The MTA BTK Lendület "Morals and Science" Research Group cordially invites you to its upcoming conference on

Science, Freedom, Democracy

Date of the event: 8th-9th July, 2019.
Venue of the event: 1097 Budapest, 4. Toth Kalman st., 7th floor


Monday, 8th of July

09.00-10.00: Steve Fuller: Post-Truth Epistemology: Life after Rawls and Habermas Bubble

10.00-11.00: Klemens Kappel: Science as public reason

11.00-11.20: Break

11.20-12.20: Stephanie Ruphy: Can the virtues of participative democracy be imported in scientific research? Political and epistemological prospects (and challenges) of citizen science

12.20-14.00: Lunch break

14.00-15.00: Jeroen Van Bouwel: Are transparency and representativeness of values hampering scientific pluralism?

15.00-16.00: Mark Brown: Democracy, Populism, and the Politicization of Science

16.00-16.20: Break

16.20-17.20: Heather Douglas (online): Freedom of Research and Scientific Responsibility in Democratic Societies

17.20-18.20: Hans Radder: Which science, which freedom, and which democracy?

Tuesday, 9th of July

09.00-10.00: Hugh Lacey: Participatory democracy and methodological pluralism

10.00-11.00: Phil Mullins: Michael Polanyi's Post-Critical Vision of Science and Society

11.00-11.20: Break

11.20-12.20: Peter Hartl: The ethos of science and central planning: Merton and Michael Polanyi on the autonomy of science

12.20-14.00: Lunch break

14.00-14.45: Tihamer Margitay: What can liberalism learn from science?

14.45-15.30: Dustin Olson: Public Opinion, Democratic Legitimacy, and Epistemic Compromise

15.30-16.15: Jisoo Seo: A Consequentialist Way of Looking at Values in Science

16.15-16.35: Break

16.35-17.35: Matthew Brown: Expert Authority and Autonomy

The Institute of Philosophy, RCH HAS, cordially invites you to its conference

MacIntyre 90 - Practice, Tradition, Natural Law

organized jointly with the National University of Public Service.

Date: 27-28 June 2019
Venue: National University of Public Service, Budapest, Ludovika square 2., main building, 1st floor, room Hunyadi

Organizers: Ferenc Hörcher (National University of Public Service, Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Tamás Paár (Pázmány Péter Catholic University), Zoltán Turgonyi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

See program here.

Gábor Szabó is giving two talks in June 2019: one, delivered at the Deparment of History and Philosophy of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, is titled "Two concepts of noncontextuality," the other one, at the Department of Cognitive Science and Psychology, New Bulgarian University, Sofia, is titled “Noncontextuality in physics and beyond.”

The book entitled

A History of the Hungarian Constitution.
Law, Government and Political Culture in Central Europe,

edited by Ferenc Hörcher and Thomas Lorman, collecting essays by Hungarian and British experts on the field, published by IB Tauris, will be discussed at a book launch, organised at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies of University College, London.

Participants of the roundtable discussion will include:

Ferenc Hörcher (RIPG, NUPS; RCH, HAS) and Thomas Lorman (SSEES, UCL) – editors
Martyn Rady (professor of Central European History) and Philip Barker (SSEES) – authors

The event will start with the welcome speech by
His Excellency, Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky, Hungary's Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

Venue: Masaryk Room, SSEES, 16 Taviton Street, London, WC1H 0BW
Date: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, 07 May 2019
Entry is free and all welcome.

See further details here.

Gábor Szabó is giving a talk titled "Bell's Local Causality in Local Physical Theories" at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy on 4 May at a workshop on Relativistic Locality.

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