DR KATE FORBES-PITT

AGENCY AND THE TECHNOLOGY OF THE 21ST CENTURY

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW: JANUARY 2011 – DECEMBER 2013
Kate Forbes-Pitt

Dr Forbes-Pitt’s interdisciplinary contribution to the Morphogenesis project combined theoretical work in philosophy of science, complexity theory and social theory with extensive practical experience in the application of technology.

Conferences

CSO International Workshop, January 12-15, EPFL Lausanne, KF- P: ‘Emergents: relating emergence and morphogenesis’

Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable, March 8-11 University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, KF-P: ‘Then a miracle occurs’: a better philosophical explanation of emergence’

Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference, July 1-6, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia, no presentation, attended only.

International Association of Critical Realism Conference: Global Change Challenges & Critical Realism Debates, July 18-20, Grahamstown, South Africa, KF-P: ‘Bhaskar Vs. Van Fraassen’

Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, February 2011, ‘Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable’

International Society for Philosophy and Technology, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 24-29th May 2011, ‘The Assumption of Agency Theory: the problem of other minds and non-human agency’

Centre for Coping with Crises in Complex Systems, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, (ETH), Zürich, June 20th-24th 2011. ‘International Workshop on Coping with Crises in Complex Socio-Economic Systems’. Paper: ‘Connected thinking: a meta-theoretical approach for power laws and their use in economics’.