Interdisciplinary conference: HISTORICAL EPISTEMOLOGY, Leuven, Dec. 10th-12th, 2009

Thursday Dec. 10 - Saturday Dec. 12 2009
Interdisciplinary conference: HISTORICAL EPISTEMOLOGY

Institute of Philosophy, Leuven University
Kard. Mercierplein 2, BE-3000 Leuven, BELGIUM

Participation is free and open to all, but please
rsvp to historicalepistemology@gmail.com

Thursday 10 December 14.00-19.00:

14.00 – 14.30:
- Koen Vermeir: ‘Introduction: reflections on historical epistemology’

14.30 – 16.30:
- Ursula Klein ‘Historical Ontology’
- Daniela Monaldi 'Making, probing, and understanding' in the laboratory: the
case of Bose-Einstein Condensation"

16.30 – 17.00: coffee break

17.00 – 19.00:
- Karine Chemla ‘Contextualizing and Historicizing Generality as an
Epistemological Value’
- Emily Grosholz ‘Abstract and Concrete: The Importance of Method in
Population Genetics’

Friday 11 December 10.00-18.30:

10.00 – 13.30:
- Martin Kusch ‘Genealogy, Metrology, Historical Epistemology’
- David Hyder ‘What Are Scientific Norms? Thoughts on the Presuppositions of
Historical Epistemology’
- Theodore Arabatzis ‘The memory of concepts: a subject for historical
epistemology’

13.30 – 15.00: lunch break

15.00 – 18.30:
- Maarten Van Dyck ‘Writing the history of the concept of inertia’
- Cristina Chimisso ‘The life of concepts: Canguilhem’s historical epistemology’
- Friedrich Steinle ‘Concepts and the historicity of epistemology and science’

Saturday 12 December 10.00-13.30:

10.00 – 13.30:
- David Bloor ‘Some observations on the history of experimental psychology at
the University of Cambridge’
- Paul Cortois 'Looking for a Logic of Kinds'
- Jutta Schickore ‘Historical Epistemology and the Recent History of Integrated
HPS’

Abstracts will soon be posted at: http://lipss.wordpress.com/

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