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James Owen Weatherall (UCI)

Philosophy - events - Fri, 2017-05-26 09:19
Date and time:  Tue, 29/08/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Philsoc seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Melissa Fusco (Columbia)

Philosophy - events - Fri, 2017-05-26 09:15
Date and time:  Tue, 22/08/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Philsoc seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Cailin O'Connor (UCI)

Philosophy - events - Fri, 2017-05-26 09:12
Date and time:  Tue, 15/08/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Philsoc seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Amy Kind (CMC)

Philosophy - events - Fri, 2017-05-26 09:07
Date and time:  Tue, 08/08/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Philsoc seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Connie Rosati (Arizona)

Philosophy - events - Fri, 2017-05-26 08:40
Date and time:  Tue, 18/07/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Philsoc seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

David Chalmers (NYU & ANU)

Philosophy - events - Fri, 2017-05-26 08:34
Date and time:  Tue, 11/07/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Philsoc seminar School of Philosophy Location:  TPA

Janice Dowell (Syracuse)

Philosophy - events - Fri, 2017-05-26 08:30
Date and time:  Tue, 27/06/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Philsoc seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Una Stojnic (NYU & ANU)

Philosophy - events - Fri, 2017-05-26 08:27
Date and time:  Tue, 20/06/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Philsoc seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Alex Sandgren (ANU): In Defence of Idiosyncrasy

Philosophy - events - Fri, 2017-05-26 08:25
Date and time:  Tue, 13/06/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Philsoc seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Abstract: A number of theories in the philosophy of mind (for example those of Quine, Lewis, Braddon-Mitchell, and Jackson) imply that ordinary agents do not often have beliefs with the same content. A common complaints made against these theories concerns communication, agreement, disagreement, and the norms of belief change. The natural explanation of these phenomena, the complaints run, requires that agents often have beliefs with the same content, so accepting these accounts compromises our ability to correctly explain these phenomena.

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'History and the Present' David Armitage Workshop - Allan Martin

School of History - events - Wed, 2017-05-24 11:05
Date and time:  Wed, 31/05/2017 - 16:15 - 17:30 School of History Photo 2.jpg Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU Contact Person:  School of History Contact email:  hist.admin.cass@anu.edu.au https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/history-and-the-present-workshop-allan-martin-tickets-34815957466

Historians have traditionally had three ethical responsibilities--to the past, the present and the future. Since the nineteenth century, professional historians have increasingly abandoned their duty to the future, focused their attention on the distance and strangeness of the past and shunned contemporary concerns to avoid the sin of anachronism or, even worse, "presentism".

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Categories: Events, School of History

Raphael Lemkin in the Outback: The state project to eliminate homeland living in remote Indigenous Australia

CAEPR events - Thu, 2017-05-18 16:44
14 Jun 17 Seminar Jon Altman Contact person:  Tracy Deasey Contact email:  caepradmin.cass@anu.edu.au Contact phone:  02 61250587

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The Crowd in the Thatcher Revolution: Margaret Thatcher’s rise to the conservative party leadership & aspects of her popular support

School of History - events - Thu, 2017-05-18 13:58
Date and time:  Wed, 24/05/2017 - 16:15 - 17:30 School of History 24May_Image1.jpg Venue:  McDonald Room, Menzies Library, ANU Speakers:  Dr Chris Wallace Contact Person:  School of History Contact email:  hist.admin.cass@anu.edu.au

The Thatcher Government appears as a political behemoth to contemporary observers looking back on a period of policy and social change still reverberating through western democracies. ‘Thatcherism’ became a synonym for the neoliberal suite of policies in which market forces are paramount, and for which her government 1979-90 led the charge - an approach initially contested but now a largely internalised engine driving public policy discourse and development in the west over the past 40 years.

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Categories: Events, School of History

Australian immigration policy at the crossroads

Demography - events - Thu, 2017-05-11 15:52
Date and time:  Fri, 2nd Jun 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm School of Demography Location:  Seminar Room A Presenter:  Peter Hughes

Australian immigration policy is at the crossroads. Our permanent and temporary migration programs are at record levels, but border protection and maritime asylum seekers have dominated public debate for over a decade. Many of the fundamental principles that have guided our policies for the last 70 years are looking more fragile. Mass movements of people in the Middle East and Africa have led to more restrictive northern hemisphere immigration policies. The UN is working on development of Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees to broker more positive approaches.

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Lessons from the evaluation of past local area population forecasts

Demography - events - Sun, 2017-05-07 19:43
Date and time:  Fri, 9th Jun 2017 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm School of Demography Location:  Seminar Room A Presenter:  Tom Wilson

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Non-Parametric Spatial Bayesian Crime Regression

RSSS - events - Fri, 2017-05-05 12:44
Date and time:  Wednesday, 24th May 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm Location or Venue:  Street Theatre, Street Three, 15 Childers Street, Canberra, 2601 Presenter:  Dr Roman Marchant Contact Person:  CSRM Contact email:  csrm.comms@anu.edu.au

Two significant methodological challenges confront policy makers and practitioners in using crime data. The first challenge is that the models underestimate the extent of crimes occurring within a geographical space and the second is that the models need fully reflect uncertainties in prediction and inference. Combining machine learning techniques and new Bayesian estimation tools this paper develops a generic modelling strategy that learns and hence models crime in a spatial environment. This model will enable policy makers and police to make better and more informed decisions.

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Jakob Hohwy (Monash)

Philosophy - events - Thu, 2017-05-04 16:11
Date and time:  Thu, 01/06/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Thursday Seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Sam Moyn (Harvard Law School)

Philosophy - events - Thu, 2017-05-04 16:10
Date and time:  Thu, 25/05/2017 - 16:00 - 17:30 Seminar Special event Research School of Social Sciences Location:  Lecture Theatre 1.02, Sir Roland Wilson Building

Kevin Zollman (Carnegie Mellon): "The Credit Economy and the Economic Rationality of Science"

Philosophy - events - Thu, 2017-05-04 16:06
Date and time:  Thu, 18/05/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Thursday Seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Theories of scientific rationality typically pertain to belief. This talk argues that we should expand our focus to include not just scientists' beliefs but also their motivations.  An economic model is used to evaluate whether science is best served by scientists motivated only by truth, only by credit, or by both truth and credit.  In many, but not all, situations scientists motivated by both truth and credit should be judged as the most rational scientists.

Alex Miller (Otago): "Rule-Following, Meaning and Primitive Normativity"

Philosophy - events - Thu, 2017-05-04 16:04
Date and time:  Thu, 11/05/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Thursday Seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

In “Inside and Outside Language: Stroud’s Non-Reductionism about Meaning” (2011), “Primitive Normativity and Skepticism about Rules” (2011) and”Meaning, Understanding and Normativity” (2012), Hannah Ginsborg develops what she describes as a “partially reductionist” account of meaning. Ginsborg’s account is intended as a middle-ground alternative to non-reductionism about meaning and the kind of reductive dispositionalism attacked in Kripke’s *Wittgenstein on Rules and Private Language*.

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Bayesian demographic estimation and forecasting

Demography - events - Thu, 2017-05-04 12:51
Date and time:  Fri, 12th May 2017 - 1:30pm - 2:30pm School of Demography Location:  Seminar Room A Presenter:  John Bryant

Abstract: There is a natural affinity between Bayesian statistical methods and demographic estimation and forecasting. Bayesian methods can cope with complex models, noisy data, and uncertainty, all of which figure prominently in demographic estimation and forecasting.  Bayesian methods also have transparent mechanisms for bringing in expert judgement, which allows them to capitalize on the substantive knowledge built up within demography.

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