LOGIC MASTER IN BARCELONA: FINAL CALL FOR INSCRIPTION

Master in Pure and Applied Logic, Barcelona (Spain)
 
The biannual two-year 'Master in Pure and Applied Logic' programme for 2016-2018, jointly organized by the University of Barcelona and Polytechnical University of Catalunya, is still open for preregistration. Regular preregistration closes officially on September 9th 2016, but it is strongly advised to do the preregistration before the end of July. The courses start on September the 12th, 2016.
 
The Barcelona Logic Master caters in the most central aspects of advanced logic. Professors related to the Barcelona Master in Pure and Applied Logic come from various prominent Universities and Research Institutes in the area of Barcelona.
 
Interested students can find more information at
Questions, also questions related to scholarships, housing etc., can be sent to Ramon Jansana jansana@ub.edu

 

POSTDOC AND PhD JOB OPENINGS AT MUNICH CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY IN SOCIETY (MCTS)

The Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) at Technische Universität München is inviting applications for two limited-term researcher positions at the research group Innovation Research (Prof. Dr. Sebastian Pfotenhauer), available immediately:

1 post-doc position (TV-L E13, 100%, until Oct 31, 2017) 
on the topic of “Technoscience, democracy, and the state”

1 Ph.D. position (TV-L E13, 65%, 3 years, fixed term)
on the topic “Responsible Research and Innovation in trans-national governance settings”

All application materials should be sent to application@mcts.tum.de, mentioning the title of the position in the subject line. The deadline for application is Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Specific questions regarding the research profile of the position should be addressed to sebastian.pfotenhauer@tum.de.

 

SEMINARIO UNED: ARMANDO CÍNTORA

Seminario del Dpto. de Lógica, Historia y Filosofía de la ciencia (UNED)

LUNES 11 DE JULIO, 12.00 (Sala de grados de Filosofía, UNED)

 
Armando Cíntora (UAMI)"¿Disuelve la inducción material el problema de la inducción?"
 
 
Abstract:
 
John Norton considera viciosas las justificaciones circulares, o las justificaciones regresivas al infinito de las reglas de inferencia inductivas, se argumenta que su propuesta -la inducción material- también requiere de una justificación circular, aunque una psicológicamente menos obvia que en el caso de las reglas de inferencia inductivas. Entonces se concluye que anunciar una disolución del problema de la inducción puede ser prematuro.
 

(REMINDER): CALL FOR PAPERS: STRUCTURALISM: ROOTS, PLURALITY AND CONTEMPORARY DEBATES

Évora’s 7th Symposium on Philosophy and History of Science and Technology
“Structuralism: Roots, Plurality and Contemporary debates”
 
Universidade de Évora, Palácio do Vimioso (in front of the Cathedral). 4th-5th November, 2016.

 
Organizing Committee: João Príncipe (University of Évora /IHC), José Luís Garcia (ISC/University of Lisbon), María de Paz (University of Seville).
 

The aim of this Symposium is to recognize the plurality and the specificity of methodologies linked to ‘structuralism’, to establish links among them, and to frame them through its history, in the fields of the exact, natural, social and human sciences, or to use a fallen into disgrace expression, in the field of culture. With the “philosophies of relation”, in particular the Kantian-inspired ones, the focus on the duality between substance and function moved towards the analysis of the structural aspects of human understanding. In the Kantian tradition, where the notion of subject is still fundamental, the transcendental method, and the identification of the conditions of possibility or conditions of comprehensibility were extrapolated from Newtonian Physics to the field of culture and human practices, into a plurality of symbolic forms (Cassirer), or habitus (Bourdieu). The Kantian “linguistic turn” (Humboldt), embracing a plurality of worldviews, favoured the application of structuralism in linguistics (Jakobson, Troubetzkoy), where the link between structure, individual, and event became fundamental, avoiding the abstract formalism and assessing the active and productive aspect of structures and of the dialectic between structure and history. This “turn” also promoted the omission of the subject, as it is the case in Foucault’s analysis of discursive formation such as the ‘epistemes’. In the Anglo-Saxon tradition in philosophy of science, particularly in physics, the recurrent metaphysical debate about realism also has some links with structuralism (Worrall, Ladyman, etc.), leading to new formulations of realism in terms of structures (ontic, epistemic), claiming a genealogy which goes back to the conceptions of the ‘savants-philosophes’ (e.g. Poincaré). Structuralist approaches have also been developed in order to tackle several issues within the realism debate, for example, about the relations among theories and its modular structure (Darrigol).
In the philosophy of mathematics, formalist and structuralist perspectives, distance themselves from intuitionistic ones and assess the technical aspect of this discipline. This position has enlightened the discussions on the nature of mathematics in the 19th and 20th centuries.

The symposium will have two main sections – i) structuralism in the mathematical and natural sciences and, ii) structuralism in the social sciences and humanities. Paper proposals may have a historical or systematic approach, but must be tied to one of these sections. The languages of the symposium are: English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
 
Confirmed keynote speakers: Olivier Darrigol, José Ferreirós.
 
Proposals including title and an abstract (around 500 words) should be sent until September 15th to João Príncipejpps@uevora.pt or to María de Paz depaz.am@gmail.com

 

EXTENDED CFP: PHYSICS IN THE INTERNATIONAL ONTOLOGY CONGRESS

Physics in the XII International Ontology Congress

San Sebastian 3-7 October

The organizing committee calls for contributed papers and contributed symposia. Abstracts should be submitted by using the registration form in the congress website (www.ontologia.net).

• Workshop: Realism and Quantum Mechanics.

• The conceptual picture of nature after the Quantum Revolution.

• Physis: From archaic Greek Thought to Aristotle’s Physics.

Contributed papers: Please submit an abstract of 300 words prepared for review. Accepted contributed papers will be allocated in total 25 minutes including discussion time.

Contributed symposia: Please submit an abstract of 600 words prepared for review. Accepted contributed symposia will be allocated in total 2 hours including discussion time. The abstract should include: 1) a general description of the format and the topic of the proposed symposium and its significance (up to 500 words) and 2) a 300-word abstract of each paper (3-4 papers).

Important dates:

17 July, 2016 – Deadline for late abstract submissions

28 July, 2016 – Notifications of acceptance of late abstract submissions

1 August, 2016 – Deadline for registration fees

10 August, 2016 – Preliminary programme announced

 

THEORIA -REVISTA ASOCIADA A LA SLMFCE- ENTRE LAS CIEN MEJORES REVISTAS DE FILOSOFÍA

Recientemente se ha dado a conocer el ranking 2015 de SCImago, el ranking de referencia en los campos de las ciencias sociales y humanidades. En él figura por primera vez en el cuartil 1 (Q1) la revista THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, revista asociada a la SLMFCE. En concreto, THEORIA se encuentra ubicada en el puesto 86 de este reconocido ranking y se sitúa, por tanto, en el grupo de las revistas de Filosofía más prestigiosas. Es de reseñar que THEORIA es la única revista de Filosofía del ámbito español y latinoamericano que figura en alguno de los dos primeros cuartiles del ranking 2015.

En el Comité Editor de THEORIA entendemos que la colaboración con la SLFMCE ha sido un hito importante para la consecución de la calificación obtenida, y animamos a todas las socias y socios a colaborar con la revista.

 

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