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The following information is also available on the web site

http://www.uni-konstanz.de/FuF/Philo/Philosophie/PittsburghKonstanzColl.html

> Fifth Meeting of the
> Pittsburgh-Konstanz-
> Colloquium in the
> Philosophy of Science
>                                                                  *****
>  Limits of Science:
> Philosophical Problems
>  in the Neurosciences
>
> University of Konstanz
> Konstanz, Germany
> May 26-29, 1999
>
> Wednesday, May 17
>
> 9:15                      Opening Ceremony
>
> 9:30-11:00            Opening Lecture: Consciousness - A Neurological
> Perspective
>
>                       Speaker: Paul Schönle (Medicine, Kliniken Schmieder
> Allensbach and U. of Konstanz)
>                       Commentator: Peter Machamer (Hist. and Philos. Of
> Science, Pittsburgh)
>
> 11:00-1:00            Origin and Development of Neuroscience
>
>                       Speaker: Olaf Breidbach (History of Science, U. of Jena)
>                       Commentator: Claude Debru (Hist. of Medicine, U. of
>                                                        Strasbourg)
>
> 1:00                      Lunch
>
> 2:30-4:00             Theory Structure in Neuroscience
>
>                       Speaker: Valerie Hardcastle (Philosophy, Virginia
> Tech, Blacksburg)
>                       Commentator: Peter McLaughlin (Philosophy, U. of Konstanz)
>
> 4:30-6:00             On the Nature of Explanation in the Neurosciences
>
>
>                       Speaker: Antti Revonsuo (Philosophy, U. of Turku)
>                       Commentator: Ansgar Beckermann (Philosophy, U. of
> Bielefeld)
>
> Thursday, May 27
>
> 9:30-11:00              Causality and Explanation in the Neurosciences
>
>                     Speaker: Thomas Metzinger (Philosophy, Hanse-Kolleg, U.
> of Bremen, U. of San Diego)
>                     Commentator: Wolfgang Spohn (Philosophy, U. of Konstanz)
>
> 11:30-13:00             Evidence and Types of Data
>
>                     Speaker: James Bogen (Philosophy, Pitzer College and
> Claremont Graduate School)
>                     Commentator: Robert Olby (History and Philosophy of
> Science, U. of Pittsburgh)
>
> 13:00                   Lunch
>
> 2:30-4:00               The Explanatory Power and Limits of Simulation Models in the
>                                 Neurosciences
>
>                     Speaker: Holk Cruse (Biology, U. of Bielefeld)
>                     Commentator: Klaus Mainzer (Philosophy, U. of Augsburg)
>
> 6:00                Evening Lecture: A Pragmatic Definition of the State of Being Conscious
>                                 (Ernst Pöppel,  Medical Psychology, U. of Munich)
>
> Friday, May 28
>
> 9:30-11:00              The Meanings of Computation and Its Importance to
>                                 Neuroscience
>
>                     Speaker: Rick Grush (Philosophy, U. of Pittsburgh)
>                     Commentator: Bruce Buchanan (Computer Science, U. of
>                                  Pittsburgh)
>
> 11:30-1:00              Extrapolation from Animal Models
>                         Speaker: Kenneth Schaffner (Medicine and Philosophy, George
>                                  Washington University, Washington)
>                     Commentator: Juan Delius (Psychology, U. of Konstanz)
>
> 1:00                          Lunch
> 2:00                          Excursion
>
> Saturday, May 29
>
> 9:30-11:00              Discovering Mechanisms in Neuroscience
>
>                     Speakers: Carl Craver and Lindley Darden (Philosophy, U. of Maryland)
>                     Commentator: German Barrionuevo (Neuroscience, U. of
>                                 Pittsburgh)
>
> 11:30-13:00     The Relationship between Neuro-Physiological Mechanisms and
>                     Cognition
>                     Speaker: William Bechtel (Philosophy, Washington University,
>                                 St. Louis)
>                     Commentator: Charles Perfetti (Psychology, U. of Pittsburgh).
>
> 13:00               Closing Ceremony
>
>                           Lunch
>
> The Pittsburgh-Konstanz Colloquium in the Philosophy of Science is the
> joint undertaking of the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University
> of Pittsburgh and the Zentrum Philosophie und Wissenschaftstheorie at the
> Universität Konstanz. The colloquium consists of a series of biennial
> international conferences that alternate between Konstanz and Pittsburgh.
>
> Generous financial support from the German Academic Council Foundation
> (Germany) and from the Harvey & Leslie Wagner Endowment (U.S.A.) is
> gratefully acknowledged.
>
> The conference fee is DM 130 and DM 80 for students respectively. Four
> lunches and refreshments are included.
>
> Deadline for registration is April 29, 1999.
>
> There will be an excursion to the charterhouse Ittingen, Switzerland,
> followed by a dinner, which are not included in the conference fee. The
> price (drinks not included) is DM 80 (DM 55 for students respectively).
> Those planning to attend are requested to register in advance.
>
> The conference will take place at:
> Hotel-Restaurant
> Waldhaus Jakob
> Eichhornstraße 84
> D-78464 Konstanz
> Tel. ++49-7531-81000
> Fax ++49-7531-810067
> (no individual booking)
>
> Further information:
> Prof. Gereon Wolters
> Universität Konstanz
> Zentrum Philosophie
> und Wissenschaftstheorie
> Fach D-15
> D-78457 Konstanz
> Tel. ++49-7531-882636
>                         -882745
> Fax ++49-7531-882502
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>
> ---------------------------------
> Gereon Wolters
> Universitaet Konstanz
> FG Philosophie
> Fach D15
> D-78457 Konstanz
> Germany
>
> Tel.  ++49-7531-882745 (office)
> Fax             882502
> Tel.            62661 (home)

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