Call for participation: Conference "Simulation and thought experiment", 8-9 June 2017, Geneva

Simulation and thought experiment
8-9 June 2017, University of Geneva
Uni Bastions – room B214
Rue de Candolle 5, 1205 Genève

Detailed info:
Simulations and thought experiments are used across scientific disciplines to produce and explore new theories, explanatory hypotheses and arguments that may guide us to new experiments and ultimately to new knowledge.
The goal of the conference is to explore simulation and thought experiment from the perspectives of philosophy of science, epistemology and philosophy of mind. A close analysis of these notions, their similarities and differences will provide a basis for their accurate deployment in scientific reasoning.
The conference is an activity of the Geneva Centre for Philosophy of Science ( and the DFG-SNSF research unit ‘What if?' (
    Margherita Arcangeli, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
    Anouk Barberousse, Université Paris-Sorbonne, IHPST
    Claus Beisbart, Universität Bern
    Rawad El Skaf, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, IHPST
    Stephan Hartmann, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, MCMP
    Nenad Miscevic, Central European University, Budapest
    Gualtiero Piccinini, University of Missouri – St. Louis
    Michael Stuart, London School of Economics, CPNSS

Michal Hladky, University of Geneva    
Guillaume Schlaepfer, University of Geneva
Marcel Weber, University of Geneva
With the support of:
    University of Geneva
    Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
    Fondation Mlle Marie Gretler
    DFG-SNSF Research Unit “What-if?”

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