We are pleased to announce our upcoming conference, which will be held in Rome from August 2nd to 3rd as part of the 25th World Congress of Philosophy in Rome, taking place from August 1st to 8th. The topic of our conference is 'Scientific Understanding.'
More information coming up soon.
Conference on the Role of Experts: Scientific Advisors and Public Management
XXIX Conference on Contemporary Philosophy and Methodology of Science
The planned completion dates are 7 (Thursday) and 8 (Friday) March 2024.
Matriculation period from February 1 to 23, 2024.
Venue at the University of A Coruña, Campus of Ferrol.
This Conference on the Role of Experts: Scientific Advisors and Public Management is fully in tune with one of the lines of research proposed for the Ferrol Industrial Campus.
The invited speakers are the following:
Martin Carrier, Professor of Philosophy at the German University of Bielefeld and author of the paper "What does Good Science-Based Advice to Politics Look Like?", published in 2021 in the Journal for General Philosophy of Science. He has the 2018 Werner-Heisenberg Medal of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation.
Richard Bradley, Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method at the London School of Economics and an expert in risk estimation and decision making.
Javier Ordoñez, Professor Emeritus of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the Autonomous University of Madrid, where he has been Vice-Rector for Research. He has also been a researcher at the Max Planck in Berlin for many years.
Inmaculada Melo-Martín is Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell University in New York and has published two books at Oxford University Press. She has been President of the Society for Philosophy and Technology. She is a member of the European Academy of Sciences.
Anna Estany Profitós, Professor Emeritus of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and co-editor of the volume (in Spanish) Institutional Design and Democratic Innovations, published in 2021.
Latest publications from our members
Jan Faye: The Biological and Social Dimensions of Human Knowledge
The purpose of this book is to demonstrate that natural selection has adapted human sense impressions to deliver reliable information without meeting the traditional commitments for having knowledge. In connection with memory, sensory and bodily information provides an animal with experiential knowledge. Experiential knowledge helps an animal to navigate its environment. Moreover, experiential knowledge has different functions depending on whether the deliverance of information stems from the organism’s external or internal senses.
Published in 2023.
Jesus Pedro Bonilla Zamora: La nada nadea
Nihilism (the thesis that existence lacks an absolute, transcendent or objective value) is supposed to be the dominant philosophy of our time, but very few philosophers have expressly defended it. This book explains in accessible language the meanings of nihilism and its historical evolution, and shows why its main manifestations (atheism, ethical relativism, determinism and relativism) are extremely reasonable. The book ends by proposing a "friendly nihilism." More info
Published in 2023
Valentin Bazhanov: A.V. Vasiliev. Nikolai I. Lobachevsky (1792 - 1856).
This book is the most complete scientific biography of N.I. Lobachevsky, which was prepared for thirty years by the prominent Russian mathematician A.V. Vasiliev (1853-1929). Its circulation was completely destroyed by the Soviet censorship in 1927. The proofreading miraculously preserved. It was found in 1990, which made it possible to recreate this book. It describes Lobachevsky's life and scientific work: his discovery of non-Euclidean geometry, his work in analysis, applied mathematics, and astronomy. His interests in philosophy, logic, pedagogy, as well as his activities as rector of Kazan University discussed.
Published in 2023
Valentin Bazhanov: Cultural Brain – Neuroscience – Mathematics.
The book considers the system "brain-culture-society" through the prism of the Kantian research program in modern neuroscience. It is shown that the interaction of the elements of this system and numerous feedbacks between them lead to the formation of a "cultural (social)" brain, whose features at the level of mass phenomena in turn predetermine certain features of culture. The intertwining of natural and sociocultural trajectories of human development, which analyzed in the context of naturalism and sociocentrism, leads to the idea of the possibility of their synthesis and the unity of the foundations of proto-mathematical, mathematical and artistic cognitive abilities. These points illustrated with examples from logic, mathematics, biology and musical creativity.
Published in 2022.
AIPS was created in 1947 by a Dominican Friar, Father Stanislas Dockx, a philosopher and theologian who was also a physicist and mathematician, with a concern for synthesis and epistemological critique.
The object of the Académie Internationale de Philosophie des Sciences (AIPS, International Academy for the Philosophy of the Sciences) is to try to reach a synthesis of the fundamental questions of the philosophy of the sciences in an interdisciplinary manner. It is to overcome all divisions, national, linguistic, institutional, and philosophical, in a spirit of research both free and exact, research in which results are shared with a view to a critical and intellectually fruitful outcome, in an environment favorable to personal and friendly contact between those engaged in the study.
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