4 / PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

16 – 21 April 2012        Send to printer


Conference organizers

Dunja Jutronić, University of Split, Croatia
Lars Bergström, Stockholm University, Sweden
Zvonimir Šikić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
James Robert Brown, University of Toronto, Canada
David Davies, McGill University, Canada
Michel Ghins, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
Elena Mamchur, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
James McAllister, University of Leiden, Netherlands


Conference description:

Philosophy of science studies the foundations, methods, and implications of the sciences from a philosophical perspective. Classic topics in philosophy of science include the relation between theory and observation, the rational justification of scientific methods, the functions of experiment, and the interpretation of scientific theories such as quantum theory and evolution theory. Philosophers of science also frequently discuss such wider topics as cognition, the relation between science and the arts and culture, and the findings of history and social studies of science.

This annual international five-day conference is a forum for the presentation and discussion of new research in philosophy of science. Each year’s meeting focuses on three broad themes, but the organizers welcome papers in other topical areas of philosophy of science too. A session usually consists of a 45-minute paper followed by a 30-minute discussion period; extended lunch and coffee breaks are an important element of the programme. The atmosphere is informal and friendly. Whereas most participants are researchers in philosophy of science, the organizers encourage also scientists and scholars in history and social studies of science to participate.

For students:

Advanced students in any of these fields are especially welcome: they may present a paper, benefit from informal discussion, or arrange with one of the organizers to write a report or an essay on the conference themes. Students may receive credit for their participation in the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System.

Conference themes for 2012:

• Philosophy of Physics

• Thought Experiments and Intuitions

• Philosophy of Neuroscience

Venue and accommodation:

The conference will be held on the premises of the Inter-University Centre (IUC), Dubrovnik. For accommodation, see here (http://www.iuc.hr/accomodation.php).

Further information:

Please contact any of the following organizers for further information:

James Robert Brown: jrbrown@chass.utoronto.ca

Dunja Jutronić: dunja.jutronic@ri.htnet.hr

James McAllister: j.w.mcallister@phil.leidenuniv.nl

Zvonimir Šikić: zsikic@math.hr


Conference lecturers

Carl Hoefer, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
Nenad Miščević, University of Maribor, Croatia
Oliver Pooley, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Frank Willem Arntzenius, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
David Wallace, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Dunja Jutronić, University of Split, Croatia
Jussi Haukioja, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Lars Göran Johansson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Marc Tschechne, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Zvonimir Šikić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Alla Choifer, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Jeremy Nicholas Butterfield, Trinity College, Cambridge UK, United Kingdom
Julian Reiss, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Marco Buzzoni, University of Macerata, Italy
Michel Ghins, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
Marin Kirigin, General Hospital Dubrovnik, Croatia
Sarah Gallagher, University of Western Ontario, Canada
James McAllister, University of Leiden, Netherlands
James Robert Brown, University of Toronto, Canada
Laura Felline, Roma Tre University, Italy
Christopher Joel Smeenk, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Doreen Fraser, University of Waterloo, Canada
Adam Caulton, Institute of Philosophy London, United Kingdom
Flavia Padovani, Drexel University, Philadelphia, United States
Gordon Belot, University of Michigan, United States
Carolyn Brighaise Brighouse, Occidental College, United States
Susanne Löhne, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Keizo Matsubara, Rotman Institute for Philosophy, Western University, Canada
John Edward Sipe, University of Toronto, Canada
Daniel Cohnitz, University of Tartu, Estonia
Urlich Kühne, Germany
Bill Seager, University of Toronto, Canada
Armando Cintora, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Metropolitana, Mexico, Mexico
Daniel Wohlfarth , University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Darrell P. Rowbottom, Lingnan University , Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Philipp Haueis, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Nazim Bouatta, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Richard Tw. Arthur, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Jan Egberts, Netherlands
William L Harper, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Jonathan Weisberg, University of Toronto, Canada
Deepanwita Dasgupta, University of South Florida, United States
Brian Hepburn, Aarhus University, Canada
Jossi Berkovitz, University of Toronto, Canada
Harald Wiltsche, University of Toronto, Austria
Kevin Coffey, New York University Abu Dhabi, United States
Eleanor Knox, King`s College London, United Kingdom
David Davies, McGill University, Canada


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