CEPTES Presents

Workshop May 23 2008

International Perspectives on Interdisciplinarity in Philosophy of Science and Engineering

The Center for Philosophy of Technology and Engineering Science (CEPTES) of the Department of Philosophy at University of Twente is proud to invite you to our international workshop on May 23 2008. The aim of the workshop is to explore methods for performing interdisciplinary research and for exchanging experiences. The workshop will take place at Hotel Drienerburght on University of Twente campus and will feature speakers from University of North Texas, Colorado School of Mines, Twente University and the Rathenau Institute.

09.00 – 10.00 Professor Carl Mitcham (Colorado School of Mines, director of the Hennebach Program in the Humanities) and Professor Robert Frodeman (chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of North Texas) will present their upcoming handbook on interdisciplinary research



10.15 – 11.15 Dr. Q.C. Rinie van Est (the Rathenau Institute): Interdisciplinary research in the political context (to be confirmed) http://www.rathenauinstituut.com

11.15 – 12.15 Professor Irene Klaver (University of North Texas): Approaching water issues at the interface of cultural, social-political, philosophical and scientific analysis.

12.15 – 13.15 Lunch

13.15 – 14.15 Dr. Mieke Boon (University of Twente): Philosophy of engineering science within the practice of nanotechnology


14.30 – 15.30 Dr. Barend van der Meulen (University of Twente) on: Evaluating innovation programs for learning and accountability using multiple perspectives http://www.mb.utwente.nl/stehps/about/staff/scientific/meulen.doc/

15.30 – 17.00 Discussion Panel

17.00 – 18.00 Drinks

Attending the workshop is free. To subscribe please email: k.waelbers@utwente.nl