4 / PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE


16 – 21 April 2012   print this page

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:

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

Carl Hoefer, ICREA and University Of Barcelona, Spain

Marin Kirigin, General Hospital Dubrovnik/ University of Zagreb, 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