The conference, that was scheduled for June 15-17, 2020 at Linkoping University, has been postponed due to the current situation. We hope to be able to arrange the conference some time next year instead. Keep an eye on this webpage for updated information.
Christopher Fuchs, UMass Boston, USA
Rüdiger Schack, University of London, UK
Thomas Ryckman, Stanford University, USA
Michel Bitbol, Ecole Normale Superieure, France
Robert Crease, Stony Brook University, USA
Piet Hut, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA
Philipp Berghofer, Department of Philosophy, University of Graz, Austria
Jan-Åke Larsson, Department for Electrical Engineering, Linköping University, Sweden
Harald Wiltsche, Department for Culture and Communication, Linköping University, Sweden
Structure of the Conference
Two days are explicitly focused on the relation between phenomenology and QBism; the third day of the conference is thematically open to all aspects of the relation between phenomenology and philosophy of physics.
Call for Papers
Submissions should not exceed 500 words, must be written in English (conference language), and should be prepared for blind review. Please send your submissions and general inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Philosophers who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. The submission deadline is February 15, 2020.
QBism is a novel and promising interpretation of quantum mechanics that started to attract increased attention lately. By emphasizing the role of the subject’s experiences and expectations, and by arguing that physical reality goes beyond what any third-person perspective could capture, QBism also exhibits several interesting parallels with topics dominant in the phenomenological tradition. The third installment of the annual phenomenological approaches to physics conference series thus compares and contrasts QBism and phenomenology, addressing how both approaches overlap and might enrich each other. Accordingly, the first two conference days are exclusively devoted to QBism and the question about its possible relationship to phenomenology. The third day is open to all kinds of investigations of how phenomenological motifs could and should enrich systematic debates in philosophy of physics.
The conference is organized with support from the Society for Phenomenology and the Philosophy of Science (SPSS) and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at LiU, and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.