Direct empirical status and the ontology of symmetries in physics

July 3, 2017 - July 4, 2017
Institut Supérieur de Philosophie (ISP), Universite catholique de Louvain

Collège Erasme - Salle du conseil FIAL
1 Place Blaise Pascal
Louvain-la-Neuve 1348

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  • Centre de philosophie des sciences et sociétés (CEFISES), Institut supérieur de philosophie (ISP), Université catholique de Louvain
  • École doctorale en philosophie (ED1)
  • Fonds spéciaux de recherche (FSR)
  • Fonds national de la recherche scientifique (F.R.S.-FNRS)

Keynote speakers:

Gordon Belot
University of Michigan
Valeriya Chasova
Universite catholique de Louvain
Alexandre Guay
Universite catholique de Louvain
Richard Healey
University of Arizona
James Ladyman
University of Bristol
David Wallace
University of Southern California


Valeriya Chasova
Universite catholique de Louvain
Alexandre Guay
Universite catholique de Louvain
Dominique Lambert
Université de Namur
André Nauts
Universite catholique de Louvain

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The conference on 3-4 July 2017 is devoted to the direct empirical status and to its links with other topics in the ontology of symmetries in physics.

This event is followed by a special meeting of the reading group on time in physics 5 July 2017 10:30-12:30 AM with David Wallace speaking on time in statistical and quantum physics.

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July 2, 2017, 8:00pm CET

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