Bridges 2014

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Program & Venue


This LMU-organized event is to bridge ideas and bring together philosophers from North America and from the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy in the German House, New York City. Questions will be discussed in tandem talks on the same topic.

If you are interested in joining the meeting, please note that your registration (for workshop and evening lecture) is required. Find important security notes and more about entry to the workshop venue below!

Tuesday, 2 September

10:15 - 10:30 Welcome
10:30 - 12:30 Alvin I. Goldman (Rutgers) & Stephan Hartmann (MCMP/LMU):
Bridging the Gap between Informal and Formal Social Epistemology (view abstracts and slides)
12:30 - 14.00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 Tim Maudlin (NYU) & Sebastian Lutz (MCMP/LMU):
Reduction and the Ontology of Physical Theories
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Lounge
16:00 - 17:30 Lucas Champollion (NYU) & Kristina Liefke (MCMP/LMU):
Inter-Theoretical Relations in Linguistics (view abstracts)


18:30 - 20:00 Climbing Ladders, Building Bridges: Mathematical Philosophy at Work
The German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) invites you to an
Evening Lecture by Stephan Hartmann (MCMP/LMU) on Mathematical Philosophy, Science, and Public Policy (view abstract and slides)

Introduction and Moderation: Branden Fitelson (Rutgers)
Welcome: Andrea Adam-Moore (Executive Director, German Universities Alliance)
20:00 Evening Reception

Wednesday, 3 September

10:30 - 12:30 goethe-nySupported by Goethe-Institut New York:
David Chalmers (NYU) & Thomas Meier (MCMP/LMU)
Structural Realism
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 Michael Strevens (NYU) & Roland Poellinger (MCMP/LMU)
Unifying Causal and Non-Causal Knowledge
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Lounge
16:00 - 17:30 Branden Fitelson (Rutgers) & Hannes Leitgeb (MCMP/LMU)
Belief vs Probability
17:30 Closing Words


The conference venue is located inside the German House, 871 United Nations Plaza (First Avenue between 48th Street and 49th Street), New York, NY.

You will need a photo-identification card to enter the building.

The German House is a high-security area and therefore has some restrictions in entry/exit time. For your convenience there will be a conference staff member to escort you from the building reception area to the venue at the following
times on both days:

10:00 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.

Please make sure to be there on time as we cannot offer much flexibility. If you already know that you cannot make the above pick up times, please let us know as soon as possible so we can facilitate a convenient time before-hand. For any emergency you can contact Priya Nayar at +1.917.415.8762.

Lunch options close to the German House

Have a look at our recommendations for lunch and coffee here.

Hotel recommendations

If you are coming to New York City for the Bridges event and need a place to sleep, we have some tipps for you here.