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Durham University

Department of Philosophy

Heidegger and Science Workshop

Heidegger and Science Workshop: Contemporary Dialogues in the Philosophy of Science

Registration is now open for the Heidegger and Science workshop on Friday 25th September, Durham University. Registration is £5 and includes lunch on the day as well as tea and coffee.

To register please follow this link:

Deadline for registration is Monday 21st September.


Friday 25th September 2015

Leech Hall, St John’s College, Durham University

9:30 – 17:00

The aim of this workshop is to critically assess the significance of Heidegger's thought for contemporary philosophy of science. Typically, Heidegger has been presented as offering only a post-modernist critique of the scientific world-view. However, Heidegger’s thought, in particular his hermeneutic phenomenology, has been positively applied to a number of issues central to the philosophy of science including: the role of interpretation in scientific theory and practice; the relationship between technology and science; the interpretation of artificial intelligence and cognitive science; eco-feminism and environmental ethics more broadly construed; the sociological structures of scientific research communities and practices; philosophical issues in quantum theory; and scientific and hermeneutic realism. This workshop explores these contributions and evaluates their place within philosophy of science.

Confirmed speakers:

Adam Beck (London Metropolitan) – ‘Heidegger, Carnap, Gödel and Nothing Else’

Trish Glazebrook (Washington State) – ‘Climate Justice and the Mathematization of Nature’

Denis McManus (Southampton) – ‘Being in the world and the view from nowhere’

Joseph Rouse (Wesleyan) - ‘Lawfulness, Natural Necessity, and Heideggerian Ontology’

Further Information

For any questions concerning the workshop, please contact the organiser Harry Lewendon-Evans at

The workshop was made possible by the generous support of the Department of Philosophy, Durham University, the Aristotelian Society, the Mind Association and the British Society for the Philosophy of Science.

This workshop supports BPA/SWIP Good Practice and the Gendered Conference Campaign.