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13 April 2010, Workshop "Scientific Philosophy: Past and Future", Tilburg, The Netherlands

Date: 13 April 2010
Location: Tilburg, The Netherlands
Deadline: 15 January 2010

Various philosophers of the past - and many philosophers of today - believe that there can be real progress in philosophy and that such progress is facilitated crucially by a close interaction between philosophy and the sciences. "Scientific Philosophy" maintains that philosophical theses and arguments should be just as clear and precise as scientific ones; philosophers ought to build theories and models much as scientists do; and the application of mathematical methods as well as input from empirical studies are often necessary in order to gain new insights into old philosophical questions and to progress to new and deeper ones. This workshop will address what Scientific Philosophy is all about, what it has in common with science and where it might diverge from it, what we can learn from its historical successes and failures, and, most importantly, how we should assess its future prospects.

For more information, see http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/faculties/humanities/tilps/sppf2010/

Most talks will be given by the invited speakers. We will reserve, however, 3-4 slots for contributed papers. If you are interested in presenting something, please send an extended abstract of up to 1500 words to by 15 January 2010. Decisions will be made by 1 February 2010.

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