Bogota, July 21-23, 2009.
Universidad de los Andes
- To think how science is made and its implications has played an important role in the development of science itself.
- Traditional areas of this study have been the philosophy of mathematics, of physics and of biology.
- Curiously enough, although Chemistry is as mature a science as the former three, and probably has had the most influence in the creation of our contemporary world, scarce philosophical activity about chemistry has been done and only recently have appeared two international journals on the topic: HYLE and Foundations of Chemistry. In both of them the Latin American presence is still incipient.
- For these reasons, scientists of various nationalities, including Colombians, have decided to promote the philosophical discussion in Chemistry.
- Accordingly, we have considered important and convenient to organise in Colombia a symposium on the topic, in which worldwide leaders on the Philosophy of Chemistry show the recent advances in the area, the most recent discussions and the frontier themes to be studied in the future.
- It is a pleasure to announce the participation of two of the leaders in the field of Philosophy of Chemistry: Joachim Schummer and Eric Scerri, editors of HYLE and Foundations of Chemistry, respectively.
José L. Villaveces, Vicerrector de investigaciones, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia
Guillermo Restrepo, Laboratorio de química teórica, Universidad de Pamplona, Pamplona, Colombia
Tuesday 21st July
|9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Welcome and inauguration, by
- Wolfram Baumann, Head of the Chemistry Department, Universidad de los Andes
- José L. Villaveces, Vicerrector for Research, Universidad de los Andes
|| Coffee break
Inaugural session, Joachim Schummer, chair
General session, Andrés Bernal, chair
Wednesday 22nd July
General session, Eric Scerri, chair
General session, Guillermo Restrepo, chair
Panel discussion, José L. Villaveces, chair
||Topic: Why philosophy of chemistry?
Thursday 23rd July
Panel discussion, Eugenio J. Llanos, chair
||Topic: Trends in philosophy of chemistry
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