Sober's Simplicity – University of Copenhagen

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Sober's Simplicity

One-Day workshop with Professor Elliott Sober (University of Wisconsin-Madison).


  • Elliott Sober (University of Wisconsin—Madison)
  • Bengt Autzen (University of Bristol)
  • Jacob Stegenga (University of Cambridge)
  • Marion Godman (University of Helsinki)
  • Michael Baumgartner (University of Bergen)

Attendance is free, but registration is required. Please contact Sune Holm or Thor Grünbaum if you wish to attend.

Programme with abstracts is available here.


This workshop is dedicated to Elliott Sober’s recent work on the role of parsimony in scientific explanation, model choice, and philosophy.

In addressing various aspects of Sober’s account of parsimony, the speakers will discuss central issues in explanation, statistics, biology and mental causation.

This workshop should be of interest to researchers and students with an interest in philosophy of science, metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of mind.