Rostock-Torun-Workshop 2011: Health, Life, and Experts. Knowledge in the Life Sciences

31 05 2011

Date: 16-17 June 2011


Location: University of Rostock, ZLWWG, Parkstraße 6, 2nd floor, room 206

Conveners: Ludger Jansen (Aachen/Rostock) and Anita Pacholik-Zurumska (Torun)


The life sciences and the cognitive sciences have lately been in the

focus of philosophical interest for several reasons. On one hand, these

sciences are in many respects structurally different from the physical

sciences that were the main paradigm for the reflections of traditional

philosophy of science, which leads to new challenges for philosophy of

science. On the other hand, these sciences offer a scientific account of

traditional philosophical core concepts like life, knowledge and

consciousness. Finally, efforts to organize biomedical expert knowledge

in data structures, so-called formal ontologies, for easy exchange and

access of data, bring together researchers working in life sciences,

information science and philosophy. All these common interests lead to a

mutual, hopefully beneficial exchange between philosophical and

scientific approaches to these fields of knowledge.


One goal of our joint workshop of the philosophy departments of the

University of Rostock and the Copernicus University of Torun is to

further this exchange of ideas. The talks cover a broad spectrum ranging

from historical topics and the philosophy of experiments in cellular

biology to questions of evolutionary epistemology, information procesing

in the brain and the neural correlates of consciousness and self-knowledge.


The conference language is English.

Guests are welcome to participate. There is no charge, but due to

restricted space we ask you to register in advance.


Information and registration:

Johannes Röhl,

Niels Grewe,

The conference programme can soon be found here:

A map can be found here:,+18057,+Rostock&aq=0&sll=54.177002,12.066261&sspn=0.010323,0.027466&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Parkstra%C3%9Fe+6,+Rostock+18057+Rostock,+Mecklenburg-Vorpommern&ll=54.084368,12.104831&spn=0.010346,0.043817&z=15


Quelle: DGPhil-Verteiler.






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