This highly interdisciplinary workshop will include some of the most renown scientists and philosophers who are working on theories of explanations and on network approaches to levels, hierarchies and asymmetries. This workshop and the subsequent publication of its proceedings will provide a unique opportunity for the direct impact of philosophy on science (through the development of conceptual and methodological norms for understanding the levels and asymmetries) as well as a framework for the direct influence of science to philosophy (through modelling of the conceptual and methodological norms based on actual empirical research).
Philosophie de la physique, connaissance scientifique, unité des sciences
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Nous sommes au regret de vous annoncer que la conférence d'Igor Douven qui devait avoir lieu le vendredi 22 Décembre est annulée.
Une nouvelle date est prévue en janvier, nous la communiquerons le plus rapidement possible.
Merci de votre compréhension.
We are sorry to announce that Igor Douven's presentation on the 22th of december is cancelled.
Gerhard Schurz (Duesseldorf Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (DCLPS) - Understanding and Unification
Kareem Khalifa (Department of Philosophy at Middlebury College)
Many philosophers hold that explanation is intimately tied to understanding, specifically many hold that the goal of scientific explanation is to provide understanding of physical phenomena or in general of nature (de Regt 2013; Hempel 1965; Strevens 2008, 2013). The views on the relation between explanation and understanding range from largely dismissive (Hempel 1965; Trout 2002) which see the scientific understanding as a pragmatic or psychological by-product of explanation which is not a proper subject of philosophical inquiry, and which should rather belong to psychology; to proposals to treat the understanding independently from the explanation i.e. that there could be understanding without explanation (Lipton 2009; Schurz and Lambert 1994; Newman 2012, 2017). The views in between these two extremes can best be formulated as a claim that there could not be understanding without explanation (Bangu 2013, 2017; Strevens 2008, 2013; Khalifa 2012).