Conferences and Meetings on History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

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ASHF — Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food 2022: Food and the Environment
11 Feb 2022 - 12 Feb 2022 • Amsterdam, Netherlands
Organizer:
University of Amsterdam
Abstract:
The Symposium encourages scholars from all relevant fields of research to explore the continuing relevance of the interconnectedness of food history and environmental history. We invite abstracts for papers covering any topic related to the study of this theme.
Contact:
Email: c.l.kleijn@uva.nl
Topics:
food, food history, environmental history
Event listing ID:
1428653
2
Naturalism and Its Challenges
06 Mar 2022 - 08 Mar 2022 • Tehran - online, Iran
Organizer:
Science Studies, Iranian Institute of Philosophy (IRIP)
Abstract:
The International Conference on Naturalism and Its Challenges (ICNIC) will be held, most likely virtually, by the Iranian Institute of Philosophy (IRIP), Tehran. This conference is organized to provide an international platform for students, researchers, and academics to share their views on the main themes of the Conference with philosophy experts across the world.All abstract/paper submissions will be peer-reviewed and evaluated on the basis of originality, research depth, accuracy and relevance to the Conference general themes by the scientific committee.
Topics:
Epistemology, Metaphilosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion, General Philosophy of Science, Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Computing and Information, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Physical Science, Philosophy of Social Science, Philosophy of Science, Miscellaneous, Value Theory
Event listing ID:
1463934
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3rd Annual Notre Dame HPSTV Conference: Reasoning in the Historical Sciences
25 Mar 2022 - 26 Mar 2022 • Notre Dame, United States
Organizer:
University of Notre Dame
Abstract:
Understanding scientific explanation is an enduring task for philosophers and historians of science. Despite early attempts to unify scientific explanation, it is now largely recognized that the historical sciences-- a diverse group that (arguably) includes archaeology, paleontology, evolutionary biology, cosmology, and/or climate science-- may appeal to different patterns of explanation than the experimental sciences. Beyond explanation, the historical sciences and experimental sciences may also differ in how they make predictions, model data, gather and analyze evidence, confirm theories, and incorporate values. The methodological differences between historical and experimental science may motivate pluralism with respect to scientific method and justification. But it has also been argued that these differences reflect the limitations of the historical sciences. These limitations could stem from an inability to intervene on their subject matter experimentally, a difficulty in reaching universal laws, and/or a focus on singular events in the deep past. To further explore these issues, the graduate students of the University of Notre Dame’s History and Philosophy of Science Ph.D. program, administered by the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, will convene atwo day conference for the purposes of exploring questions concerning reasoning in the historical sciences.
Topics:
General Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Computing and Information, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Physical Science, Philosophy of Probability, Philosophy of Social Science, Philosophy of Science
Event listing ID:
1463922
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Humanity and its Tools: Utopia or Apocalypse?
04 Apr 2022 - 06 Apr 2022 • Toronto, Canada
Organizer:
Department of Philosophy, York University
Abstract:
Technology, for all its promise, seems as if it is always accompanied by a dark side. The foray into nuclear energy brought with it the Cold War and the first possibility, narrowly avoided, of self-extinction. Our ancestors surely never anticipated that the mastery of fire would one day lead to industry at a planetary scale, capable of altering the global climate perhaps to the point of making it unlivable. Computers, the internet and the explosion of the information age is the most recent technological revolution whose shadow side we are only now beginning to grapple with. Our broad interest for this conference is to examine the evolving relationship of humanity with its tools. Do we remain masters of our technology, capable of directing it by our own agency in positive, sustainable directions? Or have we already lost control of it – or perhaps even come under its control? Are there further technological solutions to the problems raised by technology, or is a more radical mindset shift required? Is it our fate as technological creatures to wipe ourselves out by uncovering tools whose power we are not equipped to wield, or do we have it in us to survive our own discoveries? We hope to explore both the promise and dangers which our technology in all its forms carries with it. We hope to generate conversation, practical solutions and perhaps wisdom about our technological destiny.
Topics:
Metaphysics and Epistemology, General Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Computing and Information, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Physical Science, Philosophy of Probability, Philosophy of Science, Miscellaneous, Applied Ethics, Meta-Ethics, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Social and Political Philosophy, Value Theory
Event listing ID:
1463954
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Proof and styles of reasoning across times and cultures — Workshop at UNILOG 2022
06 Apr 2022 - 11 Apr 2022 • Crete, Greece
Organizer:
Orthodox Academy of Crete
Abstract:
Although the concept of proof is the heart of mathematics, science, logic and generally all rational human activity, there is no generally accepted definition of “what proof is” and what has it been in history and across different cultures. In different fields, there are distinct definitions or requirements as to what constitutes proof. The Workshop will attempt to examine these fundamental questions, not only at a purely logical level but also at their philosophical and historical aspects. It will also examine questions beyond the so-called “pure mathematics”, in the field of mathematical and physical sciences, as well as discussions of philosophical and methodological views on proof and styles of proof, as well as on the nature of mathematical objects.
Topics:
Epistemology, Metaphilosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, General Philosophy of Science, Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Computing and Information, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Physical Science, Philosophy of Probability, Philosophy of Social Science, Philosophy of Science
Abstract submission deadline:
31 Oct 2021
Event listing ID:
1464019
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43rd Annual Graduate Conference in Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
29 Apr 2022 - 30 Apr 2022 • Urbana-Champaign, United States
Organizer:
Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Topics:
Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Computing and Information, Philosophy of Mathematics
Abstract submission deadline:
14 Feb 2022
Event listing ID:
1463996
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UAnalytiCon-2022: Abstract Objects — Department of Philosophy, URAL FEDERAL UNIVERSITY
13 May 2022 - 14 May 2022 • Yekaterinburg - hybrid, Russia
Abstract:
The conference aims to examine the status of abstract objects. We will focus on such problems as the nature of abstract objects, criteria of distinction between abstract objects and concrete objects, kinds of abstract objects, abstraction principles. The other topics include the problem of the knowability of abstract objects and cognitive access to them.
Topics:
Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Action, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Physical Science, Philosophy of Science
Event listing ID:
1463880
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Issues in XAI #4”: “Explainable AI: between ethics and epistemology
23 May 2022 - 25 May 2022 • Delft, Netherlands
Organizer:
Delft University of Technology
Topics:
Epistemology, General Philosophy of Science, Logic and Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of Computing and Information, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Physical Science, Philosophy of Probability, Applied Ethics
Event listing ID:
1463962
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Conference on Accelerators for Research and Sustainable Development 2022 — From Good Practices Towards Socioeconomic Impact
23 May 2022 - 27 May 2022 • Vienna, Austria
Organizer:
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Abstract:
The Conference aims primarily to present an international stage for discussing accelerator applications in research and industry, foster exchange of information on best practices in accelerator facility utilization and management, and to provide a showcase how achievements and experience attained with accelerator technologies contribute to a sustainable development. All types of accelerators will be considered: from low-energy ion-beam electrostatic accelerators to cyclotrons, from compact accelerator-based neutron sources to large-scale spallation facilities, from electron-based irradiation facilities to synchrotron light sources, and many others.
Abstract submission deadline:
01 Nov 2021
Event listing ID:
1451849
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Mathematics & Analogical Reasoning
03 Jun 2022 - 04 Jun 2022 • Munich, Germany
Abstract:
The goal of this conference is to investigate the role of mathematics as a heuristic device for analogical reasoning in science and philosophy. ​ Empirical science relies heavily on mathematics. Mathematical models enable physicists to simulate dynamical ‘dumb hole’ analogues to gravitational black holes (Curiel 2019; Dardashti, Thébault, and Winsberg 2017; Gryb, Palacios, and Thébault 2019), chemists to study the behaviour of molecules, medical researchers to examine the spreading rate of diseases, and biologists to understand changes in animal populations. There is no doubt that mathematics is an indispensable scientific tool.
Event listing ID:
1448916
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4th International Conference on the History of Physics
08 Jun 2022 - 10 Jun 2022 • Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Organizer:
IOP History of Physics Group
Event listing ID:
1437682
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Thomas Kuhn and the Twenty-First Century Philosophy of Science: The Kuhn Centennial Conference
13 Jul 2022 - 15 Jul 2022 • Canterbury, United Kingdom
Abstract:
2022 will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Kuhn and the 60th anniversary of the publication of SSR. The conference aims to examine Kuhn’s contribution to contemporary philosophy of science, revisit his legacy for the history and philosophy of science, and reflect on the prospect of the Kuhnian philosophy of science.
Topics:
20th Century Philosophy, General Philosophy of Science
Abstract submission deadline:
28 Feb 2022
Event listing ID:
1464048
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ESU 9 — 9th EUROPEAN SUMMER UNIVERSITY ON THE HISTORY AND EPISTEMOLOGY IN MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
18 Jul 2022 - 22 Jul 2022 • Salerno, Italy
Organizer:
University of Salerno, Department of Mathematics
Contact:
Email: esu9.sa@gmail.com
Abstract submission deadline:
30 Nov 2021
Event listing ID:
1453294
Event website:
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CSS 2022 — Cosmology on Small Scales 2022: Dark Energy and the Local Hubble Expansion Problem
21 Sep 2022 - 24 Sep 2022 • Prague, Czech Republic
Organizer:
Institute of Mathematics, Czech Academy of Sciences
Abstract:
One hundred years ago, Russian mathematician and physicist Alexander A. Friedmann applied the system of Einstein equations to the hypersphere with a time varying radius. In this way, he obtained a nonlinear ordinary differential equation which is called the Friedmann equation after him and serves now as a cornerstone of the standard cosmological model. Unfortunately, it is well known that this model exhibits a number of paradoxes. The main goal of the CSS 2022 conference is to discuss whether and how the Friedmann equation can be applied at various spatial scales, from our local cosmic neighborhood up to the whole Universe; and if the existence of dark matter and dark energy are merely artifacts of excessive extrapolations. So, it is timely to gather specialists from various branches of astronomy and astrophysics to discuss these issues.
Contact:
Email: dumin@sai.msu.ru
Topics:
Conference topics: Mathematical aspects of the extrapolations used in cosmology, Arguments for and against dark energy, and revisiting the foundations of physics, Alternative models for dark matter and dark energy, A systematic discord in the value of the Hubble constant derived by different methods, Theoretical possibility and observational evidence for small-scale cosmological effects, Quantum effects on the early Universe and their observational imprints at the present time.
Abstract submission deadline:
30 Apr 2022
Event listing ID:
1463278
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EES 2022 — International Conference on Engaging Ethics and Epistemology in Science
29 Sep 2022 - 30 Sep 2022 • Hanover, Germany
Topics:
Epistemology, General Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Computing and Information, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Physical Science, Philosophy of Probability, Philosophy of Social Science, Philosophy of Science, Miscellaneous, Value Theory
Event listing ID:
1463994
16
History of Mathematics through Collaboration: Toward a Composite Portrait of Oswald Veblen
04 Dec 2022 - 10 Dec 2022 • Oberwolfach , Germany
Organizer:
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO, Oberwolfach Research Institute for Mathematics)
Event listing ID:
1396265


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Last updated: 09 January 2022