Computational Modeling in Philosophy

Country: Germany

City: München

Abstr. due: 01.04.2018

Dates: 22.06.18 — 23.06.18

Area Of Sciences: Philosophy;

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Organizers: Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich


Computational models are an increasingly important tool in philosophy. They find application in diverse domains such as philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, political philosophy, and social epistemology. Computers allow us to model the evolution of language, individual thought processes, scientific communities, and opinion dynamics in much more sophisticated ways than previously possible. The models employed range from toy models to empirically parameterized representations of dynamical systems. Modelers draw on techniques from a number of areas, from agent-based modeling to artificial neural networks. Computational models contribute to philosophy by allowing for more explicit and rigorous thought experiments and by acting as a methodological bridge to the empirical sciences, for example. This conference aims to foster an exchange among leading researchers in the field concerning the foundations and applications of computational modeling within philosophy and beyond.

The conference is hosted by the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich.

Keynote Speakers

  • Remco Heesen, University of Cambridge
  • Johannes Marx, University of Bamberg
  • Cailin O’Connor, University of California, Irvine

Call for Papers

We invite the submission of a short abstract of 100 words and an extended abstract of roughly 750 – 1000 words (prepared as a PDF document) no later than 1 April 2018. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Belief and opinion dynamics
  • The emergence of norms
  • Philosophy of science of computational modeling
  • Emergence and complexity
  • Social Epistemology
  • Dynamics of social systems

To submit an abstract, visit the conference's EasyChair submission page:

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