The socio-ethical dimension of knowledge: the mission of logical empiricism

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Institute of Philosophy, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Pepita Room
Tóth Kálmán 4
Budapest 1097
Hungary

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Sponsor(s):

  • Institute Vienna Circle

All speakers:

Gergely Ambrus
ELTE
Hans-Joachim Dahms
University of Vienna
Christian Damböck
Universität Wien
Fons Dewulf
University of Ghent
Daniel Kuby
University of Konstanz
Flavia Padovani
Drexel University
George Reisch
(unaffiliated)
Alan Richardson
University of British Columbia
Günther Sandner
University of Vienna
Adam Tamas Tuboly
Institute of Philosophy, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Organisers:

Christian Damböck
Universität Wien
Adam Tamas Tuboly
Institute of Philosophy, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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DECEMBER 12

12:00-13:00: Christian Damböck: The transformations of Carnap’s anti-metaphysical agenda

13:00-14:30: Fons Dewulf: Leaving ethics behind: Carnap, Apostel and the Ghent Moral Science Program

14:00-15:00 Lunch

15:00-16:00: Hans-Joachim Dahms: Alternative facts, fake news, pseudo-science. Some lessons from the history of logical empiricism for today´s situation

16:00-17:00: Daniel Kuby: On the benefits of the Cold War: The case of the Third Vienna Circle

17:00-17:30: Coffee break

17:30-18:30: George Reisch: Logical empiricism and postwar politics in the U.S.

DECEMBER 13

10:00-11:00 Adam Tamas Tuboly: Logical empiricism less logical: Schlick and von Mises on the new positivism

11:00-12:00: Gergely Ambrus: Schlick on the meaning of “good”

12:00-13:30: Lunch

13:30-14:30: Günther Sandner: Edgar Zilsel and Otto Neurath on the Cult of Genius

14:30-15:30: Flavia Padovani: Reichenbach on the importance of communities: From cultural development to social responsibility.

15:30-16:00: Coffee break

16:00-17:00: Alan Richardson: The social function of scientific philosophy

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