The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy is organising the sixth edition of the Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students, taking place from 28th July to 3rd August 2019. The deadline for applications has been extended: applications are invited until 31st March 2019.
The winner of the 2019 Du Châtelet Prize in Philosophy of Physics is Adwait Parker, for his paper “Newton on Active and Passive Quantities of Matter”. Parker will give his prize lecture at Duke University on April 4th at 4:30pm, as part of a workshop. This workshop is free and open to all.
Filed under Prizes, wuthrich
The MAP – the Master in Philosophy at USI, Lugano – is taught by philosophers from some of the most prestigious universities in the world. It has a clear focus on theoretical philosophy (especially metaphysics and the philosophy of mind), and on ancient and medieval philosophy.
The programme is research-oriented. It is designed to prepare students for doctoral programmes through its hands-on approach to theoretical philosophy and its history. Moreover, it requires students to produce regular written work and to receive feedback on it.
*Call for Participation* and *Call for Papers*
*PHILOSOPHY OF COSMOLOGY*
*XXII International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics*
17-20 June 2019, Urbino, Italy
The topic of the school is “Philosophy of Cosmology” and will feature lectures given by Christopher Smeenk (Western University, and Director of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy), Erik Curiel (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), and afternoon seminars given by Alfio Bonanno (INAF, Catania Astrophysical Observatory), Elena Pian (INAF, Astrophysics and Space Science Observatory, Bologna), Vincenzo Fano (University of Urbino) and Giovanni Macchia (University of Urbino).
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Neil Dewar, an Assistant Professor in the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, has been chosen as the winner of the 2019 James T. Cushing Memorial Prize in the History and Philosophy of Physics, for his paper, “Maxwell Gravitation,” which was published in Philosophy of Science in 2018.
Dewar was nominated by Professor Stephan Hartmann, also with the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy. In his nomination, Professor Hartmann writes: “Dewar’s paper is an important and insightful contribution to the foundations of Newtonian gravitation: specifically, to a recent debate about the proper spacetime setting for that theory…. Overall, the paper is a rich and powerful piece of philosophy of physics, which will remain an important work in foundations of spacetime theories for some time to come.”
The Cushing Prize includes a cash award of $2,000 and an invitation to deliver the 2019 Cushing Memorial Prize Lecture at Notre Dame.
Filed under Prizes, wuthrich
Politecnico di Milano, Department of Mathematics – March 11, 2019
Quantum Mechanics is our most successful theory to account for the microscopic world. Yet, it is still beset with outstanding interpretational questions that have intrigued physicists, mathematicians and philosophers for almost a century. The present workshop aims at exploring some of the major foundational problems that arose already in the early formulations of the theory and continue to plague our understanding of quantum probabilities. The invited speakers are Michael Cuffaro (Western Ontario\Munich\Vienna), Molly Kao (Montreal), Miklos Rédei (London\Munich) and Jos Uffink (Minnesota). For more information on the program visit http://www.meta.polimi.it/?page_id=263&lang=en or contact Giovanni Valente (Politecnico di Milano) at email@example.com
The Society for the Metaphysics of Science (SMS) will be holding its fifth annual conference on November 7-9, 2019 at the University of Toronto.
Our keynote speaker will be Katherine Brading (Duke University).
In addition, Max Kistler (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) will deliver a presidential address.
All other sessions will comprise submitted papers.