The INTEREPISTEME Seminar of the Centre Gilles Gaston Granger

Séminaire InterEpisteme Épistémologies mineures

The main objective of the seminar is a comparative study of several epistemological views developed in the first half of the twentieth century, by highlighting the links between interdisciplinary journals (such as the Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale (RMM), Erkenntnis or Scientia), collaborative approaches to the philosophy of science (the editorial board of the RMM, the Vienna Circle, the Peano School) and certain educational and political objectives, such as the popularization of scientific knowledge, and the criticism of frontiers disciplinary and national.

The seminar will focus on minor epistemologies, that is, philosophical conceptions of mathematics and logic, but also physics and social sciences, which can not be reduced to the three main “isms” of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: logicism, formalism and intuitionism. These three “isms” are not only the most analyzed traditions in literature, they are also almost the only ones to be taken up in contemporary analytic philosophy (neo-logicism, neo-formalism, phenomenological approach).

Instead of linking minor epistemologies to a specific philosophical tradition, it will be interesting to examine the scientific practices from which they derive, and the authors who support them (philosophers, scientists, teachers, scientific extensionists). This work will be accompanied by a reflection on the plurality of ways of defining what has been called scientific philosophy.

The Seminar is sponsored by the Centre Gilles Gaston Granger (UMR 7304), Université Aix-Marseille and CNRS.