BSPS 2021 Annual Conference

7- 9 July 2021

Symposium: Analogy and Unity in Chemical Ontology

The 95th Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society & the Mind Association

16- 18 July 2021

TBA

International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry

 

12-23 July 2021

TBA

Past Talks

2021

 

Meeting of the Strathclyde Computational and Theoretical Chemistry Hub, University of Strathclyde

          Invited Talk: What is real in chemistry.. and is quantum mechanics a threat?

Department of Chemistry Weekly Seminar, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

          Invited Talk: What is real in chemistry.. and is quantum mechanics a threat?

Forum for Philosophy, London School of Economics

         Panel discussion: A theory of everything?, with Philip Ball and Jessica Wilson (view here)

2020

Wochenendseminar zur Philosophie der Physik, University of Bremen

         Invited Talk: The Problem of Molecular Structure Just is the Measurement Problem (co-authored w/ Alexander Franklin)          

6th Panhellenic Conference in Philosophy of Science, University of Athens

         Symposium "Current Debates in Philosophy of Chemistry"/ Talk: The Chemical Bond is a Real Pattern

ADHOC Associtaion for the Discussion of the History of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

         Invited Talk: The Chemical Bond as a Real Pattern

2019

 

FraMEPhys- MetaScience Workshop, Oxford

         Invited Talk: The Chemical Bond as a Real Pattern (info here)

IV POND Conference: Science and Objectivity, University of Barcelona

Invited Talk: The role of idealisations in describing an isolated molecule

7th Biennial European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA) Conference, University of Geneva

Symposium "Structure and Composition in Chemistry"/ Talk: The Chemical Bond as a Real Pattern

British Society for the Philosophy of Science 2019 Annual (BSPS) Conference, Durham University

Symposium on Structure and Composition in Chemistry/ Talk: The Chemical Bond as a Real Pattern

23rd Conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry, University of Torino

The Chemical Bond as a Real Pattern (find abstract here)  

'Emergence: conceptual and philosophical aspects', Dutch Institute for Emergent Phenomena

Strong emergence in Chemistry (find abstract here)

PHASE-chimie Philosophie, Histoire, Anthropologie, Sociologie et Epistémologie de la Chimie, University Paris 7

Invited talk: The Chemical Bond as a Real Pattern        

Formal Methods and Science in Philosophy III, Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik

The Chemical Bond as a Real Pattern

XX Taller d'Investigació en Filosofia, University of Valencia

The role of idealisations in describing an isolated molecule (find abstract here)   

2018

5th Panhellenic Conference in Philosophy of Science, University of Athens   

The role of idealisation in describing a single molecule

PSA2018: The 26th Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, Seattle

Referring to chemical elements and compounds: Colourless airs in late eighteenth century chemical practice (with James Ladyman & Geoffrey Blumenthal) (find abstract here)

Real Patterns Workshop, University of Bristol

Invited Talk: Real Patterns in Chemistry

International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry Conference, University of Bristol

The role of idealisations in describing a single molecule

Structure, Mechanism and Explanation in the Sciences, Durham University

Invited Talk: The role of idealisations in describing the stability and structure of a single molecule

Association for the Discussion of the History of Chemistry, HPS, University of Cambridge

Invited Talk: Integrating History and Philosophy of Chemistry 

2017

Ninth European Congress of Analytic Philosophy, LMU

Realism about the special sciences 

International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry Conference, Paris

Downward causation and molecular structure

International IHPS Forum Leeds, University of Leeds

Examining the integration of history to the philosophy of chemistry

2016

Second London Philosophy of Science Graduate Conference, UCL

Unifying Chemistry with Quantum Mechanics

International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry Conference, Florida

Unifying Chemistry with Quantum Mechanics

Philosophy of Science in a Forest (PSF 2016), Kaap Doorn, The Netherlands

Unifying Chemistry with Quantum Mechanics- Kincaid’s non-reductive unity of the sciences

Workshop in the History and Philosophy of Chemistry, University of Bristol

Unifying Chemistry with Quantum Mechanics- Kincaid’s non-reductive unity of the sciences