THE METAPHYSICS OF CAUSAL PROBABILITY IN THE LIFE SCIENCES

THE METAPHYSICS OF CAUSAL PROBABILITY IN THE LIFE SCIENCES
A workshop on causal and dispositional approached to probability in biology and the life sciences

 

MONDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 2016
Seminar Room A-217, Faculty of Philosophy, Complutense University 

Further info and registration: msuarez@filos.ucm.es

Funded and Sponsored by the Spanish DGCyT, Ministry of Economics and Competitiveness (project FFI2014-57064-P) and Complutense Research Group MCISR: http://www.ucm.es/metcausa
 

SEMINARIO EPISO/UAM: C. SARTORIO

Próxima conferencia del seminario EPISOC/UAM:

Carolina Sartorio (Universidad de Arizona): "Situaciones y sensibilidad a razones"

Martes, 27 de septiembre de 2016
15:30-17:00

Sala de juntas, Módulo VII, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad
Autónoma de Madrid
Para más información, http://episoc.polytropon.es/category/forthcoming-events/ o escribir al correo jesus.vega@uam.es / javier.gonzalezprado@uam.es

 

CONTRATO PREDOCTORAL: FILOSOFÍA DE LA CIENCIA/ ESTUDIOS SOBRE LA CIENCIA Y LA TECNOLOGÍA

CONTRATO PREDOCTORAL DE CUATRO AÑOS
Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU)
Dpto de Lógica y Filosofía de la Ciencia
 
 
Se ofrece un contrato predoctoral de cuatro años asociado al proyecto de investigación FFI 2015-69792-R, “Representación y anticipación: modelización interventiva RRI en las ciencias y técnicas emergentes”, financiado por el Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad del Gobierno de España.
 
La información de la convocatoria puede encontrarse en:
 
Las/los solicitantes deben haber sido aceptados en el Programa de Doctorado en FILOSOFÍA, CIENCIA Y VALORES  (UPV/EHU, UNAM, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid). La información sobre el Programa de Doctorado puede encontrarse en:
 
La información sobre el proceso de preinscripción en el Programa de Doctorado se encuentra en:
 
 

II BLASCO DISPUTATIO: DOES FREE WILL REQUIRE ALTERNATIVE POSSIBILITIES?

II BLASCO DISPUTATIO: DOES FREE WILL REQUIRE ALTERNATIVE POSSIBILITIES?

Sala de Graus | Faculty of Philosophy and Educational Sciences.

University of Valencia - Av. Blasco Ibáñez 30

Valencia, September, 29-30 2016 | Programme

 

Thursday, September 29

9:00-9:15 Reception

9:15-11:00 Carolina Sartorio (Arizona): Actual Causes and Free Will

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-13:15 Carlos Moya (Valencia): Free will and Open Alternatives

13:15-15:30 Lunch

15:30-16:45 Benjamin Matheson (Gothenburg): Alternative Possibilities, Volitional Necessities, and Character Setting

17:00-18:15 Ferenc Huoranszki (CEU): Preemptive Overdetermination and the Principle of Alternative Possibilities

Friday, September 30

9:45-11:00 Matthew Hart (Liverpool): A Defence of Classical Compatibilism

11:00-11:30 Coffee break

11:30-12:45 Alexander Kaiserman (Oxford): Alternative Possibilities in Context

12:45-15:30 Lunch

15:30-16:45 Taylor Cyr (UC Riverside): Is Semicompatibilism Unstable?

17:00-18:15 Nadine Elzein (KCL): Don’t Look Down: No Compatibilist Libertarianism without Vertigo

III PLM WORKSHOP ON SUBJECTIVITY IN THE THOUGHT AND LANGUAGE

III PLM Workshop on Subjectivity in Thought and Language
University of Barcelona, 22-23 September 2016
More information: 
No registration fee, but if interested in attending please contact marc.artiga@gmail.com

Co-organized by Roger Deulofeu (LOGOS, UB) and Marc Artiga (LOGOS, UB).
Co-funded by PERSP (CSD2009-00056) and “La Complejidad de la Percepción: un Enfoque Multidimensional” (FFI2014-51811-P)

About the PLM (Philosophy of Language and Mind) Network
PLM is a European network of centers, institutes and departments with a strong commitment to the philosophy of language and philosophy of mind (seehttp://www.illc.uva.nl/PLM). PLM organises conferences, master classes and internal workshops. The network includes the following centers, departments and institutes (with representatives in brackets):

    * Arché, St. Andrews (Derek Ball)
    * Department of Philosophy, CEU, Budapest (Hanoch Ben-Yami)
    * CLLAM, Department of Philosophy, Stockholm University (Peter Pagin)
    * CSMN, Oslo (Robyn Carston)
    * ILCLI, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian (Kepa Korta)
    * ILLC, University of Amsterdam (Paul Dekker)
    * Institut Jean Nicod, Paris (François Recanati)
    * Institut für Philosophie II, Ruhr University Bochum (Markus Werning)
    * Institute of Philosophy, London (Corine Besson)
    * LanCog, Universidade de Lisboa (Pedros Santos)
    * LOGOS, University of Barcelona (Marc Artiga)

 

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

Deadline approaching! 15th September!
 

 
 
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.
 
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  to María de Pazdepaz.am@gmail.com or to João Príncipe jpps@uevora.pt
 
Organizing Committee: João Príncipe (University of Évora /IHC), José Luís Garcia (ISC/University of Lisbon), María de Paz (University of Seville).

 

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