CleanVideoNavigating the Twilight of Uncertainty: Decisions from Experience | Workshop on Causal and Probabilistic Reasoning | 7/7/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

18 | CleanVideoScience, Metaphysics, and Understanding | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 12/31/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

19 | CleanVideoUse-novelty and double-counting: new insights from model selection theory | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 12/18/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

20 | CleanVideoOn de Finetti's Instrumentalist Philosophy of Probability | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 12/18/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

21 | CleanVideoIndigenous and Scientific Knowledge. A Model of Knowledge Integration and its Limitations. | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 7/7/2015 | Free | View in iTunes |

22 | CleanVideoThe Varieties of Explanations in the Higgs Sector | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 12/18/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

23 | CleanVideoPropensities, Chance Distributions, and Experimental Statistics | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

24 | CleanVideoUnifying Causal and Non-Causal Knowledge | MCMP Workshop Bridges 2014 | 10/5/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

25 | CleanVideoOn the Distinction between Internal and External Symmetries | Collloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

26 | CleanVideoModel Tuning and Predictivism | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

27 | CleanVideoRational Routines | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

28 | CleanVideoAgent-based simulations in empirical sociological research | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

29 | CleanVideoPersistence of the lifeworld? On the relation of lifeworld and science | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

30 | CleanVideoAn Analogical Inductive Logic for Partially Exchangeable Families of Attributes | Colloquium for Mathematical Philosophy | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

31 | CleanVideoComputational Model as Generic Mechanisms | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

32 | CleanVideoOn the Justification of Deduction and Induction | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

33 | CleanVideoOn Bell's local causality in local classical and quantum theory | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

34 | CleanVideoOn Mathematical Explanation of Physical Facts | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 5/1/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

35 | CleanVideoThe epistemic division of labour revisited | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 5/1/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

36 | CleanVideoTheory convergence in approaches to quantum gravity? | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 2/20/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

37 | CleanVideoChaos beyond the Butterfly Effect: The Poison Pill of Structural Model Error | CAS Research Focus Series „Reduction and Emergence“ | 2/20/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

38 | CleanVideoInductive logic for rich languages | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 2/17/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

39 | CleanVideoString Theory and the Scientific Method | CAS Research Focus Series „Reduction and Emergence“ | 2/20/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

40 | CleanVideoCross-Level Linkages in Neurobiology | Reduction and Emergence in the Sciences | 1/28/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

41 | CleanVideoEmergence and Explanation | Reduction and Emergence in the Sciences | 1/28/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

42 | CleanVideoScarecrow’s Brain and Homunculi: Neurobiological Reductionism as Ensoulment-Objectification Process Seen Through Anthropological Lenses | Reduction and Emergence in the Sciences | 1/28/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

43 | CleanVideoThe Completion of Logical Empiricism: Hempel's Pragmatic Turn | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

44 | CleanVideoHeterogeneity and Emergence in the Social Sciences | Reduction and Emergence in the Sciences | 1/28/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

45 | CleanVideoHow Can One and the Same Thing be Subject to Different Theories? On the Proper Logic for Non-Reductive Monism | Reduction and Emergence in the Sciences | 1/28/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

46 | CleanVideoTechnical Aspects of Reduction and Multiple Realizability | Reduction and Emergence in the Sciences | 1/28/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

47 | CleanVideo"Reversed Reduction" in Gibbsian Statistical Mechanics | Reduction and Emergence in the Sciences | 1/28/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

48 | CleanVideoHolography and the Emergence of Gravity | Reduction and Emergence in the Sciences | 1/28/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

49 | CleanVideoNovelty and autonomy as bases for, or alternatives to, a conception of emergence in physics | Reduction and Emergence in the Sciences | 1/28/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

50 | CleanVideoTheory Reduction in Physics: A Model-Based, Dynamical Systems Approach | Reduction and Emergence in the Sciences | 1/28/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

51 | CleanVideoThe Topology of Intertheoretic Reduction | Reduction and Emergence in the Sciences | 1/27/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

52 | CleanVideoInter-theoretic relations: The Brønsted Lowry theory of acids and microphysics | Reduction and Emergence in the Sciences | 1/27/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

53 | CleanVideoAn Explication of Emergence | Reduction and Emergence in the Sciences | 1/27/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

54 | CleanVideoReduction in Economics: Causality and Intentionality in the Microfoundations of Macroeconomics | Reduction and Emergence in the Sciences | 1/27/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

55 | CleanVideoAgent-based models as mixed-level: lessons from E.coli | Reduction and Emergence in the Sciences | 1/27/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

56 | CleanVideoFrom Dressed Electrons to Quasiparticles: The Emergence of Emergent Entities in Quantum Field Theory | Reduction and Emergence in the Sciences | 1/27/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

57 | CleanVideoThe Physics of Ontological Emergence | Reduction and Emergence in the Sciences | 1/27/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

58 | CleanVideoReduction and Emergence in Physics | CAS Research Focus Series „Reduction and Emergence“ | 2/20/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

59 | CleanVideoTo map or not to map: or, how to represent auditory space | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 3/4/2014 | Free | View in iTunes |

60 | CleanVideoCompleteness, Categoricity, and Dismissal | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 11/3/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

61 | CleanVideoEvolving Perceptual Categories | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 11/3/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

62 | CleanVideoReason-based rationalization | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 10/10/2013 | Free | View in iTunes |

63 | CleanVideoA Model-Based Epistemology of Measurement | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

64 | CleanVideoSeparating Truth from Its Idealization | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

65 | CleanVideoFrom Shannon's Axiomatic Approach to a New Sense of Biological Information | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

66 | CleanVideoMaking sense of multiple climate models' projections | Conference on Models and Decisions | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

67 | CleanVideoRationality and the Bayesian Paradigm | Conference on Models and Decisions | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

68 | CleanVideoCooperation and (structural) Rationality | Conference on Models and Decisions | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

69 | CleanVideoIdealization, Prediction, Difference-Making | Conference on Models and Decisions | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

70 | CleanVideoEvaluating Risky Prospects: The Distribution View | Conference on Models and Decisions | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

71 | CleanVideoTheoretical Terms, Ramsey Sentences and Structural Realism | Conference on The Analysis of Theoretical Terms | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

72 | CleanVideoThe Criteria for the Empirical Significance of Terms | Conference on The Analysis of Theoretical Terms | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

73 | CleanVideoTypicality in Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems Theory | Conference on The Analysis of Theoretical Terms | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

74 | CleanVideoCausal-descriptivism Revisited | Conference on The Analysis of Theoretical Terms | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

75 | CleanVideoLeibniz Equivalence | Conference on The Analysis of Theoretical Terms | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

76 | CleanVideoTheoretical Terms and Induction | Conference on The Analysis of Theoretical Terms | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

77 | CleanVideoThe epsilon-reconstruction of theories and scientific structuralism | Conference on The Analysis of Theoretical Terms | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

78 | CleanVideoDefinition, elimination and introduction of theoretical terms | Conference on The Analysis of Theoretical Terms | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

79 | CleanVideoImplicitly defining mathematical terms | Conference on The Analysis of Theoretical Terms | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

80 | CleanVideoCausality and Theoretical Terms in Physics | Conference on The Analysis of Theoretical Terms | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

81 | CleanVideoTheoretical Terms, Ideal Objects and Zalta's Abstract Objects Theory | Conference on The Analysis of Theoretical Terms | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

82 | CleanVideoAvoiding Reification | Conference on The Analysis of Theoretical Terms | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

83 | CleanVideoDescriptivism about Theoretical Concepts Implies Ramsification or (Poincarean) Conventionalism | Conference on The Analysis of Theoretical Terms | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

84 | CleanVideoHow Almost Everything in Space-time Theory Is Illuminated by Simple Particle Physics: The Neglected Case of Massive Scalar Gravity | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

85 | CleanVideoOn the Conception of Fundamentality of Time-Asymmetries in Physics | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

86 | CleanVideoSimplicity and Measurability in Science | Colloquium Mathematical Philosophy | 4/18/2019 | Free | View in iTunes |

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