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A Colloquium in Memory of Aristidis Arageorgis(1961-2018)




Friday March 15 2019 (09:30 - 15:00)


Venue
Ceremony Hall - NTUA


Description
Aristidis Arageorgis was Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law in the National and Technical University of Athens. A distinguished philosopher of physics, mathematics and logic whose philosophical work was of great importance and influence. In 1995 he was awarded a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science (Dissertation: ‘Fields, Particles, and Curvature: Foundations and Philosophical Aspects of Quantum Field Theory in Curved Spacetime’) from the University of Pittsburgh. He has shown important work with several original papers. Some of them are co-authored with Professor John Earman, Emeritus Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. Others include: ‘Relativism, Translation, and the Metaphysics of Realism’ (Philosophical Studies, 2017), Holism and Nonseparability by Analogy’ (Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 2013). These works – along with his many other journal articles, book reviews, and edited works – made a significant contribution to i) our understanding of physical and mathematical objects, ii) formal epistemology and iii) to a more comprehensive study of quantum theories. In addition to his great philosophical talent, Aris was also a highly-valued colleague, collaborator, teacher, and mentor to many philosophers.
The philosophical community - and in particular his friends, students and colleagues – in the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law in the N.T.U.A. were greatly shocked and saddened by Ari's death in August 2018. This conference will concentrate on his academic career and major themes of his work.


Organizers
Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Faculty of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences, N.T.U.A.

Program (in Greek)

Selected papers will be considered for publication to a special issue of Signum Journal.