The metaphysics of chemistry

Louvain-La-Neuve

juillet 22, 2024

juillet 23, 2024

Institut Supérieur de Philosophie Université Catholique de Louvain Place Cardinal Mercier 14, Bte L3.06.01 Louvain-la-Neuve 1348

The CEFISES is pleased to announce the first international workshop on the metaphysics of chemistry, which is scheduled to take place from 22-23 July 2024 in Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) at the Institut Supérieur de Philosophie (ISP) of the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain).

Description

Although metaphysics of science has enjoyed a renaissance of sorts in recent years, the metaphysics of chemistry remains largely uncharted and has not received the attention it deserves. This workshop seeks to remedy this situation.

The aim of the workshop is threefold:

(1) to reinforce and create new collaborations between scholars in metaphysics of science and philosophy of chemistry,

(2) to provide a forum for the exploration of chemistry’s metaphysics by focusing on the nature of chemical kinds, chemical laws, chemical causation, chemical realism, and the relation of chemistry to physics and biology, and (3) to produce the first edited volume, devoted specifically to the metaphysics of chemistry.

Keynote talks will be delivered by Prof. Robin HENDRY (Durham University) and Prof. Emma TOBIN (University College London).

Dates and location

22-23 July 2024
Institut Supérieur de Philosophie
Université Catholique de Louvain
Place Cardinal Mercier 14, Bte L3.06.01
Louvain-la-Neuve 1348
Belgique

Please note that the workshop will be an in-person event. The workshop dates (21-22 July) are conveniently scheduled after the British Society for the Philosophy of Science conference in York (17-19 July) and the annual symposium of the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry in Croatia (15-17 July). We hope this arrangement will allow participants to potentially attend multiple conferences without excessive travel.

►► Info on the workshop website

 

 

 

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