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All Things Reichenbach

03.09.2018

Idea and Motivation

Hans Reichenbach (1891-1953), one of the founding fathers of Logical Empiricism, is among the most important philosophers of science of the twentieth century and without doubt one of the most prominent philosophers of physics of the first half of the past century. While his overall philosophical project is no longer seen as viable as whole, his work continues to be influential, often in unnoticed but deep ways. Despite the fact that many of his ideas still retain their interest and are discussed in current philosophy of science, he remains, in fact, one of the least understood and least carefully studied philosophical thinkers of his time.

This conference is dedicated to highlighting the importance of Hans Reichenbach's work and legacy, across all areas of his thought. By bringing together top researchers from the diverse fields of physics, philosophy, and history, we aim to promote the cross-pollination that discussion across traditional disciplinary boundaries can create, and so to explore ways in which his insights could still be valuable in current scientific (i.e., mathematical) approaches to philosophy.

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