International Workshop

International Workshop

The International Workshop is held annually in cooperation with the Edelstein Center of the Hebrew University and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute.

 

During the workshop, international and Israeli scholars meet for four days (two in Tel Aviv and two in Jerusalem) to deliver papers and discuss ideas related to a selected central topic. The dynamic and prolific interaction that is created has made the international workshop a very successful venue.  Junior scholars at the beginning of their careers are also invited to lecture and are given the opportunity to rub shoulders with some of the leading names in the field. Students from all universities and departments are welcomed.

 

Past workshops were devoted to several topics that reflect the broad spectrum of intellectual fields of interest pursued at the Institute (as the following list illustrates). In various cases, some of the most salient talks given at the workshops were further elaborated and collected into topical issues of Science in Context, as can be seen in the following list: 

 

Published Proceedings

Workshop Name

Year

 

 

Information and Information-Processing in Science

2016

Landscapes of Collectivity in the Life Sciences - (forthcoming from MIT Press)

Edited by Snait Gissis, Ehud Lamm, and Ayelet Shavit.

Landscapes of Collectivity in the Life Sciences

2015

 

The Aims of Brain Research: Scientific and Philosophical Perspectives

2014              

 

Intuition and Reason: On the Work of Charles Parsons

 

2013

 

Between Biology and Physics: Reduction, Emergence and Complexity

2012

 

Mathematical Knowledge and its Applications

2011

 

History and Philosophy of Economics

2010

From Subtle Fluids to Molecular Biology

Edited by Snait B. Gissis and Eva Jablonka

Transformations of Lamarckism: 200 Years to the Philosophie Zoologique

2009

 

The Probable and the Improbable:  The Meaning and Role of Probability in Physics

2008

 

The Origins and Nature of Computation

2006

 

Leibniz: What Kind of Rationalist?

2005

 

Picture and Text. Visualization and Knowledge in the Evolution of Culture 

2004

SiC Vol. 16 (3), 2003, Vol. 17 (1), 2004

History of Mathematics in the Last 25 Years - New Departures, New Questions, New Ideas

2001

 

The Conceptual Foundations of Statistical Mechanics

2000

SiC Vol. 15 (1), 2002

Science and Secularization

1999

SiC Vol. 12 (4), 1999

Ernst Cassirer - Symbol, Science and Culture

1998

SiC Vol. 11 (3-4), 1998

Eugenic Thought and Practice - A Reappraisal Towards the 21st Century

1997

SiC Vol. 10 (1), 1997

Models of Critique in the Sciences, Society and the Arts

1996

SiC Vol. 10 (4), 1997

Jewish Responses to Early Modern Science

1995

SiC Vol. 9 (2), 1996

Images of Knowledge - Two Tier Thinking and Higher Education

1994

 

Medicine as a Cultural System

1993

SiC Vol. 7 (1), 1994

Narrative Patterns in Scientific Disciplines

1992

SiC Vol. 8 (2), 1995

 

Technological Pessimism, Modern Societies and their Environments

1991

SiC Vol. 6 (1), 1993

Einstein in Context

1990

SiC Vol. 4 (1), 1991

The Place of Knowledge - The Spatial Settings

1989

SiC Vol. 3 (1), 1989

Fifty Years of the Merton Thesis

1988

 

300 Years of the Principia - Realism Then and Now

1987

 

The Quantification of Scientific Concepts in its Social Context

1986

 

Menasseh Ben Israel and his World

1985

 
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