• 快讯 INFORMATION AND INFORMATION-PROCESSING IN SCIENCE: BIOLOGY, PHYSICS, AND BRAIN & COGNITIVE SCIENCES

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    发布时间:2016-05-10
    General Information This workshop will bring together philosophers and scientists to discuss the role and uses of information and representation in physics, biology and the cognitive sciences. What are the explanatory roles of ‘information’ and ‘representation’ in theories in physics, biology and cognitive science? What is the relation amongst probability, entropy and information as well as between information and representation? Is it theoretically useful to aim at single, all encompassing theories of information and representation (one size fits all)? Addressing these questions in a single workshop is especially important in view of the central roles ‘information’ and ‘representation’ play in different disciplines and sciences.
  • 快讯 INFORMATION AND INFORMATION-PROCESSING IN SCIENCE: WORKSHOP PROGRAMME

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    发布时间:2016-05-10
    Monday, 30 May At Tel Aviv University (Gilman Building, Hall 496) INFORMATION IN BIOLOGY 9:45-10:00 Welcome Remarks José Brunner, Head, Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science & Ideas 10:00-11:00 Michael Lachmann (Santa Fe Institute) Information in Evolution http://edelstein.huji.ac.il/?p=1196#unique-identifier 11:00-12:00 Ulrich Stegmann (University of Aberdeen and Utrecht University) Do Animal Signals Have Derived Content? 12:00-12:30 Coffee Break 12:30-13:30 Irun R. Cohen (Weizmann Institute of Science) An Informational View of the Evolution of Living Systems 13:30-14:45 Lunch Break 14:45-15:45 Dan Zakay (Tel Aviv University and IDC Herzeliya) Time as Information to the Cognitive and Meta–Cognitive Systems 15:45-16:45 Rosa Cao (New York University) Functional Specialization, Substrate Independence, and the Explanatory Role of Information Tuesday, 31 May At the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (34, Jabotinsky Street) INFORMATION IN PHYSICS 9:15-10:15 Olimpia Lombardi (CONICET – Universidad de Buenos Aires) Interpreting the Concept of Information 10:15-11:15 Yemima Ben-Menahem (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) The PBR Theorem: Whose Side Is It On? 11:15-11:30 Coffee Break 11:30-12:30 Daniel Rohrlich (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) Thermodynamics and the Measure of Entanglement 12:30-14:00 Lunch Break 14:00-15:00 Orly Shenker (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Entropy: Information versus Probability 15:00-16:00 Israel Belfer (Bar-Ilan University, STS Program) Bit by Bit: The Role of Information in Physics 16:00-16:15 Coffee Break 16:15-17:15 Open Discussion on Information in Biology and Physics Wednesday, 1 June At the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute (34, Jabotinsky Street) INFORMATION IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE Pt. 1 9:30-10:30 Gualtiero Piccinini (University of Missouri, St. Louis) Nonnatural Representation 10:30-11:30 Mark Sprevak (The University of Edinburgh) Information and Representation in Probabilistic Models of Cognition 11:30-12:00 Coffee Break 12:00-13:00 Oron Shagrir (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) No Computation without Representation 13:00-14:30 Lunch Break 14:30-15:30 Ayelet N. Landau (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Temporal Structure in Perception and Attention 15:30-16:30 Nir Fresco (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) and Eva Jablonka (Tel Aviv University) From Information to Representation: A Teleological Approach 16:30-16:45 Coffee Break 16:45-17:45 Ronald J. Planer (University of Kentucky) Evolving a Language of Thought Thursday, 2 June At the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Edmond J. Safra Campus/Givat Ram, Beit Belgia) INFORMATION IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE Pt. 2 9:30-10:30 Haim Sompolinsky (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Information and Representation in Theories of Brain Sensory Processing 10:30-11:30 Fred Adams (University of Delaware) From information to Cognition 11:30-12:00 Coffee Break 12:00-13:00 Aaron Sloman (University of Birmingham) What’s information? An Answer from Physics, Biology, Mind-Science and Philosophy
  • 快讯 Mind, madness and melancholia: Ideas and institutions in psychiatry from classical antiquity to the present

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    发布时间:2016-05-10
    about this event This conference will entertain and educate, exploring mental health through the eyes of the ancient world, and taking a tour through history. It will include highlights by Professor Julian Hughes such as “If only the ancients had DSM 5, all would have been clear.” Additionally, the well-known author of several books on the history of psychiatry, Professor Andrew Scull, Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Science Studies University of California, will be joining us from San Diego. Professor Glen Most, Professor of Ancient Greek, Scuola Normale, Pisa, Italy and Professor at the Committee on Social Thought Chicago Univeristy is another notable speaker. The aims and objectives for this meeting are to: •Understand the way psychiatry was seen through the eyes of the Ancient, Arab and early modern world •Understand the development of the specialty of Psychiatry in the context of prevailing culture •Explore the history of ideas about mental illness and develop an awareness of our own position in the arc of the history of psychiatry •Critically examine the current state and future of psychiatry and its institutions This event is part of the "Psychiatry in dialogue with neuroscience medicine and society" series and is being held in associated with the Royal College of Psychiatrists History of Psychiatry Special Interest Group. please note: Pre registration is required to attend the annual dinner which will follow the meeting.
  • 快讯 科学技术史研究院2016年第五期《科技史论坛》通知

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    发布时间:2016-05-10
    时间:5月11日(周三)下午三点 地点:科学技术史研究院学术报告厅 报告人及题目: 齐溶青:科技考古辨识 吴东铭:清太祖朝阿布泰史事考述 望您届时参加! 科学技术史研究院研究生会学术部
  • 快讯 Call for Papers: The 8th Tensions of Europe Conference Athens, 7-10 September 2017

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    发布时间:2016-04-29
    1st Call for Papers The 8th Tensions of Europe Conference Athens, 7-10 September 2017 Conference Theme: Borders and Technology The 8th Tensions of Europe Conference will have as its main theme the history of borders and technology. We invite papers studying the history of the relationship between national borders and transnational infrastructures, hidden technological linking and delinking that reinforced or challenged border delineations and demarcations, the relationship between borders and technologically-induced environmental crises and disasters, the virtualization of borders and the territories that they contain through the use of electronic and related technologies, geopolitics and technology, the redefinition of borders due to the use of technology (and vice versa), all the way from the production to the circulation and use of goods and commodities. One central aim is to cross-fertilize between disciplines and we therefore invite contributions from a wide variety of historical disciplines as well as fromfields like Migration and Border Studies, Migration History, Mobility History, etc, especially in connection to borders and migrations from, to and within Europe. Themes that fall under the general agenda of the Tensions of Europe network are very welcomed (e.g. transnational histories of technology, history of European infrastructures and networks, environment and technology, the democracy-technology relationship, conflicting interests and technology, technology and hidden integration, technology and culture, gender and technology, technology and ethnicity, technology and disability). Tensions of Europe has a long tradition of fostering alternative meeting formats. We encourage proposals for non-traditional sessions with different formats and new ideas (e.g. round tables, agenda-building sessions, brainstorm sessions, break-out groups with assignments, poster discussion, film discussion, event-based sessions). As long as quality can be demonstrated, the program committee will not prioritize between formats. By quality we mean suggestions that promise constructive, stimulating and engaging discussion. We invite scholars from all relevant fields to submit proposal to: 8toe2017@phs.uoa.gr by 15 February 2017 All proposals should include a title, short abstract, the academic title and affiliation of the applicant(s) and a short bio. Please name your file with your surname. Abstracts for individual papers and posters should be no more than 300 words. For panels, we ask for a description of the theme of the panel (max 300 words) together with shorter abstracts (max 150 words) of the individual papers. If you wish to suggest a presentation of a different format, please use these word limits as guidelines. We will inform applicants by April 1st 2017 whether their contribution has been accepted. A second call for papers with information about keynote speakers will be distributed by the end of 2016. Conference website: http://8toe2017.phs.uoa.gr/ Welcome to Athens in September 2017! Aristotle Tympas (Chair of the Organizing Committee) Division of History of Science and Technology Department of Philosophy and History of Science School of Science National and Kapodistrian University of Athens The Tensions of Europe conference is organized biennially. Tensions of Europe is an interdisciplinary community of scholars who study the shaping of Europe by paying attention to the role of technology and material culture. It welcomes fruitful interaction between historians of technology and scholars who study technology from all other fields of the humanities and the social sciences (http://www.tensionsofeurope.eu). The 8th Tensions of Europe Conference will be co-organized by the Division of History of Science and Technology, Department of Philosophy and History of Science, School of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (http://www.phs.uoa.gr/hst/) and the Foundation for the History of Technology (http://www.histech.nl/www/en/), which is hosted by the Eindhoven University of Technology.