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Reading Groups

Aristoteles' metaphysiche Naturphilosophie / Aristotle's Metaphysical Natural Philosophy

Although the reading group is held in german, english-speaking participants are welcome to join (the texts are also available in english).

The reading group takes place on Thursday, starting 16:15, in Leopoldstr. 44 / Room 401 (4th floor).

For further information, please contact Dr. Daniel A. Di Liscia

General Philosophy of Science

The group will start by reading a short classic book by Michael Friedman, "Dynamics of reason" (2001). The core of the book is about Friedman's theory of a priori reasoning in science, but it brings relevant insights to many general issues, such as conceptual change in science, the structure of scientific theories, the relationship between philosophy, the sciences, and their history, etc. Reading the book will take four sessions. After that, participants will make decisions about which topic(s) they want to explore, depending on both their individual interests and connections with the book. Some directions may include: objectivity in science, contemporary models of scientific change, the relationship between scientific theories and scientific practice, etc.

The reading group meets every second Wednesday at 2 pm, in Schellingstr. 5 - 204 2.OG (20). If you would like to attend, please contact Michele Luchetti (

Philosophy of Physics

This reading group focuses on the foundations of modern physics and addresses conceptual, formal, and philosophical problems. In WS17, we will be reading David Malament's book Topics in the Foundations of General Relativity and Newtonian Gravitation Theory (co-recipient of the 2014 Lakatos Prize). The reading group meets on Fridays at 16:30, in Ludwigstraße 31, R126. If you would like to attend, please contact Neil Dewar (