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Continental Philosophy and the Sciences: Programme

The conference will take place in the Social Studies building, room SO.21 which is building 32 on the campus map

Day One

12.30-1.30 Reception

1.40-2.00 Opening Address: Miguel de Beistegui

2.00-4.30 Session One. Chair: Miguel de Beistegui

Gary Gutting (Professor of Philosophy, Notre Dame University) — What Is
Continental Philosophy of Science?

Babette Babich (Professor of Philosophy, Fordham University) — ‘A Problem with Horns ... the Problem of Science Itself’ — On Nietzsche, Heidegger, and a Critical Philosophy of Science

4.30 -4.50: COFFEE

4.50-7.20 Session Two. Chair: Greg Hunt

Patrick Heelan (Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University) — Husserlian Phenomenology, Measurement, and Quantum Theory

Pierre Kerszberg (Professor of Philosophy, University of Toulouse) — Natural Science and the Experience of Nature


Day Two

9:00 - 11:30 Session One. Chair: Stephen Houlgate

Michael Friedman (Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University) — Ernst
Cassirer and Contemporary Philosophy of Science

Thomas Posch (Professor of Astronomy, Institute of Astronomy, Vienna) —
Hegel's Anti-Reductionism: Remarks on What is Living of his Philosophy of

11:30 - 11:50 COFFEE

11:50 - 1:20 Session Two. Chair: Peter Poellner

Eduard Marbach (Professor of Philosophy, University of Bern) — On Bringing Consciousness Into the House of Science — With the Help of Husserlian Phenomenology

Matthew Ratcliffe (Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Durham) — Mirror Neurons: An Illustration of the Interplay between Phenomenology and Neuroscience

1:20 - 2:30 LUNCH

2:30 - 5:00 Session Three. Chair: Jon Rubin

David Webb (Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Staffordshire University) —
Foucault, Bachelard and Complexity in Microphysics

Paul-Antoine Miquel (Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Nice) — From an Immanentist to an Emergentist Approach to Evolution: Between Bergson and Darwin

Day Three

Session One. 9.00-11.30 Chair: Keith Ansell Pearson

Isabelle Stengers (Professor of Philosophy, University of Brussels) — To
Think is to Construct — Why did Deleuze Strongly Differentiate Between Scientific Functions and Philosophical Concepts?

Ray Brassier (Research Associate, Middlesex University) – Black Sunrise: Scientific Enlightenment and the End of Phenomenological Enchantment

11.30-11.45 COFFEE

Session Two. 11.45-1.00 Chair: Damian Veal

Christopher Norris (Professor of Philosophy, University of Cardiff) —
'Fog Over Channel, Continent Isolated’: New Bearings in Epistemology
and Philosophy of Science’

1:00 - 2:00 LUNCH

Concluding Roundtable Discussion. 2.00-4.00 Chair: Miguel de Beistegui, Damian Veal and Jon Rubin