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Konferencja „Ochrona danych w badaniach naukowych”

31.10.2019
Zakład Badań nad Etyką Zawodową w Instytucie Filozofii UJ wraz z Interdyscyplinarnym Centrum Etyki UJ i Polskim Towarzystwem Bioetycznym organizują w dniach 28-30 listopada 2019 konferencję pt. „Ochrona danych w badaniach naukowych”. Celem tej konferencji ma być przedyskutowanie złożonych problemów prawa do prywatności i do ochrony danych osobowych, jakie napotykają badacze w różnych dziedzinach nauki.
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BIOUNCERTAINTY project reseach seminar: Jeroen Hopster (Universität Graz) „Climate Possibilities and Precautionary Principles”

18.10.2019
There are different kinds of uncertainties involved in climate science and policy. In this talk I distinguish between some of them, and reflect on their ethical implications. Specifically, I reflect on the question of whether there is a need, in the context of climate science, to advance so-called possibilistic scenario’s. What are possibilistic scenarios? Are they distinct from probabilistic predictions? And what is their relevance for precautionary principles?
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BIOUNCERTAINTY project research seminar: Konrad Rudnicki (University of Antwerp) „The Liar lied. Experimental investigation of the Liar paradox”

18.10.2019
Experimental investigation of the Liar paradox”: A psychophysiological experiment was conducted to test the predictions of the virtual entailment principle proposed by Jean Buridan to resolve the Liar paradox. This principle states that every sentence in natural language implicitly asserts its own truth. Adopting this principle means that the Liar sentence is not paradoxical but false, because its content is contradictory to what is virtually implied. As a result, humans should perceive the Liar sentence the same way as any other false sentence. This solution to the Liar paradox received criticism for making ad hoc claims about the natural language. However, thanks to modern advancements in psychophysiology, it became possible to empirically investigate if the human brain really perceives the Liar sentence like a false sentence. We designed and conducted an experiment to examine brain activity in response to true sentences, false sentences and self-referential sentences (including the Liar and the Truthteller). Our results provide support for the Buridan’s hypothesis and show that the Liar sentence is processed by the human brain identically to false sentences, while the Truthteller sentence is perceived identically to true sentences. This agrees with predictions derived from the virtual entailment principle and supports the idea that humans think with the logic of truth—a logic for which the truth is a designated value of its adequate semantics.​
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Research seminar - Pierrick Bourrat (Macquarie University, University of Sydney) - Overview of the emergence and evolution of religion from a Darwinian perspective

08.10.2019
We have the pleasure to invite You for yet another research seminar in the ‘BIOUNCERTAINTY’ research project organized with the Department of Philosophy of Natural Sciences of the Jagiellonian University. The subject of the seminar is ‘Overview of the emergence and evolution of religion from a Darwinian perspective’ and it will be delivered by Pierrick Bourrat from Macquarie University and University of Sydney. The seminar will take place on Thursday, 10th of October, at 5:30pm in room 25 of the Institute of Philosophy, 52 Grodzka Street. Pierrick Bourrat acquired his PhD in the philosophy of biology at the University of Sydney in May 2015. His interests include the interplay of biological and cultural evolution and the evolution of religious beliefs.
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Events in the Philosophy of Language and Mind

01.10.2019
Section of Logical Rhetoric and the Jagiellonian Centre for Law, Language, and Philosophy would like to invite everyone interested in the topic to participate in a series of lectures in the philosophy of language and mind, as well as to workshops in the philosophy of language.

Cracow 3rd Series of Lectures in the Philosophy of Language: Francois Recanati (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)

21 May 2018, 2:30 p.m., Room 25 - Speech Acts
22 May 2018, 2:30 p.m., Room 25 - Direct Reference
23 May 2018, 2:30 p.m., Room 25 - Contextualism and Compositionality

Workshop "Context and Content: From Language to Thought", 24 May 2018
invited speakers: Francois Recanati (Institut Jean Nicod, Paris), Joanna Odrowąż-Sypniewska (Warsaw University), Michael Murez (Université de Nantes)

Cracow 4th Series of Lectures in the Philosophy of Language: Michael Murez (Université de Nantes)

29 May 2018, 2:30 p.m., Room 28 - Michael Murez: Mental Files: An Introduction
29 May 2018, 7:00 o.m., Room 28 - Michael Murez: Mental Files: Challenges and New Directions

If you would like to participate in the events, please contact Prof. Katarzyna Kijania-Placek at: katarzyna.kijania-placek@uj.edu.pl.
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