New Member

Pedro Naranjo has just joined the ICFO, where he will work as a research assistant on the project "Self-Subsisting Structures in Quantum Gravity". Pedro is a theoretical physicist interested in the foundations of classical and quantum gravity. Also, he has started his PhD studies in philosophy at the University of Warsaw. Welcome Pedro!continue reading →

Warsaw Spacetime Colloquium 2020-2021 (online)

The Philosophy of Physics Group is happy to announce the Warsaw Spacetime Colloquium 2020-2021. The Colloquium focuses on the foundations of spacetime physics broadly construed, and will be held fortnightly on Zoom (16:00-18:00 CET). The program for the winter semester is available here. People interested in attending the Colloquium can register by sending a message to Antonio Vassallo (antonio.vassallo@pw.edu.pl).continue reading →

New Publication in Foundations of Physics

The paper entitled "How Humean is Bohumianism?", written by Tomasz Bigaj and Antonio Vassallo, has been published in Foundations of Physics (open access). The paper discusses the pros and cons of adopting a Humean strategy towards laws of nature in the context of the quantum theory known as Bohmian mechanics.continue reading →

Two post-doc positions (24 months) on theory (re)constuction in the empirical social and behavioral sciences

Two postdoc positions (24 months) on theory (re)constuction in the empirical social and behavioral sciences, at Faculty of Administration and Social Sciences, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland, starting 1 OCT 2020. Vice-Rector for General Affairs announces an open competition for the position of Assistant Professor in a group of researchers in the Department of Philosophy and Ethics in Administration at the Faculty of Administration and Social Sciences of the Warsaw University of Technology, which will be the main workplace place of work in accordance with the Law on Higher Education (Journal of Laws…continue reading →

Warsaw Spacetime Conference 2020 postponed

Given the uncertain situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizing committee has decided to postpone the conference until 2021. A new call for abstracts will be issued in due course. In the meanwhile, any inquiry can be addressed to antonio.vassallo@pw.edu.pl. See you soon!continue reading →

International Center for Formal Ontology (ICFO)

The International Center for Formal Ontology (ICFO) is a centre of research excellence devoted to the formal ontology. ICFO was created in February 2015 and is affiliated at Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Administration and Social Sciences, Poland. For more general information about the Center visit our Aims, Program Council, Members, Publications, Research collaborators  and Research Groups. continue reading →

Warsaw Spacetime Conference 2020 (WSC2020)

The conference goal is to bring together philosophers and physicists interested in the conceptual issues surrounding spacetime physics broadly construed, from classical mechanics to quantum gravity. The topics of interest include (but are not limited to): - The ontology of spacetime from classical mechanics to general relativity and beyond. - Recent theoretical developments in the field of quantum gravity. - Approaches to quantization in shape space physics. - Black hole physics and its philosophical implications. - Historical aspects of the development of spacetime theories. - General relativity and particle physics: unification perspectives. -…continue reading →
The book on Contemporary Polish Ontology has been published

The book on Contemporary Polish Ontology has been published

This book is a collection of articles authored by Polish ontologists living and working in the early part of the 21st century. Harking back to the well-known Polish Lvov-Warsaw School, founded by Kazimierz Twardowski, we try to make our ontological considerations as systematically rigorous and clear as possible – i.e. to the greatest extent feasible, but also no more than the subject under consideration itself allows for. (more…)
The book on Category Theory in Physics, Mathematics, and Philosophy has been published

The book on Category Theory in Physics, Mathematics, and Philosophy has been published

This book shows that the categorical ontology could serve as a basis for bonding mathematics, physics, and philosophy Category theory is a new formal ontology that shifts the main focus from objects to processes. The book approaches formal ontology in the original sense put forward by the philosopher Edmund Husserl, namely as a science that deals with entities that can be exemplified in all spheres and domains of reality. It is a dynamic, processual, and non-substantial ontology in which all entities can be treated as transformations, and in which objects are merely the sources and aims of these transformations. (more…)
Workshop on Topological Ontology

Workshop on Topological Ontology

International Workshop on Topological Ontology to be held on February 11-12, 2020, at the University of the Basque Country, UPV/EHU, Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain. Geometry has played an important role in philosophy ever since the time of Plato. (more…)