Conferenza finale del progetto MIRRORS
Catania 21-22 settembre 2009
Via Tomaselli 31
International scholars who have accepted to cooperate with our research team.
Professor Sébastien Charles will collaborate on the topics concerning tolerance and dialogue between different cultures. Professor Charles has been deputy head of the Department of Theology, Ethichs and Philosophy (2002-04) at the University of Sherbrooke, Canada and he now teaches philosophy at the same university. Professor Charles coordinates a project funded by the Canadian Government (1 600 $) on cultural exchanges and in 2005-6 he was in charge of a project of scientific cooperation between several universities on then topic of tolerance and the dialogue between the North and the South of the world. His main scientific interests include Modern Philosophy, contemporary French Philosophy, Social and Politic Philosophy.
Prof. Eleonora Montuschi will collaborate on subjects concerning descriptive models of scientific practice. Prof. Eleonora Montuschi is Deputy Director at the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, LSE, London (since 2001), Visiting Fellow at the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method, LSE (since 2001) Part-time visiting lecturer, Department of Science and Technology Studies, UCL, 15 london (2006-2007). She is Referee for the Journal of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science,the British Journal of Sociology and the Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. Her areas of interest cover Philosophy of social science: objectivity of science/social science; Philosophy of science: scientific evidence; Methodological and epistemological aspects of anthropology, sociology, history and historiography, human geography, psychoanalysis, economics;History of Philosophy: Francis Bacon; Moral philosophy: applied ethics; Epistemology.
Professor Thomas Nickles who collaborates on the topic of research policies in the US. Professor Nickles is Professor of Philosophy, Joseph N. Crowley Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the Department of Philosophy, University of Nevada, Reno, USA. His research interests are: general methodology of science, esp. scientific discovery, heuristics, problem solving, reduction, explanation, models of scientific change; evolutionary epistemology (e.g., consequences of Darwinian selectionist mechanisms), philosophy of cognitive science, philosophy of biology; science, technology, & society; pragmatism & naturalistic philosophy of science, e.g., sources of normativity and intentionality.
Professor Silvano Tagliagambe collaborates on topics concerning didactics of science at the academic and high school level. Professor Tagliagambe is Full Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Sassari, Department of Architecture.From September 1994 to June 2000 Professor Tagliagambe was Vice-Director of the CRS4 (Centro di Ricerca, Sviluppo, Studi Superiori in) whose Director was the Nobel Prize winner Professor Carlo Rubbia. In 1997 the Italian Government and the Department for ducation assigned the Center several tasks such as: projecting and realizing interactive educational applications for high schools; coordinating and implementing hypermedial educational materials; implementing the on line training of teachers in high schools. Professor Tagliagambe coordinated and directed a project on “Distance learning” funded by the Italian Ministry for University and Scientific Research and worked out the project M.A.R.T.E (Moduli di Apprendimento su rete tecno-Educativa) for connecting online 548 high schools in Sardinia. He is Scientific Director of the project S.O. F.I.A. (Sistema Online per la Formazione, l’Insegnamento e l’Apprendimento) which involves the Online coordination of three different degree courses at the University of Cagliari, such as Scienze dell’Amministrazione, Scienze della Comunicazione, Architettura. Professor Tagliagambe graduated in Philosphy under the guidance of Ludovico Geymonat in 1969 and he specialized in Physics at the University of Lomonosov, Moscow. He taught Philosophy of Science at the University of Cagliari, Pisa and Rome “La Sapienza”. He is co-editor of the Journal “Nuova Civiltà delle Macchine”.
Professor Gereon W. Wolters collaborates on topics concerning science, values and objectivity. Professor Wolters is Universitätsprofessor at the University of Konstanz, Germany. He is Member of “Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina” and in 2006 he was elected head of the section for philosophy of science and member of the senate of the Leopoldina