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.'
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
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
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.
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
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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