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Event Name:
4th Scientific Understanding and Representation (SURe) Workshop

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The organizers of the 4th SURe (Scientific Understanding and Representation) workshop, to be hosted in-person at Fordham's Manhattan campus, invite registration for Zoom-based attendance. New York-based philosophers of science interested in attending can correspond with the local hosts, Stephen Grimm ( and Peter Tan (

The schedule for the workshop can be found here:

In-person space is limited, but if you would like to attend via Zoom, please contact Stephen Grimm ( and Peter Tan (

Event Date:
4/21/2022 - 4/23/2022

Event Time:
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern

Fordham University, Lincoln Center

Representations play a central role in scientists’ understanding of the world. From mathematical models to diagrams, different representations in highly varied contexts yield diverse insights across the physical, biological, and social sciences. Despite the fact that how a phenomenon is represented has far-reaching ramifications for how it is understood, the literatures on scientific understanding and scientific representation are largely independent of each other. The time is ripe to foster greater synergy between these two areas in the philosophy of science, as they face complementary problems—and hold the promise of complementary solutions.

This workshop explores these connections, with an eye toward building a recurrent and more expansive workshop series for the future.

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4/21/2022 - 4/23/2022