Ernst Mach Workshop 5




5th Ernst Mach Workshop
Location: Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague.
Date: June 30--July 1, 2016.

Keynote speakers:

Alyssa Ney

Alyssa Ney (University of California, Davis)

Marcin Milkowski

Marcin Milkowski (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences)

It seemed, not a long while ago, that nonreductive approaches in philosophy of science had prevailed. Recently, however, a number of philosophers have re-examined the standard objections against reductionism, and have come to regard it again as viable. We invite the submission of papers contributing to the current discussion on reductionism, including the criticisms of the standard objections and the new arguments based on recent developments in science, from physics and biology to neuroscience.

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Deadline for abstracts: May 15, 2016.


Beginning in Spring 2012, the Department of Analytic Philosophy of the Institute of Philosophy in Prague will host annual workshops on the current work in analytic philosophy - philosophy of science, mind and language, metaphysics as well as value theory. Each workshop will center on the work of a distinguished keynote speaker who will give a lecture and respond to presentations by a limited number of workshop participants. On occasion, the workshop may have the format of a symposium on a recently published book by the keynote speaker.

Department for Analytic Philosophy
Institute of Philosophy
Jilská 1, 110 00 Prague 1
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Prague Organizing Committee:
Vladimir Havlik, Tomas Hribek, Juraj Hvorecky, Ladislav Kvasz, Zuzana Parusnikova, Jaroslav Peregrin

International Advisory Board:
Tim Crane (Cambridge), Konrad Talmont-Kaminsky (Lublin), Friedrich Stadler (Vienna), Marián Zouhar (Bratislava), Zsofia Zvolenszky (Budapest), Hong Yu Wong (Tübingen)




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The workshop bears the name of an important local - Ernst Mach (1838-1916), a native of Brno and a longtime professor of physics at Charles-Ferdinand University (now Charles University) in Prague. In addition to his groundbreaking work in physics, Mach was one of the founders of philosophy of science. Since the early 1900s, in Austria, the United Kingdom and elsewhere philosophers respecting science and logic continued the legacy of Professor Mach. Alas, especially in the latter half of the last century, the tradition of rigorous philosophy flourished overseas rather than in the place of its origin. By paying homage to Professor Mach, we wish to rejuvenate this tradition here as well.