Asian Conference on the Philosophy of the Social Sciences

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The Asian Conference for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences, which will be held on June 1-2 2019 at Nankai University, in Tianjin (China), aims at promoting the philosophy of the social sciences in Asia. Selected papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of the journal Philosophy of the Social Sciences

Keynote speakers: Fan Guangxin (Nankai University), Daniel Little (University of Michigan-Dearborn), Uskali Mäki (University of Helsinki/Nankai University), Tang Shiping (Fudan University)

Openings: Alban Bouvier (Institut Jean Nicod, École Normale Supérieure), Paul A. Roth (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Organizer: Francesco Di Iorio (Nankai University) email:

Conference Steering Committee: Chor-yung Cheung (City University of Hong Kong), Francesco Di Iorio (Nankai University), Paul Dumouchel (Ritsumeikan University), Reiko Gotoh (Hitotsubashi University),  Mark Tamthai (Payap University), Kei Yoshida (Waseda University)

Conference Scientific Committee: Nathalie Bulle (CNRS/Sorbonne University), Sharon Crasnow (Norco College), Huang Xiang (Fudan University), Rainier Ibana (Ateneo de Manila University), Akira Inoue (University of Tokyo), Tetsuji Iseda (Kyoto University), Kyu Sang Lee (Ajou University), Liu Yongmou (Renmin University), Gurpreet Mahajan (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Emmanuel Picavet (Sorbonne University), Dhruv Raina (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Chaiyan Rajchagool (University of Phayao), Young E. Rhee (Kangwon National University), Raphael Sassower (University of Colorado Colorado Springs), Deborah Tollefsen (University of Memphis), Tran Van Doan (Chang Jung Christian University/Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences), Yin Jie (Shanxi University), Jeu-Jeng Yuann (Taiwan University), Wang Wei (Tsinghua University)



June 1

9:00-9:55 Opening Remarks (room 318)
Francesco Di Iorio (Nankai University)
Kei Yoshida (Waseda University)
Alban Bouvier (Aix-Marseille University and Institut Jean Nicod, ENS)
Paul A. Roth (University of California, Santa Cruz)
10:00-11:00 Parallel Sessions 1
Session 1a (Room 318)
Yuanwei Zong (Wuhan University)
Function Rather than Agency: An Alternative Theory of Contingency
Jonathan Y. Tsou (Iowa State University)
Social Construction, HPC Kinds, and the Projectability of Human Categories
Session 1b (room 316)
Remco Heesen (University of Western Australia)
The Necessity of Commensuration Bias in Grant Peer Review
Shu-Heng Chen (Chengchi University)
On the Ontological Turn in Economics: The Promises of Agent‐Based Computational Economics
11:00-11:20 Coffee Break
11:20-12:30 Keynote 1 (room 318)
Daniel Little (University of Michigan-Dearborn)
Organizations as Actors
12:30-15:00 Lunch Time
15:00-16:30 Parallel Sessions 2
Session 2a (room 318)
Ryota Sakai (Waseda University)
Mathematical Models and Robustness Analysis in Epistemic Democracy
Jia Xiangtong (Nankai University)
Gerard Radnitzky’s Economic Approach and the Philosophy of Science
Wang Wei (Tsinghua University)
Methodological Individualism and Holism in the Social Sciences
Session 2b (room 316)
Jian Ma (Shanxi University)
Post-analytic Philosophy of History and the Contextualist Reconstruction of Historical Explanation
Chaiyan Rajchagool (University of Phayao)
Positivistic History vs ‘Speculative History’
Srdjan Jovanovic (Nankai University)
Expanding the methodological foundations of history as a discipline via qualitative data analysis and critical discourse analysis
16:40 – 17:00 Coffee Break
17:00-18:10 Keynote 2 (room 318)
Tang Shiping (Fudan University)
Idea, Action, and Outcome: The Objects and Tasks of Social Sciences
18:45 Dinner

June 2

9:20-10:50 Parallel Sessions 3
Session 3a (room 318)
Jihong Yuan (Guandong University of Finance and Economics)
How could social norms be naturalized?
Nathalie Bulle (CNRS/Sorbonne University)
Rationality: towards a general definition
Mengwen Zhang (Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
Electrons and Money: Dispositional Essentialism in Social Science
Session 3b (room 316)
Olga Koshovets (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Models as maps: epistemological status of models in economics and social sciences
Aki Lehtinen (Nankai University)
Core models
10:50: 11: 20 Coffee break
11:20-12:30 Keynote 3 (room 318)
Uskali Mäki (University of Helsinki/Nankai University)
On the ubiquity of (being puzzled by) idealization
12:30-15:00 Lunch Time
15:00-16:00 Parallel Sessions 4
Session 4a (room 318)
Horacio Ortiz (East China Normal University)
Weber facing Nietzsche: a tragic ethics of social sciences
Reiko Gotoh (Hitotsubashi University)
Formulation of Public Reciprocity as a “Realistic Utopia”
Session 4b (room 316)
Paul Daniell (London School of Economics)
Equilibrium Theory and Scientific Explanation
Wei Fang (Tongji University)
Multilevel modeling and the Explanatory Autonomy of Psychology
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-17:40 Keynote 4 (room 318)
Fan Guangxin (Nankai University)
Theories of comparative political philosophy and the reception of Rousseau’s social contract theory in China
17:40-18:00 Elective Event
Gilles Campagnolo (CNRS and Aix-Marseilles School of Economics)
Presentation of the journal “Revue de philosophie économique/Review of economic philosophy” (Vrin)
18:45 Dinner