Lauener Foundation for Analytical Philosophy


Wednesday 05 September - Thursday 06 September 2018
Bern, Switzerland

8th International Lauener Symposium on Analytical Philosophy
on Themes from Bas van Fraassen


Wed. 05 Sept. 2018: Int. Lauener Symposium on Themes from Bas van Fraassen, Part 1

Chair: Prof. Claus Beisbart (Member of the Foundation’s Council)

15.00-15.50 Dr. Matthias Egg (University of Bern)
Stances and Doctrines in Scientific Metaphysics

16.00-16.50 Dr. Milena Ivanova (University of Cambridge)
Pragmatic Values in Theory Choice

Thurs. 06 Sept. 2018: Int. Lauener Symposium on Themes from Bas van Fraassen, Part 2

Chair: Prof. Markus Stepanians (Member of the Foundation’s Council)

9.00- 9.50 Prof. Michael Friedman (Stanford University)
Realism and Instrumentalism: The Best of Both

10.00-10.50 Prof. Steven French (University of Leeds)
Representation and Realism: On Being a Structuralist All the Way Down

10.50-11.10 Coffee Break

11.10-12.00 Prof. Finnur Dellsén (Inland Norway University)
Expanding Our Grasp: Constructive Empiricism and Augmented Observation

12.00-14.00 Lunch Break

Chair: Prof. Alex Burri (Member of the Foundation’s Council)

14.00-14.50 Prof. Nancy Cartwright (University of California at San Diego/Durham University)
The Argument Theory of Evidence: A Foundation for Voluntarism

15.00-15.50 Prof. Michela Massimi (University of Edinburgh)
The Perspectival Nature of Scientific Representation

15.50-16.10 Coffee Break

16.10-17.30 Prof. Bas van Fraassen (Princeton University/San Francisco State University)
The Semantic Approach to Philosophy of Science, after Fifty Years

17.30 End of the Symposium

Attendance of the symposium is free and no registration is required.

Venue: Haus der Universität, Schlösslistrasse 5, Bern, Switzerland



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