Formal Methods and Science in Philosophy 2, May 4-6, 2017. Inter-University Center(/IUC/) Don Frana Bulića 4, Dubrovnik, Croatia


The general subject of the conference are problems of philosophical ontology, epistemology, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind that are formulated or solved using formal methods (as defined in logic, mathematics, formal linguistics, theoretical computer science, information science, AI) and/or with references to the results of natural and social sciences.

The following special topics will be addressed:

  • use of formal methods in philosophy,
  • philosophical analysis of scientific notions (natural law, matter, change, cause, chance, time, space, uncertainty, quantum phenomena, probability, social interaction),
  • philosophical analysis of scientific methods (formalisms, rationality, values and norms, etc.),
  • the role and use of scientific notions and methods in philosophy (formal systems in philosophy, critical analysis, systematic philosophy, etc.).

Special session

Logic, concepts and communication

A special session will be organized under the title "Logic, concepts and communication". The session will address the following topics: the intensional foundations of logic and its primitive concepts, logical foundations of ontology, role of concepts in knowledge, logic and logical concepts in the context of inter-agent communication (in connection with the research project IP-2014-09-9378 funded by the Croatian Science Foundation).

Panel Discussion and PhD Session

  • There will be also a PhD session with 20 minutes talks followed by 10 minutes discussion.

Keynote speakers

  • Jean-Yves Béziau, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Wolfgang Künne, University of Hamburg

Conference Committee

  • Gianfranco Basti, Pontifical Lateran University, Vatican City
  • Grzegorz Bugajak, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw
  • Johannes Czermak, University of Salzburg
  • Filip Grgić, Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb
  • Srećko Kovač (executive member), Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb
  • Edward Nieznański, Łazarski University, Warsaw
  • Kordula Świętorzecka (executive member), Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw
  • Berislav Žarnić, University of Split

Organizing institutions

Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb. Institute of Philosophy of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Warsaw.Inter-University Center, Dubrovnik.


Language: English; conference fee: 80 EUR.

There are limited possibilities for accommodation at the venue of the conference. Please, see or contact us at fmsph@ifzg for the information. Unfortunately, we are not able to cover the costs of the accommodation.


Please, submit a 600 characters abstract for a 30 minutes talk (+ 10 minutes discussion).

Deadline for abstract submission: March 31, 2017. Extended deadline: April 11, 2017.

Please, indicate if the abstract is meant for a PhD session.

Abstracts should be sent to or

Notification of acceptance will be sent within one week after receiving the abstract.