Last updated on July 6, 2016


The scientific realism issue, a debate concerning the approximate truth of successful scientific theories, is one of the most discussed topics in philosophy of science. Especially, the last 36-years saw the emergence of a sophisticated version of anti-realism and anti-realistic arguments, and they brought about lively discussions on this topic.
   After various points were made and possible versions of realism were suggested through those discussions, philosophers of science now examine more closely the tenability of each version of realism or revisit the old problems from new perspectives. This workshop, supported by Center for Applied Philosophy & Ethics (CAPE) at Kyoto University, invites scholars over the world working on this topic and aims to promote exchange of ideas on their on-going projects.

General Information


Jul 30th – 31st, 2016
10:20 am –


Lecture room #6, Faculty of Letters,
Kyoto University

For directions, Please visit Kyoto University’s web site. The venue is at building #8 of the main campus.


No registration is required. However, if you'd like to join the dinner on Jul 30th, please email at the contact address below with a title `Dinner on 30th; (Name).'

Invited Speakers

Juha Saatsi (University of Leeds)
Timothy Lyons(Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)
Teru Miyake(Nanyang Technological University)
Karen Yan(National Yang-Ming University)
Jonathon Hricko(National Yang-Ming University)
Rei Nouchi(Shinshu University)
Minwoo Seo(University of Cambridge)
Satoshi Kudo(University of Tokyo)
Tomoko Ishida (Keio University)
Yukinori Onishi(The Graduate University for Advanced Studies)



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Funded by Kyoto University