Structural Realism Meets Structural Representation

November 12, 2018 - November 13, 2018
Centre for Time, University of Sydney

Meeting Room, Level 3, F07 - Carslaw Building
School of History and Philosophy of Science
Sydney NSW 2006
Australia

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Sponsor(s):

  • Udo Keller Foundation Forum Humanum, Germany

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University of Adelaide
University of Sydney
University of Edinburgh
Otto von Guericke Universität, Magdeburg
University of Adelaide
University of Sydney
Australian National University

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Otto von Guericke Universität, Magdeburg
University of Sydney

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The symposium addresses the structuralist interface between philosophy of physics and philosophy of mind. Structuralists in philosophy of physics argue in favor of a structuralist ontology of the world. The central idea is to replace an ontology of objects with intrinsic natures by a structural realist (SR) ontology where things are reconceptualized as nodes in a web of relations. Structuralists in philosophy of mind and cognition, on the other hand, argue that, because of the peculiar computational nature of the mind, mental representations are structural (and connect to the world via homomorphisms only). Possible links between both types of "structuralism" are, however, rarely discussed. The workshop should scrutinize points of contact between both doctrines as well as obstacles.

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