Program & Speakers

Timetable

  • 09:00       Welcome and Introductory Remarks
  • 09:15       Dean’s introduction
  • 09:30       Elisabeth Nemeth: „What is the role science can (and ought to) play in democratic decision-making? Re-considering Otto Neurath’s early views on science and society“
  • 10:20       Christian Damböck: „Science and Democracy. The non-cognitivist conceptions of Kelsen, Carnap, and Reichenbach“
  • 11:05       Coffee Break
  • 11:20       Karl Milford: „On the importance of the problems of induction and demarcation“
  • 12:10       Angelo Baracca: „The path of science towards increasing formalization and abstraction, and the roots of the „revolution“ in physics of the early Twentieth century“
  • 13:00       Lunch Break
  • 14:30       Maximilian Fochler: „Why don’t we shut up and contemplate more? How social and organizational changes in science restrict researchers‘ space and capacity to reflect“
  • 15:20       Reinhold Bertlmann: „A nonlocal quantum engineer“
  • 16:10       Coffee Break
  • 16:40       Caslav Brukner: „The Rashomon effect: when interpretations of quantum theory disagree“
  • 17:30       Concluding Remarks

 

 

Speakers

Session 1: Methodological Positions:

ao. Univ.-Prof. i.R. Mag. Dr. Karl Milford
Institute Wiener Kreis, Vienna
Department of Economics, University of Vienna
Department of Economic and Social History, University of Vienna

Privatdoz. Mag. Dr. Christian Damböck
Institute Wiener Kreis, Vienna
Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna

ao. Univ.-Prof. i.R. Mag. Dr. Elisabeth Nemeth
Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna

Session 2: Social Context of Science:

Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Maximilian Fochler
Head of the Department of Science and Technology Studies,University of Vienna
Deputy Director of the Studies Programme in Sociology,University of Vienna
Department of Science and Technology Studies,University of Vienna
Research Platform “Responsible Research and Innovation in Academic Practice”, Vienna

Univ.-Prof. Angelo Baracca
Department of Physics, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy

Session 3: Interpretation of Theories – Quantum Mechanics:

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Caslav Brukner
Director of the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), Vienna
Quantum Optics, Quantum Nanophysics, Quantum Information, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna

ao. Univ.-Prof. i.R. Dr. Reinhold Bertlmann
Particle Physics, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna