Past events

26
Sep
2017

Udit Bhatia (Oxford): Against Epistocracy: Reconsidering the Demographic Objection

Why should we prefer democracy to an epistocracy of competent persons? In his response to this question, David Estlund appeals to the ‘demographic objection’....
21
Sep
2017

Sally Shrapnel (UQ): Do Quantum Causal Models Explain Bell Violations?

Quantum correlations that violate Bell inequalities seem to defy causal explanation: counterfactual accounts fall foul of relativity and probabilistic accounts...
19
Sep
2017

Special Session

Special Session speakers Donald Nordblom, Daniel Kilov, and James Willoughby.
18
Sep
2017

Kate Devitt (QUT): The Liability of Uncertainty: How mistrust in Agricultural Decision Support Technologies thwarts adoption

Decision Support Systems (DSS) are increasingly touted as a means to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of agricultural enterprise from variable yield...
14
Sep
2017

Peter Evans: "What can bouncing oil droplets tell us about quantum mechanics?"

A recent series of experiments from a team in Paris have demonstrated that an oil droplet bouncing on a vibrating fluid surface displays behaviour that is...
12
Sep
2017

Lachlan Umbers, Compulsory Voting: A Defence

Turnout is in decline in established democracies around the world. Where, in the mid-1800s, 70%- 80% of eligible voters regularly participated in US...
04
Sep
2017

Iddo Porat: Ritual Animal Slaughter, Circumcision and the Right not to be Singled Out

Advocates of banning ritual male circumcision argue that circumcision amounts to an irreversible mutilation, causes medical harm (such as reduction of sexual...

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