[FOM] 2nd CfP: Gödel conference (Aix-en-Provence, July 11-13, 2013)

Mark van Atten Mark.vanAtten at univ-paris1.fr
Wed Feb 27 07:54:38 EST 2013


International Conference ANR 2013
Kurt Gödel, philosopher: From Logic to Cosmology

Université Aix-Marseille CEPERC (AMU, CNRS)
SND (Paris 4/CNRS)

July 11-13, 2013, Aix-en-Provence

Confirmed invited speakers are:

John Dawson (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Akihiro Kanamori (Boston University, USA)
Eberhard Knobloch (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)
Göran Sundholm (Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands)
Richard Tieszen (California State University, San Jose, USA)

Gödel’s writings published during his lifetime show his dual
interest in scientific questions and in fundamental
philosophical questions. The posthumous publication of
certain manuscripts and talks enables one better to
understand this double interest in science and in
philosophy. On the one hand, Gödel developed most of his
scientific results in order to solve or clarify certain
philosophical questions. On the other hand, his scientific
work in the foundations of mathematics and in cosmology
enriched his philosophical thought on, for example, the a
priori classification of philosophical systems, and on the
relations between the notions of concept and object.  Hence,
not only did Gödel, as is well known, believe that
philosophy might become an exact theory, provided that one
does for metaphysics what Newton did for physics; he should
moreover be aligned with Descartes, Leibniz, and other early
modern philosophers who believed that science and philosophy
are inseparable.

The conference will explore several features of Gödel’s
philosophy that emerge from the unpublished manuscripts
Max-Phil, which have been partly transcribed by the research
group directed by Gabriella Crocco at CEPERC (Université
Aix-Marseille).  The presentation of the complete
transcriptions of Max-Phil IX-XV will be accompanied by an
exploration of Gödel’s philosophy of logic, mathematics, and
physics by international specialists and young Gödel
scholars.  Submissions for individual contributions are
invited on the interaction between science and philosophy in
Gödel’s writings.

Topics may include:

1. Gödel’s remarks on philosophical systems

2. the notions of concepts and objects

3. the distinction between subjective and objective analysis of the real

4. human will and God’s omnipotence

5. the relations between Gödel’s theory of concepts and his scientific results

6. time and matter

7. evil and freedom

8. Gödel’s conception of mathematics in its relation to philosophy
Potential contributors will have to
submit a title, a short abstract (max. 200 words) and an
extended abstract (1000 words), ready for blind refereeing.
The abstracts should be sent to the following address:
goedelphilosopher2013 (at) gmail (dot) com. The official
language of the Conference is English.

Submission deadline: April 14, 2013 (notifications will be
sent by mid-May 2013)

Conference website:

The conference is supported by the Centre d’Epistémologie et
d’Ergologie Comparative (CEPERC UMR 7304) de l’Université
Aix-Marseille, by the Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie
des Sciences et des Techniques (IHPST UMR 8590) de
l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon  Sorbonne, and the Institute
Sciences, Normes, Décision (SND FRE 3593) de l’Université
Paris 4 Pierre et Marie Curie.

Organizers: Gabriella Crocco (CEPERC, Université
Aix-Marseille), Pierre Kerszberg (IHPST, Université Paris 1
/ CNRS), Mark Van Atten (SND, Université Paris  4 / CNRS),
Eric Audureau (CEPERC, Université Aix-Marseille / CNRS),
Paola Cantù, (CEPERC, Université Aix-Marseille / CNRS),
Eva-Maria Engelen (CEPERC, Université Aix-Marseille /
Universität Konstanz, Germany).

Scientific  committee: John Dawson (Pennsylvania State
University, USA), Akihiro Kanamori (Boston University, USA),
Eberhard Knobloch (Technische Universität Berlin, Germany),
Göran Sundholm (Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands), Richard
Tieszen (California State University, San José, USA),
Gabriella Crocco (CEPERC, Université Aix-Marseille), Pierre
Kerszberg (IHPST, Université Paris 1 /CNRS), Mark Van Atten
(SND, Université Paris 4 / CNRS), Eric Audureau  (CEPERC,
Université Aix-Marseille / CNRS), Paola Cantù (CEPERC,
Université Aix-Marseille /CNRS), Eva-Maria Engelen (CEPERC,
Université Aix-Marseille  / Universität Konstanz, Germany).

For further information please contact:
goedelphilosopher2013 (at) gmail  (dot) com
Directeur de recherches, CNRS
IHPST, 13 rue du Four, 75006 Paris, France
tel ++ 33 (0)1 43 54 60 36, fax ++ 33 (0)1 43 25 29 48

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