PROXIMA CONFERENCIA RED EPISOC, EPISTEMOLOGÍA Y SOCIEDAD (UAM)

Se anuncia la próxima conferencia del seminario permanente de la red Epistemología y Sociedad: Del conocimiento personal al conocimiento distribuido que tendrá lugar en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid: Fernando Broncano (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid)

"En el teatro de la acción. Narración y dramaturgia como modelos de acción"

Jueves, 16 de junio de 2016
12:00-14:00

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
 

CONVOCATORIA PLAZA DE INVESTIGADOR: EDINBURGH NAPIER PRINCIPAL'S RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP

Se ha convocado una plaza de investigador:  Vacancy: Edinburgh Napier Principal’s Research Fellowships – apply by July 1st 2016. El plazo de inscripción finaliza el 1 de Julio de 2016.

Podéis consultar toda la información sobre la misma en el siguiente enlace: https://hazelhall.org/2016/06/06/vacancy-edinburgh-napier-principals-research-fellowships-apply-by-july-1st-2016/

 

SFC MADRID: ALEJANDRO HORTAL: "HERBERT SIMON: ORIGIN AND CRITICISM OF NUDGE THEORY"

Lugar: Sala 06 de Filosofía de la Facultad de Humanidades de la UNED (Paseo Senda del Rey, 7).

Fecha: 14 de junio de 2016
Hora: 12:00

Ponente: Alejandro Hortal (University of North Carolina Greensboro). 
 

Abstract

Herbert Simon was one of the first economists to conceive rationality, in the traditional sense of the concept, as bounded by our cognitive capabilities. This opened the door to different theories of bounded rationality and diverse approaches about how to deal with it: from an individual level to a policy level (nudge theory). During the last few years we have seen an increase in the amount of papers centered on the nudge theory approach. At the same time, Gerd Gigierenzer and those proposing a model based on ecological rationality have criticized their findings. Our paper will review Simon’s role in the genesis of nudge theory as well as its influence in the ecological rationality model.  Both, nudge theory and ecological rationality, are based on the same idea but with opposed conclusions: while nudge theory separates itself from Simon’s core principle of bounded rationality and the role of the structure of the environment, the ecological rationality model uses it as a philosophical foundation of its psychological theory.

 

REMINDER: CALL FOR PAPERS: X IUMAM: THE COGNITIVE VALUE OF LITERATURE

THE COGNITIVE VALUE OF LITERATURE
X Inter-University Workshop on Mind, Art and Morality
 (Valencia, October 26-28, 2016)
mindartandmorality.wordpress.com

 

The Inter-University Workshop on Mind, Art and Morality promotes the interconnections across different areas in philosophy and, in particular, the study of issues lying at the intersection of ethics, aesthetics and the philosophy of mind. In previous editions, the Workshop has been devoted either to the production of a particular philosopher, including Richard Wollheim, Jonathan Dancy, Christine Korsgaard, Shaun Nichols, David Filkenstein, and Malcolm Budd; or to explore topics such as the Philosophy of Music (Peter Kivy, Noël Carroll or Derek Matravers), Self-Knowledge (David Filkenstein and Sarah Sawyer) and Art and Negative Emotions (Susan Feagin and Eileen John).  On the 2016 edition, we intend to focus on the cognitive value of literature. Among others, we will consider issues concerning the fictional vs. non-fictional divide and how it conditions our ability to acquire knowledge from literature, the relevance of aesthetic values to the cognitive values associated with literature, the specific kind of knowledge or insight that could be derived from literature, and how literary works relate to philosophical treatises or essays.

 
Invited Speaker: Gregory Currie (University of York)

Call for Papers: We invite submissions on any aspect of the current debate on the cognitive value of literature. Authors should submit either a full paper (5000 words) or a extended abstract (2000 words) by June 15th, 2016. Submissions should be sent tomindartandmorality@gmail.com. The layout of the manuscript should accommodate anonymous refereeing (i.e. name and address on a separate sheet, and not repeated in the text). Notification of acceptance should be expected by July 15, 2016. The organization will cover accommodation expenses for one author per accepted paper.

 

DEADLINE APPROACHING: POSTDOCTORAL OPPORTUNITIES: MEDICAL TRANSLATION IN THE HISTORY OF MODERN GENOMICS

DEADLINE APPROACHING!

Two Postdoctoral Research Fellows are required for the ERC-funded  
project “Medical translation in the history of modern genomics” led by  
Dr Miguel Garcia-Sancho investigating the history of the international  
initiatives to map and sequence the human, pig and yeast genomes. One  
post will investigate the yeast genome initiative and the other the  
mapping and sequencing of the pig genome.

Evidence of high quality academic research in the field of History  
of Science and/or Science and Technology Studies; expertise in  
archival research methods and socio-historical studies of mid-to-late  
20th century biomedicine; and a willingness to work across your own  
field of expertise are all essential.

These two full-time fixed-term posts are available for 42 months  
from no later than 1st October 2016.

Salary: £31,656 - £37,768 per annum

Closing Date: 5pm (GMT) Wednesday 8th June 2016

https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=036189


CALL FOR PAPERS: SEFA'S WORKSHOP WITH TIMOTHY WILLIAMSON (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

Call for Contributions: XXV SIUCC (Valencia, October 2022, 2016) 

Extended deadline: June 12, 2016.

http://www.sefaweb.es/siucc-xxv/

The Spanish Society for Analytic Philosophy (SEFA) invites submissions for the XXV edition of the SIUCC to be held in Valencia in October 20‐22, 2016, which will focused on the work of the invited guest, Timothy Williamson. The SIUCC (Seminario Interuniversitario de Ciencia Cognitiva) annual conferences are three‐day workshops organized under the auspices of the SEFA (www.sefaweb.es) since the creation of the society in 1994. Invited speakers are asked to present three papers, which can be new material or a revision of former work. The program is completed with the presentation of 8‐12 contributed papers on topics related to the work of the invited speaker.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: The Organizing Committee invites contributions on topics related to Prof. Williamson’s work. Extended drafts (between 2000 and 3000 words) prepared for blind review should be sent by e-mail to siucc2016@gmail.com before June 12, 2016. Authors of accepted papers will be notified before July 30th, 2016. The organization will cover accommodation expenses for authors of accepted papers.
 

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

 

ACTIVIDADES DEL "AÑO TORRES DE QUEVEDO 2016"

Este es un avance de algunas de las actividades del "Año Torres Quevedo 2016" programadas durante los meses de junio yjulio de 2016.

 
- Desde el viernes 27 de mayo está funcionando la app [para tableta, móvil y ordenador] Futuro Doc N.º 9 correspondiente a la revista Reportero Doc N.º 239 (junio 2016) de la Editorial Bayard, donde se incluye el artículo “2016, Año Torres Quevedo”, preparado por Eva Frutos: bayardeducacion.com/futurodoc/
 
- El jueves 9 de junio, en el Congreso “From Sea to Sky: the Evolution of Air Navigation from the Ocean and Beyond”, organizado por el National Maritime Museum de Greenwich (Londres) y el Royal Institute of Navigation, se impartirá la Ponencia “Air-Craft on Board. An Account on the History of the Airships Carrier” (Francisco A. González Redondo): http://www.rmg.co.uk/see-do/exhibitions-events/sea-sky

- La Exposición "En el Año Torres Quevedo 2016: Los Transbordadores y el Telekino" puede seguir visitándose en la Escuela de Ingeniería y Arquitectura (EINA) de la Universidad de Zaragoza hasta el viernes 17 de junio: https://eina.unizar.es/pas/92-noticias/3475-exposicion-en-el-ano-torres-quevedo-2016-los-transbordadores-y-el-telekino/ 

 
- El jueves 23 de Junio se celebrará en Donostia-San Sebastián la Jornada "11 Años de operación de i2Basque", organizada pori2Basque-Gobierno VascoGrupo Spri y Miramón Empresa Digitalia, en la que se impartirá la Conferencia “Leonardo Torres Quevedo: inventor y precursor en Telecomunicaciones (telekino), calculadoras, dirigibles, transbordadores, ...” (Francisco A. González Redondo): http://www.spri.eus/euskadinnova/es/enpresa-digitala/agenda/11-anos-operacion-i2basque/11923.aspx?utm_source=rss_feed&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=accesos_rss  
 
- En el Vol. 30 (nº de junio 2016) de la Revista Española de Física, editada por la Real Sociedad Española de Física (RSEF), aparecerá publicado el artículo: "En el 'Año Torres Quevedo 2016'. Leonardo Torres Quevedo: el más prodigioso inventor de su tiempo": http://revistadefisica.es/index.php/ref
 
- En el nº 80 (junio 2016) de la revista Aviador, editada por el Colegio Oficial de Pilotos de la Aviación Comercial (COPAC), aparecerá publicado el artículo "En el Año Torres Quevedo 2016. Leonardo Torres Quevedo: la conquista del aire": http://www.copac.es/canal.asp?CanalId=18
 
- Ya está abierta la matrícula para el Curso “Ciencia y Cultura Aeronáuticas en la Edad de Plata”, programado del 11 al 15 de julio de 2016 dentro de la III Edición de la Universidad de Verano de la Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid)Se impartirán los Seminarios “Trayectoria vital de Leonardo Torres Quevedo: sus grandes aportaciones al progreso de la Humanidad” (Francisco González de Posada) y “La contribución de Leonardo Torres Quevedo a la Historia mundial de la Aeronáutica” (Francisco A. González Redondo): http://uverano.urjc.es/event_detail/5408/detail.html
 
- Del 14 al 16 de julio se celebrará en la Universidad de Coimbra el 2º Encontro Ibérico de História da Matemática organizado por laSociedade Portuguesa da Matemática y la Real Sociedad Matemática Española. Se presentarán las Ponencias: “Bosquejo histórico de la computación en España” (Ángel Requena Fraile) y “¿Puede pensar una máquina? Leonardo Torres Quevedo, 1902-1922: Automática, Cibernética, Inteligencia Artificial” (Francisco A. González Redondo): http://www.mat.uc.pt/~2eihm/
 
 

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