III Blasco Disputatio

The next Valencia Colloquium will join forces with the III Blasco Disputatio.  As usual, the Colloquium will take place on Friday morning, but with a special time and venue: from 10am to 13:30am at the Col•legi Major Rector Peset (Plaça del Forn de Sant Nicolau, 4). More precisely, the schedule is the following:

10-10:45  Manuel García-Carpintero (Universitat de Barcelona): Singular reference in fictional discourse
10:45-11 Coffee Break
11:00-11:45  Stacie Friend (Birkbeck, University of London): Reference and Representation in Fiction
11:45-12 Break
12-12:15  Replies (by M. García-Caprintero and S. Friend)
12:15-13:30 Discussion

The Blasco Disputatio is a yearly workshop designed to promote the discussion on topics in epistemology, metaphysics, the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language. This year the workshop is on Singular Terms in Fiction. Even though the Colloquium is restricted to Friday morning, there will be other interesting talks on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th (see the programme). We strongly encourage you to attend this exciting event!

“Perplejidades e inquietudes sobre la responsabilidad moral y el libre albedrío” Carlos Moya

Next Friday, October 6thCarlos Moya will be presenting “Perplejidades e inquietudes sobre la responsabilidad moral y el libre albedrío”. The presentation will take place at the seminar room of the Philosophy Teaching Unit (ground floor, F11), at the Faculty of Philosophy and Education Sciences of the University of Valencia, from 11:30 to 13:30. Find the abstract here.

Fiction Theory Reading Group Starting Tomorrow

Tomorrow, the first session of the Fiction Theory Reading Group, organized by Josep Corbí and Jordi Valor, will take place at the Blasco’s Room (5th floor), from 12:00 until 14:00.

The following paper will be discussed:

Manuel García-Carpintero, ‘Referencia y ficción’. In Relatar lo ocurrido como invención (Madrid: Cátedra, 2016, ch. 4)

For more detailed information about the group and forthcoming sessions, click here.

“Does replication help with experimental biases in clinical trials?” David Teira

David Teira will present “Does replication help with experimental biases in clinical trials?”, next Friday, September 22th, at 11:30. The presentation will take place at the seminar room of the Philosophy Teaching Unit (ground floor, F11), at the Faculty of Philosophy and Educational Sciences of the University of Valencia.

Here is the abstract of the presentation:

This is an analysis of the role of replicability in correcting biases in the design and conduct of clinical trials. We take as biases those confounding factors that a community of experimenters acknowledges and for which there are agreed debiasing methods. When these methods are implemented in a trial, we will speak of unintended biases, if they occur. Replication helps in detecting and correcting them. Intended biases occur when the relevant debiasing method is not implemented. Their effect may be stable and replication, on its own, will not detect them. Interested outcomes are treatment variables that not every stakeholder considers clinically relevant. Again, they may be perfectly replicable. Intended biases, unintended biases and interested outcomes are often conflated in the so-called replicability crisis: our analysis shows that fostering replicability, on its own, will not sort out the crisis.

Those interested in the full paper should contact Valeriano Iranzo.

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This site is maintained by a group of researchers from the University of Valencia working within the broad tradition of analytic philosophy. Our aim is to promote the work of several philosophers and groups whose research focuses on a number of philosophical fields, such as ethics, philosophy of action, philosophy of language and the many topics of philosophy of science. Here you will find information about our research groups and our activities, such as the Valencia Colloquium in Philosophy and the Blasco Disputatio.