Conference on Philosophy of Science Today: Seven Perspectives 

XXV Conference on Contemporary Philosophy and Methodology of Science 

12 and 13 March 2020

University of a Coruña


Thursday, 12 March 2020 

Morning and afternoon

9:00 to 9:30 Reception of documentation.

9:45 Inauguration of the Conference. 

10:00 John Worrall (London School of Economics): “Philosophy of science meetsm edicine (again):  a clearer-sighted viewo f the virtues of blinding and of tests forb linding in clinical trials.” 

12:00 Donald Gillies (University College London) and Marco Gillies (Goldsmiths, University of London): “Artificial Intelligence andP hilosophy of Science from the 1990s to2 020.


5:00  Joe Roussos (Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm), Richard Bradley (London School  of Economics), and Roman Frigg (London School  of Economics): “ Environmental decision-making underu ncertainty.” 

7:00 Round Table: “Current Trends in Philosophy of Science and Prospective for the Near Future”, John Worrall, Philip Kitcher, Donald Gillies, Thomas Nickles, Maria Carla Galavotti, Theo Kuipers, and Roman Frigg.

Friday, 13 March 2020

Morning and afternoon

10:00 Maria Carla Galavotti (University of Bologna): “From Logical to Probabilistic Empricism.” 

12:00 Thomas Nickles (University of Nevada at Reno): “Whatever happened to the logic of discovery? From transparent logic to alien reasoning.”


5:00 Theo Kuipers (University of Groningen),“ The logic of qualitative progress in nomic , design, and explicative research.

7:00 Philip Kitcher (Columbia University, New York): “Scientific Progress and the Searchf or Truth.”

8:45 Closing Session. Delivery of Diplomas