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Reduction and Emergence in the Sciences

Internationale Tagung unter Leitung von Prof. Dr. Stephan Hartmann, Dr. Sebastian Lutz und Dr. Karim Thébault (LMU).

14.11.2013 – 16.11.2013

Reduction and emergence play a central role in the relations of scientific theories and disciplines. Unfortunately, the discussion about reduction and emergence suffers from two uncertainties at once. On the one hand the concepts of reduction and especially emergence are not precisely defined, on the other hand there are few if any uncontentious cases of reduction or emergence in the sciences. This conference will bring together philosophers of science and scientists of different disciplines with the aim of addressing the inter- and intratheoretic relations of specific theories and providing precise notions of such relations for the application in the sciences. These relations can then serve as a basis for explications of reduction and emergence that are applicable in the sciences.

Teilnehmer sind u.a.: Patricia Churchland (San Diego), Kevin Hoover (Durham), Andreas Hüttemann (Köln), Margaret Morrison (Toronto).

Abendvortrag am 13. November 2013 um 19 Uhr s.t.:

Prof. Dr. Stephan Hartmann, Dr. Sebastian Lutz, Dr. Karim Thébault – "Reduction and Emergence in the Physics"

Stephan Hartmann hat den Lehrstuhl für Wissenschaftstheorie der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München inne und ist einer der Leiter des Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, an dem Sebastian Lutz und Karim Thébault als Postdoktoranden forschen.