MCMP Summer School Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students 2017

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Recording of Helen Beebee's evening lecture on iTunes U

Helen Beebee of the University of Manchester gave the public evening lecture of the summer school. In her talk, entitled 'Women in Philosophy: Why Should We Get More of Them and How Should We Do it', Helen drew upon her expertise about the situation of women in academic philosophy in the UK. After setting out the problem of underrepresentation, she not only reviewed the various barriers - from stereotype threat, implicit biases, to sexual harassment - that might prevent women from entering academic philosophy. She also gave insights into concrete actions that have already been done and practical advice on how everybody could take small steps to make important changes in the right direction. You can watch Helen's whole lecture and download the lecture slides.

Insights into the different lectures

On Tuesday morning, Rachael Briggs opened the series of lecture streams with an introduction to individual and collective decision making. In her lecture, Rachael focused on expected utility theory: In particular, on reasons for the adoption of expected utility theory, and on its connection with theory confirmation.

On Tuesday afternoon, Conor Mayo-Wilson and Sonja Smets continued the lecture stream series with introductions to agent-based modeling in philosophy, and to dynamic epistemic and doxastic logics. While Conor’s lecture gave the participants a hands-on approach to computer simulations in value theory, Sonja’s lecture introduced the participants to logics of knowledge and belief, announcements, and belief revision.

Video documentation

To get some first-hand insights about the summer school outside the classroom, watch this short video that captures some highlights from behind the scenes.

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vh_imgVirtuelle Hochschule LMU supports the MCMP and its position in the global network of mathematical philosophy in a unique way: Current research at the Center is made visible across national and disciplinary boundaries through the publication of talks and conferences as online videos, recorded with professional equipment and freely accessible to students, the scientific community, and the interested public.