Two Days Workshop: Philosophical Perspectives on
Understanding Quantum Mechanics

8-9 October, 2009, CLEA, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Brussels

Pleinlaan 2 · B-1050 Brussel

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PROGRAM

Thursday 8 October from 16.00 to 19.00 in the Promotiezaal D.2.01

16.00 – 17.00

The SCOP-formalism: an operational approach to quantum mechanics

Bart D’Hooghe

Center Leo Apostel (CLEA) and Foundations of the Exact Sciences (FUND)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

17.00 – 18.00

Quantum Mechanics, Contextuality and Correlations as Actual Elements of Physical Reality

Christian de Ronde

Center Leo Apostel (CLEA) and Foundations of the Exact Sciences (FUND)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

18.00 – 19.00

The whisper and the rage. An essay in humanism

Wim Christiaens
Center Leo Apostel

Friday 9 October from 13.00 to 19.00 in the lokaal E.0.06 and D.0

13.00 – 14.00

Who understands the turtle that stands under the quantum world?

Sven Aerts

Center Leo Apostel (CLEA) and Foundations of the Exact Sciences (FUND)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

14.00 – 15.00

Analyzing passion at a distance: progress in experimental metaphysics?

Michiel Seevinck

Center for History and Foundations of Science, Utrecht University

15.00 – 16.00

Reverse Epistemology and Quantum Measurement: an Outline of the Approach

Karin Verelst

Center Leo Apostel (CLEA) and Foundations of the Exact Sciences (FUND)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

16.00 – 17.00

Coffee break

17.00 – 18.00

Reflective Metaphysics : Understanding Quantum Mechanics from a Kantian Standpoint

Michel Bitbol

Centre de Recherche en Épistémologie Appliquée
CNRS/Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France

18.00 – 19.00

The world according to quantum mechanics: a matter of perspective

Dennis Dieks

Center for History and Foundations of Science, Utrecht University

Organized by: Christian de Ronde, Sven Aerts and Diederik Aerts

Contact: cderonde@vub.ac.be