Imagination in Science

June 6, 2017
Leeds Humanities Research Institute , University of Leeds

29-31 Clarendon Place
Leeds LS2 9JT
United Kingdom


Dominic Gregory
University of Sheffield
Mary Leng
University of York, UK
Kathleen Stock
University of Sussex
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University


Steven French
University of Leeds
Alice Murphy
University of Leeds

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The aim of the workshop is to bring together views on the imagination and mental imagery, derived from consideration of the arts, and explore them in the context of examples in science. This is part of a more general project of exploring the inter-relationships not just between art and science but between the philosophy of art and the philosophy of science.

Registration is free but please email [email protected] if you plan to attend so that we can arrange for catering.


10.00 - 17.15


10.00 - 11.30 Michael Stuart, LSE: '"A Diagram is a [Computer] Model": Imagination as a Mediator between Visual and Formal'

11.30 - 11. 45 Break

11.45 - 13.15 Kathleen Stock, Sussex: 'Imagination, Fiction and Models'

13.15 - 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 - 15.30 Dominic Gregory, Sheffield: 'Physical Possibility and the Visual Imagination'

15.30 -15.45 Break

15.45 - 17.15 Mary Leng, York: 'Reasoning Under a Presupposition: Imagination, Applied Mathematics and the Export Problem'

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