The Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW) and the Erasmus University Rotterdam invite ReMa students in philosophy to register for the 2014 OZSW ReMa Winter School, to take place from 11-13 December 2014.
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Registration is extended and still open untill December 6th, 2014.
About the topic
Thursday, December 11, 2014 (all sessions in M2-12)
13.30 Registration and Coffee
14.00 Welcome and Overview of the Programme: Philosophy, Policy, and Social Science (Constanze Binder and Conrad Heilmann)
14.30 Invited Lecture: Models of Evidence for Policy-Making I (Attilia Ruzzene)
15.30 Coffee Break
16.00 Invited Lecture: Models of Evidence for Policy-Making II (Attilia Ruzzene)
17.15 Short Break
17.30 Opinion Pieces in Philosophy and Public Policy (Graduate Students from Rotterdam)
18.30 Drinks (Erasmus Paviljoen / De Smitse)
Friday, December 12, 2014 (sessions in M2-12, afternoon sessions in M2-12, M3-04, M3-03)
10.00 Writing for Policy as a Philosopher (Constanze Binder and Conrad Heilmann)
10.30 Invited Lecture: Moral Emotions and Risk Policy I (Sabine Roeser)
11.30 Coffee Break
11.45 Invited Lecture: Moral Emotions and Risk Policy II (Sabine Roeser)
14.00 Small Group Workshops (facilitated by EIPE PhD students):
- A Basic Income for all? – Sine Bagatur and Willem van der Deijl
- Influencing the Behaviour of Individuals – Osman C. Dede and James Grayot
- The Relevance of Philosophy for Social Science and Policy – Melissa Vergara Fernandez
16.15 Philosophy for non-Philosophers (Daan Roovers, Editor-in-Chief, Filosofie Magazine)
17.15 Opinion Piece Writing
19.30 Dinner (Bazar)
Saturday, December 13, 2014 (all sessions in T3-20)
10.00 Invited Lecture: Reconstructing Public Policy I (Marc Pauly)
11.15 Short Break
11.30 Invited Lecture: Reconstructing Public Policy II (Marc Pauly)
12.30 Lunch Break, with Presentations of Op-Eds by Students
Key note speakers
– Marc Pauly (Groningen)
– Sabine Roeser (Delft)
– Attilia Ruzzene (Rotterdam)
Young researchers and PhD student provide training:
– Policy and Op-Ed writing for philosophy students
– Intensive seminars in small groups
Abstracts of the Invited Speaker Sessions :
Invited Lecture: Models of evidence for policy-‐making: deconstructing hierarchies (Attilia Ruzzene)
How shall we model a pluralistic view of evidence when the goal of science is policy making? In this class we will try to address this question by: i) introducing epistemic causal pluralism; ii) discussing the hierarchical model of evidence popularized by EBM (evidence-‐based medicine) iii) sketching an alternative model where evidence is integrated rather than ranked.
• Russo, F. and J. Williamson (2007) “Interpreting causality in the health sciences”. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 21, 157-‐170.
• Ruzzene, A. (forthcoming) “Policy making in developing countries: from prediction to planning”, Journal of Economic Methodology, forthcoming.
• Stegenga, J. (2014) “Down with the hierarchies”, Topoi 33, 313-‐322.
Invited Lecture: Moral Emotions and Risk Policy (Sabine Roeser)
In decision making about risks, emotions are usually seen as irrational states that should either be banned from risk policy, or at most be acknowledged as an unfortunate fact that we have to deal with for democratic or instrumental reasons. In my work I argue that this is based on a too narrow understanding of emotions. Instead, I argue that emotions can be a key to understanding moral aspects of risk that should be explicitly addressed in risk policy.
• Hansson, S.O. (2012) A Panorama of the Philosophy of Risk. In: S. Roeser, R. Hillerbrand, P. Sandin, M. Peterson (eds.), Handbook of Risk Theory, Springer.
• Slovic, P. (1999) “Trust, Emotion, Sex, Politics, and Science: Surveying the Risk-‐Assessment Battlefield”, Risk Analysis, 19(4).
• Roeser, S (2012) Moral Emotions as Guide to Acceptable Risk. In: S. Roeser, R. Hillerbrand, P. Sandin, M. Peterson (eds.), Handbook of Risk Theory, Springer.
Invited Lecture: Reconstructing Public Policy (Marc Pauly)
Public policy aims to describe and change the world around us. We will discuss tools to analyze both of these aspects: For the descriptive aspect, we will discuss a philosophical framework for ontology analysis, for the dynamic aspect we will look at applications of game theory and social choice theory.
• Parikh, R. and M. Pauly (2012) “What is Social Software?” In: Games, Actions, and Social Software: Multidisciplinary Aspects, J. van Eijck and R. Verbrugge, editors, Springer, 2012,
• Pauly, M. (2005) “Changing the Rules of Play”, Topoi 24(2), 209-‐220.
Certificate / credit points
Initially only ReMa student members of the OZSW can participate in this winter school. In case there are spaces left, PhD student members of the OZSW may participate as well. Philosophy students or non OZSW PhD or ReMa students who want to participate need to send an email to Dr. Conrad Heilmann (firstname.lastname@example.org) with a statement from their supervisor about their excellence and the relation between this course and their studies (max 10 lines).
The costs will be 30 euro/student if you need accomodation and 10 euro/student of you don’t need accomodation.
Location / accommodation details
During the winter school non-local students will be housed in the StayOkay hostel in Rotterdam. The costs of accommodation are included in the registration fee of 30 euro. Students will share a room with 3-5 other students.
How to apply / register
Registration is now open and closes December 6th, 2014. Please fill out the registration form: 2014 OZSW ReMa winter school.