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Dr. Vlasta Sikimic (Univ. Tübingen): Efficient team structures and job satisfaction in science (Präsenz)

23.11.2021, 18:30 Uhr - 20:00 Uhr

Abstract:

Scientific laboratories in many disciplines have become large and complex. In high energy physics (HEP), laboratories often have hundreds of in-house members, while [...]


PD. Dr. Ansgar Seide (Uni. Münster): Hans Reichenbach and Inductive Metaphysics (Präsenz)

16.11.2021, 18:30 Uhr - 20:00 Uhr

Abstract:

In this talk, I take a closer look at Hans Reichenbach’s relation to metaphysics and work out some interesting parallels between his account and that of the [...]


Dr. Corina Strößner (Universität Bochum): Criteria of naturalness in (probabilistic) conceptual spaces (Präsenz)

09.11.2021, 18:30 Uhr - 20:00 Uhr

Abstract:

The theory of conceptual spaces is a frequently applied framework for representing concepts. One of its central aims is to find criteria of what makes a concept [...]


Prof. Gila Sher (San Diego): Invariance as a Basis for Necessity and Laws (Online)

02.11.2021, 18:30 Uhr - 20:00 Uhr

abstract:

Many philosophers are baffled by necessity. Humeans, in particular, are deeply disturbed by the idea of necessary laws of nature. In this paper I offer a systematic [...]


Christian Feldbacher (Uni. Köln): Ontology and Ideology Conceptually Revisited

26.10.2021, 18:30 Uhr - 20:00 Uhr

Abstract:

In this talk it is argued that the Quinean distinction between the ontology and ideology of a theory has two main problems: The problem of arbitrariness and the [...]

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