Agent Based Modelling across Social Science, Economics, and Philosophy

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Date: 
21-10-16 to 22-10-16
City: 
Bamberg
Country: 
Germany
Event format: 
Workshop
Agent-based models (ABM) are a recent tool in philosophy and the social sciences. To date, ABMs have been applied to a wide variety of topics ranging from simulating ecological systems to highly idealized models of opinion dynamics or emerging social norms. This workshop aims to bring together different approaches to ABM in philosophy and the social sciences. The objective is to represent the wide spectrum of applications of ABM and encourage exchange between various approaches. A further objective is to foster discussion about the nature of ABMs and the opportunities and potential pitfalls of their use in these disciplines.

06.10.2016

Workshop: Agent Based Modelling across Social Science, Economics, and Philosophy

October 21 - October 22, 2016

Agent-based models (ABM) are a recent tool in philosophy and the social sciences. To date, ABMs have been applied to a wide variety of topics ranging from simulating ecological systems to highly idealized models of opinion dynamics or emerging social norms. This workshop aims to bring together different approaches to ABM in philosophy and the social sciences. The objective is to represent the wide spectrum of applications of ABM and encourage exchange between various approaches. A further objective is to foster discussion about the nature of ABMs and the opportunities and potential pitfalls of their use in these disciplines.

Topics presented in the workshop include the use of ABM in philosophy of science, political science and opinion dynamics, sociology, history and health economics as well as theoretical discussions about the chances of pitfalls of ABM in the social sciences. The full program of the workshop can be found here:

https://www.uni-bamberg.de/poltheorie/forschung/workshop-agent-based-modelling/programme/

Since space is limited, please register beforehand to Dominik Klein if you wish to attend.

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