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’

(from Left to Right) Jonah Schupbach, Victor Gijsbers, Mark Siebel, Susanna Melkonian, Matthias Unterhuber, Ioannis Votsis, Dennis Dieks, Ilkka Niiniluoto, Alexander Gebharter, Gerhard Schurz, Alexander Christian, Frederik Herzberg
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