Programme - Program
The next conference of the Academy will take place in Amsterdam, from September 4 to 7, 2018.
The theme will be:
SCIENCE'S VOICE OF REFLECTION: THE PHILOSOPHER OF SCIENCE AS PART OF THE SCIENTIFIC ENDEAVOUR.
By virtue of its subject, its methods, and its disciplinary tradition, philosophy of science straddles the borderlines between C P Snow's "Two Cultures", connected equally strongly to the learned realm of the humanities and the technological domain of the sciences and thereby linking these worlds. Philosophers of science who engage with scientists or engineers often understand their role as that of the voice of reflection: the philosophical eagle perspective allows them to engage with those questions all too often ignored in the everyday routine of scientific practice: questions about the motivation, norms, values, methods, and limitations of the scientific enterprise. Many modern scientific projects covering all of the disciplines in the natural, medical and engineering sciences urgently require this level of philosophical reflection: large-scale collaborative scientific projects with major impact on our world and society raise concerns about sustainability, safety, objectivity, inter-subjectivity, ethics, and the fundamental concepts underlying the scientific questions, all of which are firmly within the domain of competence of the philosopher of science. This symposium aims to explore the possible and actual interactions of philosophy of science with the scientist's endeavour, including, e.g., historical studies, case studies of current collaborations between philosophers and scientists, the role of philosophy in the academic training of future scientists, and many more topics.
A tentative program of this Conference will be provided shortly.