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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: "Science: Big Questions Revisited", Symposium on the occasion of Paul Hoyningen-Huene's retirement, 18 Jul 2014, Hannover, GERMANY


Science - Big Questions Revisited

Symposion on Occasion of the Farewell of Paul Hoyningen-Huene from Hannover

Friday, 18th July 2014, 1.00 ? 6.00 p.m.
Leibniz-Haus, Holzmarkt 4-6, 30159 Hannover

After 17 years, Paul Hoyningen-Huene will retire from Leibniz Universitt 
Hannover at the end of the summer term 2014 ? as head of the Center for 
Philosophy and Ethics of Science (since 1997) and as founding Director of 
the reorganized Institute of Philosophy.

In addition to his works on philosophical logic and ethics of science, 
Hoyningen-Huene is best known for his contributions to general and special 
philosophy of science. His work on Thomas Kuhn has set international 
standards and his most recent book, Systematicity: The Nature of Science 
(Oxford University Press, 2013), presents an innovative approach to 
current and fundamental issues regarding our understanding of science.

In his honor, the Institute of Philosophy has organized an international 
symposium titled ?Science - Big Questions Revisited?, with outstanding 
philosophers of science in attendance. The symposium will take place on 
Friday 18th July at the Leibniz House (Am Holzmarkt 4-6, Hannover). 
Speakers include:

- Martin Carrier (Universitt Bielefeld): On Different Approaches to 
Characterizing Science

- Hasok Chang (University of Cambridge): From Incommensurability to 
Pluralism

- Howard Sankey (University of Melbourne): Skepticism, Relativism and 
Naturalistic Particularism

- Richard Boyd (Cornell University): Reconciling Realism and Neo-Kantian 
Social Constructivism: For more Correspondence, not less

The symposion is open to public. All talks will be held in English. 
Admission is free.

Contact: Simon Lohse (lohse@ww.uni-hannover.de) Link: 
http://www.philos.uni-hannover.de/kollo1.html?&L=1