Philosophy Beyond Borders

Academic philosophy is closely associated with the individual sciences in that as a science theory, it contributes to the analysis of hypothesis formulation and theory development. Viewed formerly as a universal, today as a basic science, the question arises as to how philosophy can be positioned within the spectrum of university research, and how other disciplines can enter into a fruitful discourse with it. The Zukunftskolleg would like to set a discourse of this kind in motion. After an introductory lecture by two speakers, in which each will present their position on a topic, a moderated discussion between them will follow. Questions and remarks from the audience are also taken into consideration.

Let us start exploring philosophy and let us go beyond the borders in a conversation between Wolfgang Spohn, Professor for Philosophy and Philosophy of Science at the University of Konstanz, and David Leep, Professor for Mathematicsat the University of Kentucky, Lexington (USA) and Senior Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg. Chaired by Thomas Voigtmann, Post-Doc-Researcher in Physics and Research Fellow at the Zukunftskolleg, the first event of a new lecture series is titled:

"The Nature of Mathematical Thinking. A conversation between a philosopher and a mathematician"

and will take place on:

Monday, 13th February 2012
6 p.m. - 7.30 p.m.
in Y 311

followed by a modest reception

Presseinformation Nr. 19 vom 10. Februar 2012