The notions of experience and experiment are closely related in modern science. In a controlled experiment, experience becomes the arbiter of hypotheses; and by way of exploratory experiments novel features of the world become subject to experience. In the age of mathematical modelling, computer simulation, and data-intensive science, the role of experiment becomes increasingly to supply measured values and properly structured information. Experimental traditions are challenged and transformed by instrumental practices – the resulting varieties of experiment and measurement are the subject of this workshop and summer school.
The CompuGene research project provides an extended case study. It brings together experimentalists and modelers in an iterative design process www.compugene.tu-darmstadt.de. In the morning, we will meet the experimental research groups from the project who will reflect the questions of the workshop. In the afternoon, we will place this case from Synthetic Biology in a wider philosophical perspective.
- Dominic Berry (London)
- Julia Bursten (Kentucky)
- Melinda Fagan (Salt Lake City)
- Fridolin Gross (Kassel)
- Catherine Kendig (East Lansing)
- Tarja Knuuttila (Vienna)
- Ulrich Krohs (Münster)
- Robert Meunier (Kassel)
- Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (Berlin)
- Janine Gondolf (Darmstadt)
- Thorsten Kohl (Darmstadt)
- Alfred Nordmann (Darmstadt)
- Marco Tamborini (Darmstadt)
The workshop/Summer School will be held in english and is addressed to: i) philosophers of science with an interest in the history, theory, and practice of technoscientific research, ii) the CompuGene experimentalists, and iii) graduate students and post-docs from philosophy, STS, biology, the engineering sciences.
For further information and program (as of Aug13) see the flyer and if you are interested in participating, please contact Janine Gondolf firstname.lastname@example.org-…. There are no costs associated with the workshop except for travel, accommodation, and meals. For student participants, we will help find reasonable accommodation.