Conference: Phenomenological Approaches to Physics

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The third Annual Phenomenological Approaches to Physics Conference "QBism and Phenomenology", took place at Linköping University, June 8-10, 2022.

Time and place

Date: June 8-10, 2022. 

Place: Linköping University

Invited Speakers 

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


Philipp Berghofer, Department of Philosophy, University of Graz, Austria
Jan-Åke Larsson, Department of Electrical Engineering, Linköping University, Sweden
Harald Wiltsche, Department of Culture and Society, 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.

Conference Description

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

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