International Workshop

Propensities, Chances, and Statistics

12 June 2015, Room G22-26 Senate House

Workshop Programme


9.00-9.30 Registration and Coffee


Session I. Chair: Philip Dawid (Cambridge)

9:30 – 10:45: Darrell Rowbottom (Lingnan): “Neutralism on World-Based Probabilities in Fundamental Physics”

10:45 – 12:00: Mauricio Suárez (Institute of Philosophy, London): “The Chances of Physical Propensities”


12:00- 13:00 Lunch Break


Session II. Chair: Luke Fenton-Glynn (UCL, London)

13:00 – 14:15: Rachael Briggs (ANU, Canberra) “Chances of Impossibilities”

14:15 – 15:30: Jan-Willem Romejin (Groningen) “What are the Chances?”


15:30 — 16:00 Coffee Break


Session III. Chair: Sherrilyn Roush (KCL, London)

16:00 – 17:15: Rani Anjum (NMBU, Oslo) “Overnumerousness: The Causal Value of Big Data”

17:15 – 18:30: Christopher Hitchcock (Caltech) “The Causal Bases of Propensities”


Free registration but please send an email to: Mauricio.Suarez@sas.ac.uk



Sponsored and Funded by the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, the Mind Association, and European Commission under a personal Marie-Curie grant to Prof. Dr. Mauricio Suárez (Complutense University of Madrid): Project number: 329430 “ProbPropCond” FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IEF