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 →

Memorandum of Understanding between ICFO and MCMP

In April 2019, it was signed Memorandum of Understanding between International Center for Formal Ontology (ICFO) and Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP). Based on the mutual wish to establish the fruitful cooperation both Institutions confirmed their wish to enter into the Memorandum of Understanding on education and research collaboration. The Institutions agreed to develop the joint activities to address issues of mutual interest, designed to foster and promote collaboration in the field of education, research and capacity through the following activities: 1. Joint Research collaborations. 2. Exchange of faculty, teachers and academic…continue reading →

In cooperation with the Academia Europaea, the ICFO invites you to an open and interdisciplinary seminar entitled Philosophy and Mathematics. The seminar will take place in Wrocław on October 5, 2018. Participants will reflect on what divides and connects contemporary philosophy and mathematics. On Saturday, October 6th, there will be a panel discussion entitled Mathematics, Philosophy and Mathematical Philosophy. The panel will be attended by conference speakers. (more…)
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 →