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PhilSci India
Winter School 2021
(13-18 December)
 

 

Modern science puts us in an awkward situation. We are supposed to trust it. But how many of us really understand what it is and how it works? The imperative to live an examined life does not exclude the laboratory. In fact, upon opening that door, a lifetime of fascinating philosophical questions present themselves: Does science have a method? If so, how does it generate knowledge and understanding? If not, what separates science from pseudoscience? When should scientists let morality guide their actions? If modern physics is right, what does that tell us about space and time? If modern biology is right, what does that tell us about the nature of humanity? Whether you are a student of philosophy, history, sociology, science, or something else, this winter school will provide you with the tools to analyze the methods and outputs of science, sharpen your existing philosophical skills, and apply them to issues with real world importance. 

This winter school requires no previous knowledge of philosophy of science. It is designed to give an introduction to philosophy of science, and at the same time, close familiarity with some of the most popular topics being discussed at the cutting-edge. It will provide participants with an opportunity to learn from and interact with some of the best scholars in philosophy of science, as well as students from across India and around the world. This school will provide both intellectual and professional training that is a must for anyone interested in questions about the nature of science and its place in the society.

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Sessions

01

Experiments

Introductory Session & Curricular Lecture by Shinod N.K (University of Hyderabad)

Thematic Talk by Nora Boyd (Sienna College)

02

Scientific Understanding

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Introductory Session & Curricular Lecture by Tarun Menon (National Institute of Advanced Studies)

Thematic Talk by Angela Potochnik (University of Cincinnati)

03

Theory and Evidence

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Introductory Session & Curricular Lecture by Kit Patrick (Azim Premji University)

 

Thematic Talk by Michael Strevens (New York University)

04

Social Epistemology

Introductory Session & Curricular Lecture by Abhishek Kashyap 

 

Thematic Talk by Dunja Šešelja (Eindhoven University of Technology)

05

Science and Values

Introductory Session & Curricular Lecture by Jamie Shaw (University of Toronto)

Thematic Talk by Jacob Stegenga (University of Cambridge)

 
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Organisers

Abhishek Kashyap

Mail: kshyp.abhshk@gmail.com 

Jamie Shaw

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Toronto

Institutional Profile

Personal Website

Mail: jshaw222@uwo.ca

Mike Stuart 

Associate Professor of Philosophy

National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University

Personal Website

PhilPeople

Mail: mike.stuart.post@gmail.com 

Tarun Menon

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Mail: tarunium@gmail.com

Sahana V Rajan

Lecturer of Philosophy

Jindal Global Business School

O.P. Jindal Global University

Personal Website

PhilPeople

Mail: svrajan@jgu.edu.in

Shinod N.K.

Assistant Professor

University of Hyderabad

Institutional Profile

Mail: snksh@uohyd.ac.in