Ultima conferință din cadrul seminarului de cercetare al Departamentului de Filosofie Teoretică în parteneriat cu CELFIS din semestrul al II-lea al anului 2021/2022 va fi susținută de dr. Mihnea Dobre (Universitatea din București) și dr. Timothy Lyons (Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis). Mai multe detalii despre vorbitori sunt disponibile la https://sites.google.com/g.unibuc.ro/mihneadobre/home şi, respectiv, https://philpeople.org/profiles/timothy-d-lyons?app= 

Prezentarea dr. Mihnea Dobre (ce începe la ora 16.00) este intitulată: ‘ “Nonsense” in the history of philosophy and science: the case of historiographical categories’. Iată un rezumat:

‘How to use historiographical categories in the history of philosophy and science? The paper will explore some answers to this question, which are based on a case study about a physics textbook published at the time of the Scientific Revolution of the early modern period. What is peculiar to the selected case is the mixture of seemingly opposite schools of thought: Cartesians vs Newtonians. The book (“Traité de physique“) was authored by a Cartesian philosopher (Jacques Rohault) and later translated and annotated by the Newtonian Samuel Clarke. Some time ago, the famous historian of science, George Sarton, considered the Clarke edition of Rohault as a peculiar case in the history of the modern science. However, he argued that labelling it as a Cartesian-Newtonian treatise on natural philosophy would be a “nonsense.” The paper will challenge this long-standing view and claim that “nonsense” – in the way depicted by Sarton – should be allowed in the history of philosophy and science.’

Prezentarea dr. Timothy Lyons (ce începe la ora 16.45) este intitulată: ‘Prioritizing the Quest for Truth over Belief: Socratic Scientific Realism’. Iată un rezumat:

‘I contend that the threats faced by epistemic realism—the view that we can justifiably believe our successful scientific theories—are greater than is commonly recognized. Bracketing our obsession with trying to justify our beliefs about the world, and focusing instead on the realist claim that science seeks truth, I argue for a Socratic Scientific Realism: essentially, science seeks a specific subclass of true claims, including truths about unobservables, irrespective of whether we can justifiably claim to possess them.’

Conferința se va desfășura ȋn limba engleză luni, 27 iunie, orele 16-18. Detaliile de conectare via Zoom vor fi distribuite celor ce își indică dorința de participare scriind la adresa andrei.marasoiu@filosofie.unibuc.ro

Mai multe detalii sunt disponibile prin anunțul de pe pagina Facebook a seminarului: https://www.facebook.com/Seminarul-Departamentului-de-Filosofie-Teoretica-UniBuc-285279685738329 sau pe PhilEvents: https://philevents.org/event/show/93365