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  • 81st ICREA Colloquium - Two Perspectives on the Relation between Philosophy and Science

     

    Speakers: Prof. Paula Casal (UPF) and Prof. Thomas Sturm (UAB)

    When: 6th of March 2018, 18:00h

    Where: ICREA, Pg. Lluís Companys 23, 6th floor

    Abstract:

    Casal and Sturm will present two different ways in which philosophy relates to science. Sturm begins by sketching “philosophical naturalism”, a view that tries to answer philosophical questions employing methods and data from the empirical sciences. He then analyses the ongoing debate between the “heuristics and biases” approach and the “bounded rationality” program in order to assess the potential of naturalizing rationality, and its limits. Casal turns to ethics. Ethics is a branch of philosophy usually divided in three levels: metaethics, normative ethics and applied ethics. Casal will focus on the relevance of scientific findings, particularly in evolutionary biology, to major controversies in all these levels.

    The ICREA colloquia are a great way to learn about remote fields of research from our best experts. We usually have two speakers, who offer their opinions on the same subject from very different angles. Open to all ICREAs and their guests.