The Dynamical Ontologies of A.N. Whitehead and N. Hartmann (DynOntologies)

Venue: Franciscan Seminary

Location: Katowice, Poland

Event Date/Time: May 05, 2011 End Date/Time: May 07, 2011
Registration Date: Jan 31, 2011
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 31, 2011
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Whitehead and Hartmann have elaborated two of the most sophisticated categorical frameworks of Twentieth century ontology. Both understood reality as essentially dynamic, and both placed the category of process at the core of their framework. This conference aims at discussing, comparing, and critically evaluating their frameworks. In particular, we would like to encourage fresh approaches and independent thinking on the ontological understanding of science. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- The differences and connections between ontology and metaphysics
- The differences and connections between ontology and epistemology
- The nature of ontological categories
- The structure of an ontological framework
- The category of process
- Times and spaces
- Levels of reality
- Sciences and their ontological clarification or interpretation
- The Platonism of Hartmann and Whitehead
- Ontological categories and ethical categories
- Comparison with other process thinkers


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Additional Information

Presentations will last 30’ (Q&A included). To participate please send a two-page abstract to before 31 January 2011. Acceptance/rejection: March, 15. A list of hotels, organized by price range, will be circulated in due time.