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

December 12, 2017 - December 13, 2017
MTA BTK Lendület Moral and Science Research Group & Institute Vienna Circle

Pepita Room
Tóth Kálmán Street 4.
Buadapest 1097

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Gergely Ambrus
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
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


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

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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.


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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