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Truth and facts in the humanities and in the sciences

Graduate workshop

dal 01/07/2019 al 03/07/2019

Dove Dipartimento di Filosofia e Comunicazione sede di Via Azzo Gardino 23 - Sala Rossa 3° piano

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Venue: Dipartimento di Filosofia e Comunicazione sede di Via Azzo Gardino 23 - Sala Rossa 3° piano

 

1 July 2019

9:00 – 13:00      Morning Session. Chair Sebastiano Moruzzi (University of Bologna)

9:00 – 9:30        Greetings: Carlo Gentili (Head of the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna) and Monica Azzolini (Research Coordinator for the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies, University of Bologna)

9:30 – 10:30      Achille Varzi (Columbia University), Truth, facts, and conventions

10:30 – 11:00    Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00    Luca Ciotti (University of Bologna), Physics and mathematics

12:00 – 13:00    Anna Maria Lorusso (University of Bologna), Truth and facts in the ‘onlife infosphere’

13:00 – 15:00    Lunch

15:00 – 18:30    Afternoon Session. Chair Francesco Bianchini (University of Bologna)

15:00 – 16:00    Caspar Wilson (King’s College London), Realism, the equivalence principle, and Austin. Discussant: Filippo Ferrari (University of Bonn)

16:00 – 16:30    Coffee break

16:30 – 17:30    Céline Henne (University of Cambridge), The realist intuition and its epistemic grounds. Discussant: Giorgio Volpe (University of Bologna)

17:30 – 18:30    Tobias Alexius (University of Uppsala), Pluralism about scientific facts, absent fundamentality. Discussant: Sebastiano Moruzzi (University of Bologna)

 

 

2 July 2019

9:30 – 13:00      Morning Session. Chair Claudio Paolucci (University of Bologna)

9:30 – 10:30      Göran Sonesson (University of Lund), On lying, truth-telling and anything in-between. On some uses of semiotics for life, society, and science

10:30 – 11:00    Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00    Corrado Roversi (University of Bologna), Institutional facts (and truths about them)

12:00 – 13:00    Pia Campeggiani (University of Bologna), Narrative, vividness, and Platonic concerns: An enactive approach

13:00 – 15:00    Lunch

15:00 – 18:30    Afternoon Session. Chair Francesco Bianchini (University of Bologna)

15:00 – 16:00    Urko Gorriñobeaskoa (University of the Basque Country), The contingency of the scientific-humanistic culture distinction. A historical approach to the Two Cultures problem. Discussant: Francesco Bianchini (University of Bologna)

16:00 – 16:30    Coffee break

16:30 – 17:30    Celestine Kezie (Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos), Truth, objectivity and constitutive interests in Nigerian print media: Towards virtue journalism. Discussant: Daniele Donati (University of Bologna)

17:30 – 18:30    Maria Shakhray, Rendering the historical truth of camp reality: Jorge Semprún’s literary-historical perspective. Discussant: tba

20:00 –              Social dinner

 

 

3 July 2019

9:30 – 13:00      Morning Session. Chair Luisa Lugli (University of Bologna)

9:30 – 10:30      Bruno Verschuere (University of Amsterdam), A cognitive take on deception and lie detection

10:30 – 11:00    Coffee break

11:00 – 12:00    Stefano Fanti (University of Bologna), Of standard of reference and accuracy: the problem of truth in imaging

12:00 – 13:00    Eleonora Caramelli (University of Bologna), Science-based and non-science-based models of the aesthetic appreciation of nature

13:00 – 15:00    Lunch

15:00 – 18:30    Afternoon Session. Chair Matteo Martelli (University of Bologna)

15:00 – 16:00    Roberto Paura (University of Perugia), Science in the age of hyper-reality. Discussant: Claudio Paolucci (University of Bologna)

16:00 – 16:30    Coffee break

16:30 – 17:30    Andrea Roselli (Durham University), Realists waiting for Godot? The verisimilitudinarian and the cumulative approach to scientific progress. Discussant: Gustavo Cevolani (IMT Lucca)

17:30 – 18:30    Francesco Antonio Zaccarini, Objectivity without realism. Discussant: Emanuele Ghedini (University of Bologna)

 

With the participation of Francesca Antonelli, Luca Battistini, Edoardo Maria Bianchi, Mariana Braga Clemente, Alessandro Dondi, Francesco Ellia, Alice Graziadei, Luigi Lobaccaro, Caterina Manco, Paolo Martinelli, Claudia Mazzuca, Daniele Morrone, Mario Panico, Giorgia Pausillo, Francesco Piluso, Laura Rio, Robert Alexander Sieben-Tait, Monica Simone, Caterina Villani, Rolando Vitali, Riccardo Zanichelli.

 

The TFHS workshop is organised by the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies of the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna in collaboration with the departments of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences; Classical Philology and Italian Studies; Experimental, Diagnostic and Specialty Medicine; Legal Studies; Physics and Astronomy; Psychology. Organising committee: Monica Azzolini, Francesco Bianchini, Raffaella Campaner, Daniele Donati, Luisa Lugli, Matteo Martelli, Sebastiano Moruzzi, Claudio Paolucci, Giorgio Volpe.

 

The TFHS workshop is organised under the aegis of SIFA (Società Italiana di Filosofia Analitica) and SILFS (Società Italiana di Logica e Filosofia delle Scienze).

 

The TFHS workshop is made possible by a grant awarded to the Department of Philosophy and Communication Studies by the University of Bologna (Progetti innovativi nell’ambito degli accordi di cooperazione internazionale. Project: Mostrare e dimostrare. 1) Verità e fatti in contesti umanistici e scientifici).

 

Attendance is open. There is no registration fee.

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