ArgLab • Workshop

Scientific modelling and the Classic Tradition

David Hommen, Giulia Terzian, Kristina Engelhard, Lorenzo Spagnesi

The workshop aims to link relevant issues of the current debate on scientific modelling to classic figures of the history of philosophy such as Kant and Wittgenstein.

The session will take place within the scope of the activities of the research project ‘Mary B. Hesse’s “New Epistemology”. Principles and Legacy‘, coordinated by Pietro Gori (CultureLab/IFILNOVA), and within the scope of the activities of the research group Lisbon Mind, Cognition & Knowledge Group, coordinated by Robert Clowes (ArgLab/IFILNOVA).

10:00 – 12:00
Session 1
Kristina Engelhard (Universität Trier), "Modeling natural kinds according to Kant"

Lorenzo Spagnesi (Universität Trier), "Regulative Idealization: A Kantian Approach to Idealized Models"
12:00 – 14:00
Lunch break
14:00 – 16:00
Session 2
David Hommen (Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf), “A Wittgensteinian View of Models”

Giulia Terzian (IFILNOVA – NOVA University Lisbon), "False models can be good models: the case of generative linguistics"