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ANPOSS/ENPOSS/POSS-RT 2021 Joint Conference


Dates: March 4-7, 2021

Venue: Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan (Online)

Day 1

15:00-15:25, March 4 (Thursday), Japan Standard Time

Opening Remarks

Reiko Gotoh (Hitotsubashi University)

Kei Yoshida (Waseda University)

Alban Bouvier (École normale supérieure)

Deborah Tollefsen (University of Memphis)

Francesco Di Iorio (Nankai University)

15:30-16:40, March 4 (Thursday), Japan Standard Time

Keynote Address 1 (Chair: Reiko Gotoh, Hitotsubashi University)

Keiichi Noe (Tohoku University). “MIKI Kiyoshi and the Philosophy of Social Sciences”

17:00-19:00, March 4 (Thursday), Japan Standard Time

Session 1 “Algorithms and Reflexivity” (Chair: Eleonora Montuschi, University of Venice Ca’ Foscari)

Philippe van Basshuysen (London School of Economics). “The Puzzle of the Market Concept”

Henri Galinon (Université Clermont Auvergne). “Silicon Prophets. Computational Social Sciences, Reflexivity and Democracy”

Miriam Aiello (Università degli Studi Roma Tre). “R-Awareness vs. Opaque Mind: The Problem of Reflexive Subjectivity between Social and Cognitive Sciences”

Day 2

9:00-10:10, March 5 (Friday), Japan Standard Time

Keynote Address 2 (Chair: Kei Yoshida, Waseda University)

Ian Jarvie (York University). “Popper’s Sociology of Science and its Political Deficit”

10:30-12:30, March 5 (Friday), Japan Standard Time

Session 2 “Experiments and Intervention” (Chair: Paul Dumouchel, Ritsumeikan University)

Aydin Mohseni (University of California, Irvine). “HARKing: From Misdiagnosis to Misprescription”

Alessandro Del Ponte (National University of Singapore). “Beware of the Proximity Heuristic! Understanding the Potential and Pitfalls of Experimental Research in Political Science”

Tung-Ying Wu (The Chinese Academy of Sciences). “Interventionism and Causal Analysis in Social Sciences”

15:00-17:00, March 5 (Friday), Japan Standard Time

Session 3 “Causal Inference and Mechanisms” (Chair: Paul Roth, University of California, Santa Cruz)

Christopher Clarke (Erasmus University Rotterdam). “How Could Process Tracing be a Distinctive Method of Inference?”

Masahiko Igashira (Hitotsubashi University). “A Mechanism for Justification of General Claims in History and the Challenges it Might Involve”

Saúl Pérez-González (University of Valencia). “The Roles of Evidence of Mechanisms in Social Sciences”

17:10-18:20, March 5 (Friday), Japan Standard Time

Keynote Address 3 (Chair: Reiko Gotoh, Hitotsubashi University)

Anna Carabelli (Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale). “On Keynes’s Ethics as Eidaimonia”

18:30-20:30, March 5 (Friday), Japan Standard Time

Session 4 “Theory and Reality” (Chair: Jesús Zamora-Bonilla, UNED)

Bele Wollesen (London School of Economics). “A Heuristic Approach to Manipulatively – Simulating Simple Strategic Voting”

Kevin Leportier (Université Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne). “Opportunity Criterion and Preference for Freedom”

Edoardo Peruzzi (University of Siena) and Gustavo Cevolani (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca). “Defending (De-)idealization in Economic Modelling: A Case Study”

Day 3

9:00-10:10, March 6 (Saturday), Japan Standard Time

Keynote Address 4 (Chair: Reiko Gotoh, Hitotsubashi University)

Henry Richardson (Georgetown University). “Rawls’s Overly Moralized Conception of Power as an Obstacle to Confronting Structural Injustice”

10:30-12:30, March 6 (Saturday), Japan Standard Time

Session 5 “Ethical and Social Perspectives” (Chair: Stephen Turner, University of South Florida)

Horacio Ortiz (CNRS, IRISSO, Université Paris Dauphine – PSL;East China Normal University). “Weber Facing Nietzsche: A Tragic Ethics of Social Sciences”

Manuela Ungureanu (University of British Columbia, Okanagan). “Coming to Term with Totalitarianism: The Word, the Paradigm and the Philosophical Projects”

Armin Schulz (University of Kansas). “Undermining Purposes: Institutional Corruption and Social Functionalism”

15:00-17:00, March 6 (Saturday), Japan Standard Time

Session 6 “Symposium: From Brain Structures to Cognitive Functions: Philosophical and Neuroscientific Perspectives on Reverse Inference” (Organizers: Fabrizio Calzavarini, Gustavo Cevolani and Davide Coraci; Chair: Alban Bouvier, École normale supérieure)

Fabrizio Calzavarini (Univerity of Bergamo & LLC Turin). “Abductive Reasoning in Cognitive Neuroscience: Weak and Strong Reverse Inference”

Davide Coraci (IMT Lucca). “Reverse Inference and Bayesian Confirmation in Cognitive Neuroscience”

Vincenzo Fano (University of Urbino) and Stefano Calboli (University of Urbino). “Reverse inference and Analogical Reasoning”

17:10-19:10, March 6 (Saturday), Japan Standard Time

Session 7 “Measurement and Description” (Chair: Alban Bouvier, École normale supérieure)

Philipp Schönegger (University of St Andrews). “Experimental Philosophy and the Incentivisation Challenge: A Proposed Application of the Bayesian Truth Serum”

Cristian Larroulet Philippi (University of Cambridge). “When Values in Science are Not an Obstacle but a Solution”

M.A. Diamond-Hunter (London School of Economics). “The Limits of Accuracy for Retrospective Description of Racial Groups”

Day 4

9:00-10:10, March 7 (Sunday), Japan Standard Time

Keynote Address 5 (Chair: Reiko Gotoh, Hitotsubashi University)

John Weymark (Vanderbilt University). “On Binmore’s Use of Knowledge-as-Commitment”

10:30-12:30, March 7 (Sunday), Japan Standard Time

Session 8 “Economic Approaches, Poverty and Gender” (Chair: Francesco Di Iorio, Nankai University)

Ziming Song (Sun Yat-sen University). “Folk Psychology and a Logic of Evaluation: On the Normative Content of Decision Theory”

Norihito Sakamoto (Tokyo University of Science) and Yuko Mori (Tsuda University). “Comparative Analysis of Life Satisfaction, Equivalent Income Indices, and Alkire-Foster Multi-dimensional Poverty Index: Empirical Results from India”

Daniel Saunders (University of British Columbia). “Putting the Cart Behind the Horse in the Cultural Evolution of Gender”

15:00-17:00, March 7 (Sunday), Japan Standard Time

Session 9 “Psychological Perspectives on Social Phenomena” (Chair: Julie Zahle, University of Bergen)

Lukas Beck (University of Cambridge) and James Grayot (University of Groningen). “New Functionalism and the Social and Behavioral Sciences”

Raphaël Künstler (Toulouse Jean-Jaurès University). “The Theoretical vs. the Methodological Value of Milgram’s Experiments”

Petr Špecián (Prague University of Economics and Business). “Fake News and the Victim Narrative: Rationality in the Light of the Debate on Disinformation”

17:10-19:10, March 7 (Sunday), Japan Standard Time

Session 10 “Symposium: Evidential Pluralism and Causality in the Social Sciences” (Organizer: Yafeng Shan, University of Kent; Chair: Chor-yung Cheung, City University of Hong Kong)

Yafeng Shan (University of Kent) and Jon Williamson (University of Kent). “Applying Evidential Pluralism to the Social Sciences”

Rosa W. Runhardt (Leiden University). “Evidential Pluralism and Epistemic Reliability”

Mariusz Maziarz (Jagiellonian University). “Evidential Pluralism and Causal Pluralism: Argumentative Strategies and Policy Implications”

Samuel D. Taylor (University of Kent). “Causation and Cognition: An Epistemic Approach”

19:20-19:30, March 7 (Sunday), Japan Standard Time

Closing Remarks

Reiko Gotoh, Hitotsubashi University