Hi everythingers, I have been invited to make a talk at the 26th Dubrovnik Philosophy of Science Conference.
I forward you Michel Ghins's information (with his kind autorisation) because the topics are quite relevant with our discussion. I apologize for possible duplication of this message. Bruno *** INFORMATION ON THE 26th DUBROVNIK PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE CONFERENCE THEMES : The three topics for 2000 are : -Philosophy of Biology -Causality, Laws and Explanation -One Hundred Years of Quanta DATES : April 10-15. THE CONFERENCE is run in a very informal fashion. We make up the schedule only a day or two in advance, depending on who is present at the time. If you arrive you will be fitted in. I don't plan to write again with further information ; on the other hand, please let me know of your intention to come (by the end of February, if possible). That way we can get a good idea of what to expect and can plan accordingly. If you want to call me, I'm at either : office : +32-10-47 47 84 or home : +32-2-771 33 95, e-mail : [EMAIL PROTECTED] You can also contact other organizers of the conference : James R. Brown (University of Toronto) [EMAIL PROTECTED] David A. Davies (McGill University) [EMAIL PROTECTED] James McAllistair (University of Leiden) [EMAIL PROTECTED] Srdan Lelas (University of Zagreb) [EMAIL PROTECTED] Elena Mamchur (University of Moscow) [EMAIL PROTECTED] Michel Ghins (University of Louvain) [EMAIL PROTECTED] PRESENTATION : This is an international conference. While English is the working language, it is not the mother tongue of the majority of your listerners. So, it is more than usually important to be clear. Talks (perhaps with a handout or transparencies) are preferred to readings. The presentation should be no longer than about 30 minutes. (If you could bring outlines or copies of your paper, it would be much appreciated). THE I .U.C. : Sessions are normally at the Inter-University Centre, located just outside the old city. It was badly damaged in the 1991 bombardment, but has been beautifully re-built. The sessions usually start at 9:30 am. A US$20 registration fee will be charged. GETTING THERE : Travel to Dubrovnik is easy since there is an international airport not far from the city. However, you may have to fly through Zagreb, which will cause some delay due to long stopover there. You can also fly to Dubrovnik directly from some other cities such as Rome or Paris. There also is a slow but very scenic route : Go to Venice ; take the morning train to Trieste (2 hrs) ; noon bus to Rijeka (3hrs) ; afternoon coastal ferry to Dubrovnik (22hrs cabins available). It's a very nice trip, if you have the time. Be sure to double-check the times ; they may change. The situation is constantly changing, especially in light of increasing tourism, so be sure to check with your travel agent. ACCOMMODATION : The Hotel Lero is the most convenient place to stay. It has been completely refurbished last year and is cheap : the full board IUC rate is about $US 32 per day. The Lero's phone is +385 20 411 455 and their FAX is + 385 20 432 501. Another good place to stay is the Hotel Argentina. It is fancier but more remote and more expensive : the half board IUC rate is about $US 66.. Their phone is +385 20 440 555 and their FAX is +385 20 432 524. It is wise to reserve early, and be sure to mention that you would like the IUC rate. Private rooms are also widely available in town and booking is made on the spot at the main bus station ; but make sure you don't stay too far from the old city. As for safety, there is nothing to fear and tourism is flourishing again in Croatia. You may, however, have other misgivings about travel to this region. It's perhaps worth mentioning that the I.U.C. has long been a bastion of enlightened internationalism - during the cold war and through the recent troubles. Your attendance would help support this institution, not the forces of reckless nationalism. Professeur Michel Ghins Institut Supérieur de Philosophie Université Catholique de Louvain Place du Cardinal Mercier, 14 B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium e-mail : [EMAIL PROTECTED] Tel (office): +32-10-474784 +32-10-474616 FAX : +32-10-478596 Tel (home) : +32-2-7713395 Bruno MARCHAL Phone : +32 (0)2 650 27 11 Universite Libre Fax : +32 (0)2 650 27 15 de Bruxelles Avenue F.D. Roosevelt, 50 IRIDIA, CP 194/6 B-1050 BRUSSELS Email : [EMAIL PROTECTED] Belgium URL : http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal