Phenomenological Approaches to Physics

Sept 26 - 28, 2019. 

Stony Brook University, USA

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

"Quantum Mechanics: Paradigm or Ontology of Nature?"

Thursday, September 26: Subject, Object, and Relational Ontology.

 

8:00 – 8:30. Registration and convening.

 

8:30 – 8:45. Welcome Address by Robert Crease and SPPS.

 

8:45 – 10:15. Keynote address: Harald Wiltsche (Linköping University, Sweden), “Description, Intentionality, and Symbolic Construction. Phenomenology and the Scientific Realism Debate.”

 

10:15 – 10:30. Break.

 

10:30 – 11:30. Quentin Ruyant (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico), “On the Relationship between Stances and Formulations in Quantum Mechanics.”

 

11:30 – 12:30. Prasenjit Biswas (North-Eastern Hill University, India), “Indeterminacy and Underdetermination in Quantum Interpretations: The Possibility of a Knowing Subject.”

 

12:30 – 1:30. Mohammed Sanduk (University of Surrey, UK), “Is the complex function a phenomenon?”

 

1:30 – 2:45. Lunch break. 

 

2:45 – 4:15. Keynote address: Michael Epperson (California State University, Sacramento, USA), “Subject, Object, and Ontological Process in Quantum Mechanics.”

 

4:15 – 4:30. Break.

 

4:30 – 5:15. Zhen Liang (DePaul University, USA), “Bohr, Heisenberg, and Whitehead: towards a Reconception of Matter as Process in Quantum Mechanics.”

 

5:15 – 6:15. Alicja Pietras (University of Silesia, Poland), “Processual and Relational Ontology as a Proposal for Physics.”

 

6:30. Welcome Reception at HICS.

 

Friday, September 27. Lifeworld, Language, and Techne. 

 

8:30 – 8:45. Registration and convening. 

 

8:45 – 10:15. Keynote address: Michel Bitbol (École Normale Supérieure, France), "Is the life-world reduction sufficient in quantum physics?"

 

10:15 – 10:30. Break.

 

10:30 – 11:15. Gregor Bös (King’s College London, UK), “Does a conservative reading of Husserl’s lifeworld lead to instrumentalism?”

 

11:15 – 12:00. Kevin Mager (Loyola University Chicago, USA), “Heisenbergian Explanation and Husserlian Evidence: Ontological Significance in Idealized Language.”

 

12:00 – 1:00. Arezoo Islami (San Fransciso State University, USA), “On the Constitution of Modern Physics: A Phenomenological Approach.”

 

1:00 – 2:15. Lunch break.

 

2:15 – 3:15. Tina Bilban (Institute Nova Revija, Slovenia), “Informational Foundations of Quantum Theory: Critical Reconsideration from the Point of View of a Phenomenologist.”

 

3:15 – 4:15. Val Dusek (University of New Hampshire, USA), “Crisis in Physics and Return to Origins: Heisenberg, Heidegger, and the Presocratics.”

 

4:15 – 4:30. Break.

 

4:30 – 5:15. Paul Goldberg (Boston University, USA), “Heidegger’s Technological Conception of Quantum Physics.” 

 

5:15 – 6:15. Damiano Sacco (Institute for Cultural Inquiry Berlin, Germany), “Shifting Presence: The Contribution to and from Heidegger.” 

 

Saturday, September 28. Measurement, Perception, and Belief.

 

8:30 – 8:45. Registration and convening. 

 

8:45 – 9:45. Jacques Pienaar (University of Massachusetts Boston, USA) “QBism: Inter-subjective Objectivity from Subjective Reality.”

 

9:45 – 10:30. Philipp Berghofer (University of Graz, Austria), “Participatory Realism: Phenomenological Motifs in Wheeler and QBism.”

 

10:30 – 10:45. Break.

 

10:45 – 11:30. Laura de la Tremblaye (École Normale Supérieure, France), "QBism: A Way to Consider Quantum Mechanics Phenomenologically." 

 

11:30 – 12:30. Urban Kordeš (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia), “What are the measurement characteristics of the reflective act?”

 

12:30 – 1:30. Philip Goyal (SUNY Albany, USA), “Persistence and Nonpersistence as Complementary Models of Identical Quantum Particles.”

 

1:30 – 2:30. Lunch break.

 

2:30 – 3:15. Pablo Pellegrini (Università degli Studi di Trento, Italy), “Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenological Perspective on Quantum Mechanics.”

 

3:15 – 4:00. Baxter Jephcott (Stony Brook University, USA), “On the Convergences between Simondon’s Theory of Ontogenesis and the De Broglie-Bohm Interpretation of Quantum Theory.”

 

4:00. End conference.

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