Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik

An independent international centre for advanced studies

4 | PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

Duration
16 Apr 2012 - 21 Apr 2012
Language
English
Conference directors:
Lars Bergström, Stockholm University, Sweden
James Robert Brown, University of Toronto, Canada
David Davies, McGill University, Canada
Michel Ghins, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
Dunja Jutronić, University of Split, Croatia
Elena Mamchur, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
James McAllister, University of Leiden, Netherlands
Zvonimir Šikić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
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:
Frank Willem Arntzenius, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Richard Tw. Arthur, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Gordon Belot, University of Michigan, United States
Joseph Berkovitz, University of Toronto, Canada
Nazim Bouatta, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Carolyn Brighaise Brighouse, Occidental College, United States
James Robert Brown, University of Toronto, Canada
Jeremy Nicholas Butterfield, Trinity College, Cambridge UK, United Kingdom
Marco Buzzoni, University of Macerata, Italy
Adam Caulton, Institute of Philosophy London, United Kingdom
Alla Choifer, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Armando Cintora, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Metropolitana, Mexico, Mexico
Kevin Coffey, New York University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Daniel Cohnitz, University of Tartu, Estonia
Deepanwita Dasgupta, University of South Florida, United States
David Davies, McGill University, Canada
Jan Egberts, N/A, N/A
Laura Felline, Roma Tre University, Italy
Doreen Fraser, University of Waterloo, Canada
Sarah Gallagher, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Michel Ghins, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
William L Harper, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Philipp Haueis, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Jussi Haukioja, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway
Brian Hepburn, Aarhus University, Denmark
Carl Hoefer, University of Barcelona, Spain
Lars Göran Johansson, Uppsala University, Sweden
Dunja Jutronić, University of Split, Croatia
Marin Kirigin, General Hospital Dubrovnik/ University of Zagreb, Croatia
Eleanor Knox, King`s College London, United Kingdom
Urlich Kühne, N/A, N/A
Susanne Löhne, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Keizo Matsubara, Rotman Institute for Philosophy, Western University, Canada
James McAllister, University of Leiden, Netherlands
Nenad Miščević, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Flavia Padovani, Drexel University, Philadelphia, United States
Oliver Pooley, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Julian Reiss, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
Darrell P. Rowbottom, Lingnan University , Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Bill Seager, University of Toronto, Canada
Zvonimir Šikić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
John Edward Sipe, University of Toronto, Canada
Christopher Joel Smeenk, University of Western Ontario, Canada
Marc Tschechne, University of Zagreb, Croatia
David Wallace, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Jonathan Weisberg, University of Toronto, Canada
Harald Wiltsche, University of Toronto, Canada
Daniel Wohlfarth , University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Attached documents
2011_Programme