Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer notre prochaine Colloque, qui se tiendra à Rome du 2 au 3 août dans le cadre du 25e Congrès Mondial de Philosophie à Rome, prévu du 1er au 8 août. Le thème de notre conférence est 'Compréhension scientifique.' 


In Memoriam Jean-Guy Meunier 

 It is with heavy heart that we announce the passing of our esteemed colleague, Professor Jean-Guy Meunier, in March this year. Professor Meunier's passion for the philosophy of science was evident in his teaching and scholarly pursuits, inspiring countless students and colleagues alike. His kindness and unwavering dedication to the advancement of knowledge will be remembered fondly by all who had the honor of working alongside him.
We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time.

Dernières publications de nos membres

Michel Ghins: 

Scientific Realism and Laws of Nature: 

A Metaphysics of Causal Powers

This book addresses central issues in the philosophy and metaphysics of science, namely
the nature of scientific theories, their partial truth, and the necessity of scientific laws within a moderate realist and empiricist perspective. Accordingly, good arguments in favour of the existence of unobservable entities postulated by our best theories, such as electrons, must be inductively grounded on perceptual experience and not their explanatory power as most defenders of scientific realism claim. Similarly, belief in the reality of dispositions such as causal powers which ground the natural necessity of scientific laws must be based on experience. Hence, this book offers a synthetic presentation of an original metaphysics of science, namely a metaphysics of properties, both categorical and dispositional, while at the same time opposing strong versions of necessitarism according to which laws are true in all possible worlds.
The main theses and arguments are clearly presented in a non-technical way. Thus, on top of being of interest to the specialists of the topics discussed, it is also useful as a textbook in courses for third year and more advanced university students.

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Published in 2024.

Reinhard Kahle, Giovanni, Sommaruga - 
Paul Bernays

Paul Bernays (1888–1977) belonged to a well-known German-Jewish family, tracing back to the Hamburg Chief Rabbi Isaak Bernays (1792–1848). As a collaborator of David Hilbert, one of the most significant mathematicians of his time, he made fundamental contributions to mathematical logic. Possessing Swiss citizenship, he found refuge in Zurich after his dismissal in Göttingen in 1933. This volume traces Bernays’ life, which was influenced not only by mathematics and logic but also by music and philosophy. His scientific career exemplifies the complexities of the 20th century. However, the modesty, kindness, and humanity of Paul Bernays stand in stark contrast to his times.

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Published in 2023 

Realism and antirealism in metaphysics, science and language

Festschrift for Mario Alai

The book includes several essays written by prominent contemporary philosophers as well as by younger researchers in honor of Mario Alai on the occasion of his 70th birthday. The single original contributions delve into different foundational issues in the philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophy of language, and metaphysics, and engage in rigorous analyses of the structure and workings of different forms of human knowledge. This fruitful variety of perspectives reflects the wide-ranging and multifaceted character of Mario Alai's philosophical work and interests. The book also includes an extensive reply written by Alai himself, which amply testifies to his lifelong commitment to passionate yet fair-minded philosophical debate. 

Published in 2024

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 Axiomatic Thinking II
Editors: Fernando Ferreira, Reinhard Kahle, Giovanni Sommaruga

 These two volumes on Hilbert’s Axiomatic Thinking (Axiomatisches Denken) published by Springer contains papers of Evandro Agazzi, José Ferreiros, Reinhard Kahle, Jean Petitot, Wolfram Pohlers, Michael Rathjen, Wilfried Sieg and Paul Weingartner, delivered on the 2017 meeting of the Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences, organized by Reinhard Kahle in cooperation with the Academia das Ciéncias de Lisboa and Faculdade de Ciéncias e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa in Lisbon (October 11-14, 2017). The volumes also include contributions originated from a joint meeting of the Swiss Mathematical Society and the Swiss Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science, held on September 14-15, 2017 on the same topic at Zurich University.

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AIPS a été créée en 1947 par un religieux dominicain belge, le Père Stanislas Dockx, philosophe et théologien mais aussi physicien et mathématicien, soucieux de synthèse et de critique épistémologique.

Le but de l'Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences est de tenter de faire synthèse sur des questions essentielles de philosophie des sciences, en interdisciplinarité, au-delà de tous les clivages (nationaux, linguistiques, institutionnels, d'options philosophiques), dans un esprit de recherche libre et exigeante, dont on partage les résultats en vue d'un débat critique et intellectuellement fructueux, dans un cadre favorisant le contact personnel et cordial entre chercheurs.

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Conseil académique

prof. JURE ZOVKO - Président

prof. MICHEL GHINS - Vice président

Prof. REINHARD KAHLEVice président

Prof. MARCO BUZZONI - Assesseur

Prof. GINO TAROZZI -   Assesseur

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Déclaration sur l'Ukraine

Déclaration de l'Académie internationale de philosophie des sciences (Bruxelles) sur l'agression de la Russie contre l'Ukraine

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