1/2-DAY WORKSHOP IN PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE
21 May 2013  – Sala doctorate

12:00-12:45 Alexandru Manafu (University of Western Ontario) “Physicalism and Computational Irreducibility”
12:45-13:30 Tudor Baetu (University of Vienna) “Parts, wholes and levels of reduction in biology”
13:30-14:15 Sorin Bangu (University of Bergen) “Reduction, Unification and (Local) Understanding”
 
Readings:

1. Daniel Dennett, “Real Patterns” in The Journal of Philosophy, 88, 27-51, 1991.

2. John Dupre, “It is not possible to reduce explanations in biology to explanations in chemistry and/or physics” in F. J. Ayala & R. Arp (eds.) Contemporary debates in philosophy of biology, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

3. Michael Friedman, “Explanation and Scientific Understanding” in The Journal of Philosophy, 71, 5-19, 1974.