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…)
Is logic a physical variable?

Is logic a physical variable?

The Krakow Methodological Conferences have a long tradition dating back to early 1990s. Their aim is to engage researchers into an interdisciplinary discussion on fundamental problems in science and philosophy. The 23rd edition will be devoted to the role of logic in natural sciences from the perspective of category theory. IMPORTANT DATES Abstracts submission deadline: 1st October, 2019 Notification: 15th October, 2019 Conference: 7th-9th November, 2019 Full Paper submission deadline: 31st December, 2019 Organizers Copernicus Foundation Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies of the Jagiellonian University International Center for Formal Ontology, Faculty of Administration…continue reading →

“Technoscientific Research” has been published!

A book by Roman Z. Morawski entitled Technoscientific Research: Methodological and Ethical Aspects has just been published. Unlike the bulk majority of texts on philosophy of science and research ethics, authored by professional philosophers, this book has been written by a research practitioner for research practitioners. It is distinctive by integrative approach to methodological and ethical issues related to research practice, by emphasising issues related to mathematical modelling and measurement, as well as by attempted application of engineering design methodology to moral decision making. It is also distinctive by a considerable number (over…continue reading →
International Workshop on Computational Modelling

International Workshop on Computational Modelling

On 14 May 2019 the first edition of the workshop “Computational Modelling” will be held at Warsaw University of Technology, organised by the International Center for Formal Ontology (Faculty of Administration and Social Sciences, Warsaw University of Technology). The workshop will comprise six papers, which will be delivered by scholars from various academic centres in Poland and abroad. Topics will include concepts of computation (digital and other) as well as the properties of specific computational models (of human cognitive functions and dysfunctions and of ethical knowledge). Organizers: Paula Quinon (ICFO, WUT) Hajo Greif (ICFO, WUT) Paweł Stacewicz (ICFO, WUT) More…continue reading →