Aesthetics of Science

July 18, 2017 - July 19, 2017
School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, University of Leeds

United Kingdom

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  • The British Society of Aesthetics
  • The British Society for the Philosophy of Science


Margherita Arcangeli
Humbolt University Berlin
Angela Breitenbach
Cambridge University
Catarina Dutilh Novaes
University of Groningen
Catherine Elgin
Harvard University
Steven French
University of Leeds
Milena Ivanova
Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy
Matthew Kieran
University of Leeds
Cain Todd
Lancaster University


Steven French
University of Leeds
Milena Ivanova
Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy

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This conference aims to analyse questions about the status and role of aesthetic judgments in science. In particular, we will address questions such as: what aesthetic properties do scientists value?; is beauty reducible to a set of aesthetic properties?; are aesthetic properties valuable in themselves or are they subject to change and fashion?; are aesthetic factors more than simply heuristic aids in decision-making?; can aesthetic factors be truth-indicators?; what epistemic role can aesthetic values play in science?. The conference will address these questions by involving specialists in aesthetics, philosophers of science, and philosophers working in integrated philosophy and history of science.

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July 1, 2017, 5:00am BST

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Florida Institute of Technology
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