28 / PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE


16 – 20 April 2018   print this page

Course directors:

Dunja Jutronić, University of Split, Croatia
Lars Bergström, Stockholm University, Sweden
Zvonimir Šikić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
James R. Brown, University of Toronto, Canada
David Davies, McGill University, Canada
Michel Ghins, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
James McAllister, University of Leiden, Netherlands


Course 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 2018:

Philosophy of Physics

Measurement (Theme coordinator: Eran Tal, McGill University)

Philosophy of Science in the Analytic and Continental Traditions

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 or contact IUC office at iuc@iuc.hr for help

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


Course lecturers:

Robert Batterman, University of Pittsburgh, United States
Tonči Kokić, University of Split, Croatia
Marko Delić, University of Split, Croatia
Dunja Jutronić, University of Split, Croatia
Richard Dawid, Stockholm University, Sweden
Francesca Biagioli, University of Vienna, Austria
Zvonimir Šikić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Zvonimir Anić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Richard Tw. Arthur, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Leah McClinans , University of South Carolina; University of College Cork , Ireland
Ave Mets , University of Tartu, Estonia
Gábor Hofer-Szabó, Research Center for the Humanities , Hungary
Flavia Padovani, Drexel University, Philadelphia, United States
Karina Vold , University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Bryan W. Roberts, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom
Doreen Fraser, University of Waterloo, Canada
Nick Huggett, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States
Laura Felline, Roma Tre University, Italy
Alistaiv Isaac, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Brian Mc Loone, Higher school of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Sebastian De Haro, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Melissa Jacquart, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, United States
Casey McCory, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Gil Hersch, University of Virginia, United States
Paul Teller, University of California, Davis, United States
Gijs Leegwater, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Christopher Joel Smeenk, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Sarah Gallagher, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Fidaa Chehayeb, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Radin Dardasshli, University of Wuppertal, Germany
Juliusz Doboszewski, Jagiellonian University,Krakow, Poland
Christian Wuerthrich, University of Geneva, Switzerland
David Davies, McGill University, Canada
Jarob Stegerna, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Fabien Gregis, University of Tel Aviv, Israel
Eran Tal, McGill University, Canada
Nadine de Courtenay, Université Paris Diderot, France
Michael Miller, University of Toronto, Canada
Martin King, Bonn University, Croatia
Jeremy Nicholas Butterfield, Trinity College, Cambridge UK, United Kingdom
Karin Pierre Yves Thebault, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Sean Gryb, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
F. A. Muller, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Matti Sintonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Kevin Coffey, New York University Abu Dhabi, United States
Henrik Zinkernagel, University of Granada, Spain
Martin Carrier, University of Bielefeld, Germany
James Robert Brown, University of Toronto, Canada
James McAllister, University of Leiden, Netherlands
Mike Stuart, London School of Economics, United Kingdom
Luca Mari, LIUC - Universita Cattaneo, Italy
Holger Lyre, University of Magdeburg, Germany