Conference on the Philosophy of Science Today: Seven Perspectives

March 12-13, 2020, Ferrol Campus (University of A Coruña), Spain

John Worrall (London School of Economics) will receive the Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of A Coruña on Wednesday 11 March 2020, at 12:00, at the Ferrol Campus.
The conference on “The Philosophy of Science Today: Seven Perspectives” will be held on 12 and 13 March 2020 in the Ferrol Campus (University of A Coruña).

Guest speakers:
John Worrall, London School of Economics
Philip Kitcher, Columbia University
Donald Gillies, University College London
Thomas Nickles, University of Nevada at Reno.
Maria Carla Galavotti, University of Bologna
Theo Kuipers, University of Groningen
Roman Frigg, London School of Economics

Call for papers

Program

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Morning and afternoon
9:00 a 9:30 – Reception of documentation
9:45 – Inauguration of the Conference
10:00 – John Worrall (London School of Economics): “Philosophy of science meets medicine (again): a clearer-sighted view of the virtues of blinding and of tests for blinding in clinical trials.”
12:00 – Donald Gillies (University College London) and Marco Gillies (Goldsmiths, University of London): “Artificial Intelligence and Philosophy of Science from the 1990s to 2020.”

Evening
5:00 – Joe Roussos (Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm), Richard Bradley (London School of Economics), and Roman Frigg (London School of Economics): “Environmental decision-making under uncertainty.”
7:00 – Round Table: “Current Trends in Philosophy of Science and Prospective for the Near Future”, John Worrall, Philip Kitcher, Donald Gillies, Thomas Nickles, Maria Carla Galavotti, Theo Kuipers, and Roman Frigg.

Friday, 13 March 2020

Morning and afternoon
10:00 – Maria Carla Galavotti (University of Bologna): “From Logical to Probabilistic Empricism.”
12:00 – Thomas Nickles (University of Nevada at Reno): “Whatever happened to the logic of discovery? From transparent logic to alien reasoning.”

Evening
5:00 – Theo Kuipers (University of Groningen), “The logic of qualitative progress in nomic, design, and explicative research.”
7:00 – Philip Kitcher (Columbia University, New York): “Scientific Progress and the Search for Truth.”
8:45 – Closing Session. Delivery of Diplomas.

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Deadline: February 28, 2020

Posted: February 26, 2020