3rd Summer School on Argumentation: Computational and Linguistic Perspectives

3rd Summer School on Argumentation: Computational and Linguistic Perspectives

The Third Summer School on Argumentation: Computational and Linguistic Perspectives (SSA 2018) is a part of Warsaw Argumentation Week (WAW 2018), and will be held from 6th to 16th September 2018 at the Warsaw University of Technology. WAW 2018 includes COMMA 2018, themed COMMA workshops, and the 16th ArgDiaP conference and workshops with the possibility of reducing registration fees in the case of registering for more than one WAW event. It is the third event in the series of Summer Schools on Argumentation, the first Summer School on Argumentation took place at the University of Dundee in 2014 in the UK, the second took place at the University…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, History  and Program Council. continue reading →
Category Theory in Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy

Category Theory in Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy

What is the role of category theory (in brief CT) in physics, mathematics and philosophy? Is CT just a useful language of some parts of mathematics and theoretical physics or are categories new structures that are important for these fields? How can categories be used in modern physics? What is the role of CT in the philosophy of mathematics? Is CT a new foundation of mathematics or is it a kind of organization of mathematics? Is the arrow-ontology of CT a new kind of ontology? The conference will address the questions mentioned above…continue reading →

ICFO Mentoring Program

ICFO supports international PhD/habilitation and awarding procedures in formal ontology. If you are preparing a doctoral or habilitation thesis in formal ontology, have original research ideas and a good body of academic work and are looking for an advisor who could become your mentor and support you, then the ICFO mentoring program is for you. In this program we will help you make contact with prominent formal ontologists who provide advice and support in research work to candidates. What do we require from a successful candidate? Original formal ontology research ideas, boldness in…continue reading →

Strategic Cooperation Letter of Intent

On February 8, 2016, a Strategic Cooperation Letter of Intent was signed between the Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Science, with its registered office in Warsaw, ul. Nowy Świat 69, represented by the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Warsaw, Prof. Dr. Habil. Krzysztof Koseła, and the International Center for Formal Ontology, with its registered office in Warsaw, Pl. Politechniki 1, represented by the Director of the International Centre for Formal Ontology, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Habil. Mirosław Szatkowski.continue reading →
Quo vadis, Metaphysics?

Quo vadis, Metaphysics?

The old philosophical discipline of metaphysics – after having been pronounced dead by many – has enjoyed a significant revival within the last thirty years, due to the application of the methods of Analytical Philosophy. To this revival, the outstanding American metaphysician Peter van Inwagen has significantly contributed. At the conference, papers can – but not necessarily have to – consider aspects of van Inwagen’s metaphysical positions: on material beings, freedom of the will, the problem of evil, existence, identity, modality, etc. With or without connection to van Inwagen’s work, the conference will…continue reading →