International Conference 2012


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Date Presenter Title and Abstract
Friday, September 21 Jan C. Schmidt

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

J. Britt Holbrook

University of North Texas

Michael Hoffmann

Georgia Tech

Robert Frodeman

University of North Texas

Workshop Introduction
Saturday, September 22 J. Britt Holbrook

Univ. of North Texas

Michael Hoffmann

Georgia Tech

Discussion of the questions before us
Steve Fuller

University of Warwick

Does interdisciplinarity promise to increase or decrease the global storehouse of unused knowledge?
Jan C. Schmidt

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

Problem-oriented Interdisciplinarity: a Critique of the Knowledge System?
Robert Frodeman

University of North Texas

Dedisciplining Philosophy
Rene von Schomberg

European Commission

Philosophers and their potential role in scientific and public debate on the acquisition of new knowledge and emerging technologies
Stephan Lingner

Europäische Akademie

Science, technology and society – perspectives for interdisciplinarity
Richard Beecroft

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

The Didactics of Technology Assessment – Contributions from Philosophy of Education for Interdisciplinary Scientific Policy Advice
Kathryn Plaisance

University of Waterloo

Philosophers of Science as Interactional Experts
Hanne Andersen

Aarhus University

Epistemic dependence and cooperative activity in interdisciplinary research
Kyle Whyte

Michigan State University

Can Philosophy Contribute to Cooperative Extension?
Machiel Keestra

University of Amsterdam

Reflective equilibrium as a process and coherence as an aim – philosophy’s modest but important role for interdisciplinarity.
Nicola Erny

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

Cognitive Enhancement / Neuroenhancement as an Interdisciplinary Problem.
Karsten Weber

Brandenburg University of Technology

Computer Simulations, the Future, and Philosophy of Science – A Complex and Complicated Relationship
Sunday, September 23 Robert Frodeman

Univ. of North Texas

Jan C. Schmidt

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

Discussion of questions before us
Philipp W.Balsiger

University of Nürnberg

Philosophizing on Philosophy
Michael Hoffmann

Georgia Tech

What exactly does it mean to address “real-world problems”?
Wolfgang Krohn

University of Bielefeld

Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker and the Relevance of his Philosophy to the Relevance of Interdisciplinary Philosophy
Anne Françoise Schmid

Ecole des Mines de Paris

How does philosophy itself need to change for being able to contribute to real-world problems?
Joerg Chet Tremmel

University of Tübingen

Philosophers are from Venus, Social Scientists are from Mars. How Can Their Normative-Empirical Dialogue in Justice Research Work?
Andrew Light

George Mason University

A Productive Philosophy for the Global Equity Debates in Climate Diplomacy
Michael O’Rourke

Michigan State University

Stephen Crowley

Boise State University

What might ‘integration’ be? What using philosophical interventions to facilitate disciplinary integration can teach us about the notion of ‘common ground’
David A. Stone

Northern Illinois University

Taking a transdisciplinary philosophical approach to Interdisciplinarity.
J. Britt Holbrook

University of North Texas

Is interdisciplinarity necessary for transformative research?
Sophia Efstathiou

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Zara Mirmalek

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

If interdisciplinarity is the answer: What are the problems?
Birgit Benzig / Uta Eser

Nurtingen-Geislingen University

Consulting biodiversity policies: How ethics can improve communication
Adam Briggle

University of North Texas

Metrics for a De-Disciplined Philosophy