Grupo de Estudio de Filosofía de las Ciencias (SCIENTIA)

Goals

The goals of Scientia: Grupo de Estidios de Filosofía de las Ciencias are

1. to promote the work in the philosophy of science at the Universidad de Chile;

2. to provide a place for scholars to present and discuss recent research in the philosophy of science;

3. and to strengthen networking with scholars pursuing investigation in the philosophy of science in both national and international institutions.


Members

Coordinator:

• Prof. Cristian Soto, Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad de Chile

Academics:

• Prof. Alejandro Ramírez, Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad de Chile

• Prof. Guido Vallejos, Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad de Chile

• Prof. Andrés Bobenrieth, Facultad de Derecho, Universidad de Chile

• Prof. Rodrigo Medel, Departamento de Cs. Ecológicas, Universidad de Chile

• Prof. Sebastián Castillo, Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad de Chile

Estudiantes:

• Coordinadora, Penélope Pereira, Licenciatura en Filosofía, Universidad de Chile

• Josu Armendáriz, Magíster en Física, Universidad de Chile

• Álvaro Armijo, Licenciatura en Filosofía, Universidad de Chile

• Daniel Montero, Licenciatura en Filosofía, Universidad de Chile

• Matías Morales, Licenciatura en Filosofía, Universidad de Chile

• Pascal Rodríguez, Licenciatura en Filosofía, Universidad de Chile

 

 

Full Calendar Seminario Permanente Filosofía y Ciencias 2017

SEMINARIO PERMANENTE FILOSOFÍA Y CIENCIAS  -  AÑO 2017

Coordinador:

• Prof. Cristian Soto (e-mail de contacto: cssotto@gmail.com)

 

1er Semestre:

• Viernes 05 de mayo, 18 horas, Sala de Consejo Rodolfo Lenz (4to piso)

Pablo Acuña, Instituto de Filosofía, PUC de Valparaíso

Área: Filosofía de la física.

Título: LA CONVENCIONALIDAD DE LA (CRONO)GEOMETRÍA Y LA RELATIVIDAD ESPECIAL

http://uchile.cl/f132695

 

• Jueves 25 de mayo, 18 horas, Sala Ivez Benzi (4to piso) Diego Romero, Instituto de Física, PUC de Valparaíso

Área: Filosofía de la física

Título: LA EMERGENCIA DE LA MASA

http://uchile.cl/f133209

 

• Miércoles 07 de junio, 18 horas, Sala de Consejo Rodolfo Lenz (4to piso) Maurizio Esposito, Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad de Santiago

Área: Filosofía de la biología

Título: TINKERING WITH LIFE: MACHINES AND CAUSATION IN BIOLOGY

http://uchile.cl/f133545

 

Miércoles 21 de junio, 18 horas, Sala de Consejo Rodolfo Lenz (4to piso) Sebastián Castillo, Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad de Chile;  y Cristian Soto, Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad de Chile

 Área: Filosofía de la matemática

Título: CANCELADA

 

2do Semestre

• Jueves 03 de Agosto, 18 horas, Sala de Conferencias Ives Benzi Gabriel Vallejos, Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas, Universidad de Chile

Área: Filosofía de la biología

Título: DEL LABORATORIO A LA REALIDAD BIOLÓGICA: EXTRAPOLACIÓN DE CONOCIMIENTO EN BIOLOGÍA EXPERIMENTAL

http://uchile.cl/f135318

 

• Jueves 10 de Agosto, 18 horas, Sala de Conferencias Ives benzi Sebastián Castillo, Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad de Chile;  y Cristian Soto, Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad de Chile

Área: Filosofía de las matemáticas

Título: LA INTERACCIÓN ENTRE MATEMÁTICAS Y FILOSOFÍA

http://uchile.cl/f135646

 

• Miércoles 16 de Agosto, 18 horas , Sala de Conferencias Ives Benzi Patricia Palacios, Munich Centre for Mathematical Philosophy, Alemania

Área: Filosofía de la física

Título: PROBLEMAS FILOSÓFICOS ASOCIADOS A LAS TRANSICIONES DE FASE

http://uchile.cl/f135647

 

• 21 y 22 de Agosto, 12 horas, Sala de Consejo rodolfo lenz

Anjan Chakravartty, Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, USA

Área: Filosofía de las Ciencias

Título: MASTERCLASS SEMINAR ON THE LIMITS OF THE METAPHYSICS OF SCIENCE

http://uchile.cl/f135496

 

• 22 de agosto, 18 horas, Sala de Conferencias Ives Benzi

Anjan Chakravartty, Department of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, USA

Área: Filosofía de las Ciencias

Título: METAPHYSICS AND THE OBSERVABLE IN SCIENCE (AND BEYOND)

http://uchile.cl/f135500

 

• 28, 29, 30 y 31 de Agosto, 12 horas, Sala Alberto Veloso, Edificio Ecología Milenio, Facultad de Ciencias

Otavio Bueno, Department of Philosophy, University of Miami, USA

Área: Filosofía de las matemáticas

Título: MASTERCLASS SEMINAR ON THE APPLICATION OF MATHEMATICS

http://uchile.cl/f135282

 

• 30 de agosto, 18 horas, Auditorio Rolando Mellafe, Facultad de Filosofía

Otavio Bueno, Department of Philosophy, University of Miami, USA

Área: Filosofía de las matemáticas

Título: THERE ARE NO STYLES OF MATHEMATICAL REASONING

http://uchile.cl/f135400

 

• Jueves 26 de octubre, 18 horas

Ximena Gonzalez, IFICC

Área: Filosofía de las emociones


• Jueves 02 de noviembre, 18 horas (POR CONFIRMAR)

Pablo Razeto, IFICC Área: Filosofía de la física


• Jueves 09 de noviembre, 18 horas

Rodolfo Angeloni, Departamento de Física y Astronomía, Universidad de la Serena; e Ignacio León, Instituto de Filosofía, PUC de Santiago

Área: Filosofía de la astronomía

 

• Jueves 30 de noviembre, 18 horas

Mario Villalobos, IFICC

Área: Filosofía de la lógica

 

 

Otávio Bueno (University of Miami) Visiting the Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad de Chile.
Masterclass Seminar on the Philosophy of Mathematics

THE APPLICATION OF MATHEMATICS

Link: http://uchile.cl/f135282

 

Otávio Bueno

Professor and Chair

Department of Philosophy

University of Miami

Venue: Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Dates:

28-31 August 2017 (12:00-13:30)

Session 1 (28/08): INDISPENSABILITY

Session 2 (29/08): MODELING AND LOGICAL OPACITY

Session 3 (30/08): INTERPRETATION AND MODALITY

Session 4 (31/08): UNDERDETERMINATION

Conference

 WHY THERE ARE NO STYLES OF MATHEMATICAL REASONING

Link: http://uchile.cl/f135400

 

Otávio Bueno

Professor and Chair

Department of Philosophy

University of Miami).

Venue: Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

Date: 30 August 2017 (18:00-19:30)

 

Abstract:

The notion of style of scientific reasoning has been used as an analytical tool for the characterization of significant features of scientific practice (in particular, by Crombie [1994], Hacking [2002], and Granger [1988]). Styles of scientific reasoning are different from scientific theories in a given domain of inquiry: styles are broader than theories, and they are not so dependent on features of the particular domain. In this work, I have two main goals. I’ll first provide a characterization of the concept of style of reasoning that overcomes some difficulties that have been raised against this tool (by Bolduc [2014]). I’ll then argue that, despite the broad conception of style I defend, there is no suitable way of formulating a notion of style of mathematical reasoning. Mathematics, I’ll argue, is too malleable, and attempts at characterizing a notion of style in geometry, analysis, algebra or set theory end up yielding just more mathematical theories particular to these domains. Mathematical practice is significantly different from scientific practice in this respect.

 

About Professor Otávio Bueno:

Otávio Bueno is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Philosophy Department at the University of Miami. His research concentrates in philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of logic, epistemology, and some philosophy of art. He is the author ofApplying Mathematics: Immersion, Inference, Interpretation (with Steven French, forthcoming with Oxford University Press), among other books. He has published in journals such as: Noûs, Mind, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy of Science, Synthese, Journal of Philosophical Logic, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Analysis, Studies in History of Philosophy of Modern Physics, Erkenntnis, Monist, Metaphilosophy, Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Ratio,History and Philosophy of Logic, and Logique et Analyse. He is editor in chief of Synthese and the Synthese Library book series.

 Attendance is free. For registration please e-mail to Cristian Soto (Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad de Chile, cssotto@gmail.com)

 Organized by:

SCIENTIA: Grupo de Estudios de Filosofía de las Ciencias, Universidad de Chile, link http://uchile.cl/f132678

SOCHIFIC: Sociedad Chilena de Filosofía de las Ciencias, link: www.sochific.cl

Activity funded by the research grant FONDECYT de Iniciación No. 11160324 “The Physico-Mathematical Structure of Scientific Laws: On the Contribution of Mathematics, Models, Measurements and Metaphysics to the Construction of Laws in Physics”, CONICYT, Chile.

 

 

Anjan Chakravartty (University of Notre Dame) visiting the Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad de Chile.

ANJAN CHAKRAVARTTY

Professor

Department of Philosophy

Director

John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology and Values

University of Notre Dame

 

VENUE: Departamento de Filosofía Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

 

Masterclass Seminar on the Philosophy of Science

THE LIMITS OF THE METAPHYSICS OF SCIENCE

Link: http://uchile.cl/f135496

 

Session 1 (21/08, 12 hrs.): MODALITY IN THE WORLD

Session 2 (22/08, 12 hrs.): THE BEDROCK OF PHYSICS

 

Abstract:

As a philosophical endeavor, the metaphysics of science faces a number of meta-philosophical challenges. One challenge is to understand how (and how closely) such investigations are related to facts about scientific theories, models, and practice. Another is to understand what kinds of commitment to the results of such inquiry are warranted. In this seminar, we will grapple with these challenges through an examination of two case studies of the metaphysics of science. The first concerns the popular idea that modality (necessity, contingency, possibility) is a feature of the world itself. Here, we will consider arguments regarding the attribution of dispositional properties in interpretations of scientific work and practices such as explanation. The second case concerns a recent, influential research program regarding the ontology of fundamental physics in relation to the amorphous notion of a subatomic “particle”. I will explore how one’s attitudes to the metaphysics of science in these domains are a function of prior commitments, and how different attitudes, such as realism and pragmatism, can be relevant to even one and the same case.

 

Conference

METAPHYSICS AND THE OBSERVABLE IN SCIENCE (AND BEYOND)

Link: http://uchile.cl/f135500

Date: 22 August 2017 (18:00-19:30)

Abstract:

For more than a century, our philosophical pictures of scientific knowledge have been strongly influenced by a number of empiricist approaches to understanding what this knowledge amounts to. On many such approaches, scientific knowledge is characterized in part by an absence of metaphysics. On the most severe accounts of this sort, scientific knowledge is interpreted strictly in terms of knowledge of the observable world, where the observable is demarcated by human sensory abilities and no metaphysical considerations enter into the acquisition of knowledge. In this talk, I will argue that even views of this sort require some recourse to metaphysics in deriving knowledge from experience. I will begin by outlining the notion of a ‘metaphysical inference’, and will suggest that these inferences are unavoidable in the interpretation of scientific theories and models.

 

About Professor Anjan Chakravartty

Anjan Chakravartty is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, where he works on topics in the philosophy of science, metaphysics, and epistemology. He is the Director of the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, the Editor in Chief of the journal Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, and has taught previously at the Universities of Toronto (where he previously received a BSc and MA) and Cambridge (from which he received his PhD). His first book, A Metaphysics for Scientific Realism: Knowing the Unobservable (Cambridge University Press) won the Biennial Book Prize of the Canadian Philosophical Association, and his most recent book is Scientific Ontology: Integrating Naturalized Metaphysics and Voluntarist Epistemology (Oxford University Press).

 

Attendance is free. For registration please e-mail to Cristian Soto (Departamento de Filosofía, Universidad de Chile,cssotto@gmail.com)

Organized by:

SCIENTIA: Grupo de Estudios de Filosofía de las Ciencias, Universidad de Chile, link http://uchile.cl/f132678

SOCHIFIC: Sociedad Chilena de Filosofía de las Ciencias, link: www.sochific.cl

Activity funded by the research grant FONDECYT de Iniciación No. 11160324 “The Physico-Mathematical Structure of Scientific Laws: On the Contribution of Mathematics, Models, Measurements and Metaphysics to the Construction of Laws in Physics”, CONICYT, Chile

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