Simulation and thought experiment
8-9 June 2017, University of Geneva
Uni Bastions – room B214
Rue de Candolle 5, 1205 Genève
Simulations and thought experiments are used across scientific disciplines to produce and explore new theories, explanatory hypotheses and arguments that may guide us to new experiments and ultimately to new knowledge.
The goal of the conference is to explore the notions of simulation and thought experiment from the perspectives of philosophy of science, epistemology and philosophy of mind. A close analysis of their similarities and differences will provide a basis for their accurate deployment in scientific reasoning.
The conference is an activity of the Geneva Centre for Philosophy of Science and the DFG-SNSF research unit ‘What if?’.
- Margherita Arcangeli, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
- Anouk Barberousse, Sorbonne Université – Sciences, Normes, Décision
- Claus Beisbart, Universität Bern
- Daniel Dohrn, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
- Rawad El Skaf, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, IHPST
- Stephan Hartmann, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, MCMP
- Nenad Miscevic, Central European University, Budapest
- Gualtiero Piccinini, University of Missouri – St. Louis
- Michael Stuart, London School of Economics, CPNSS
- Michal Hladky, University of Geneva
- Guillaume Schlaepfer, University of Geneva
- Marcel Weber, University of Geneva
With the support of