Universiteit van Amsterdam


Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

16 - 17 April 2020, Workshop "Alternative Approaches to Scientific Realism", Munich, Germany

Date: 16 - 17 April 2020
Location: Munich, Germany
Deadline: Sunday 15 December 2019

There has been a recent move in philosophy of science towards views that in some sense reject the strict dichotomy between realism and anti-realism, or otherwise situate themselves between these two extremes. These include varieties of structuralism, perspectivalism, and pluralism/relativism, and have been applied across various scientific domains, including physics, mathematics, biology, cognitive science, and computer science. This conference will bring together representatives of each of these viewpoints, in order to compare the respective progress made by each approach, and to develop a shared foundation for the future development of alternatives to traditional scientific realism and anti-realism.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: James Ladyman (Bristol), Michela Massimi, (Edinburgh) and Martin Kusch (Vienna).

Up to three additional speaking slots are reserved for early career researchers, to be filled on a competitive basis. We welcome submission of 500 word abstracts on any topic related to the themes of the conference. Abstracts should be suitably blinded, and submitted to Easychair.