The Society for the Metaphysics of Science is holding its fifth annual conference. Katherine Brading of Duke University will be the keynote speaker, and Max Kistler (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) will deliver a presidential address.
Chunghyoung Lee from Pohang University of Science and Technology (Postech) works in the philosophy of science (especially
physics and mathematics), metaphysics, and philosophical logic. In particular, he focuses his research on closed spacetime and the conventionality of simultaneity. He is also interested in general issues of history and social studies of science.
A panel of physics and philosophy professors tackle philosophical issues in modern physics.
Professor Andersen’s research is in philosophy of science, metaphysics, and epistemology, and particularly causation (application of causal methodology to case studies in philosophy of science, causal explanation, problems related to mental causation, and the metaphysics of causation).
Professor Strevens’ research is in philosophy of science (including scientific explanation, complex systems, probability, the social structure of science) and the philosophical applications of cognitive science (especially the psychology of concepts).
Gideon Freudenthal is professor in the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University. He will deliver a talk on “Salomon Maimon’s philosophy: between myth and logical analysis.”
Laura Franklin-Hall, Associate Professor of Philosophy at New York University, researches problems in the philosophy of biology, the general philosophy of science, and metaphysics.
Join guest speaker Paul Thagard, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Cognitive Science Program at the University of Waterloo, for a talk on creativity in humans and computers.
Prof. Rice’s research areas focus on philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, and philosophy of mind, including cognitive science.
Roger White’s work considers epistemology and the philosophy of science, including perceptual justification, applications of probability to reasoning, skepticism, induction, and the role of explanatory considerations in theory assessment.