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Workshop: Unification and Coherence (January 16, 2014)

Workshop: Unification and Coherence

The Düsseldorf Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (DCLPS) kindly invites you to attend the upcoming one-day workshop 'Unification and Coherence' which will take place at Heinrich-Heine Universität Düsseldorf (Building: 16.11, Floor: 1, Sitzungssaal 1), January 16, 2014.
The aim of the workshop is to bring together scholars who work on the topics of unification and/or coherence in the hope of fostering research at the intersection of these two fields.

Date: January 16, 2014

Place: Building: 16.11, Floor: 1, Sitzungssaal 1

Organizer/s: Ioannis Votsis and Gerhard Schurz

The workshop is funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), project B04 'A Frame-theoretic Investigation of Unification and Reduction in Scientific Theories' of the collaborative research centre CRC 991: The Structure of Representations in Language, Cognition, and Science.

undefinedVideo recordings of the workshop


09:30 – 10:30 Ilkka Niiniluoto ‘Consilience and Abductive Confirmation’

10:30 – 11:15 Ioannis Votsis ‘Ad Hocness and Unification’

11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30 Victor Gijsbers ‘Pierre Duhem, Natural Classification and Unification’

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:00 Dennis Dieks ‘Unification and Explanation in Recent Quantum Gravity Research’

15:00 – 15:45 Gerhard Schurz ‘Unification and Causality’

15:45 – 16:00 Coffee break

16:00 – 17:00 Mark Siebel ‘Coherence and Consistency’

17:00 – 18:00 Jonah Schupbach ‘Isolating the Effects of Coherence’