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Conference organized by Center for Semiotics, University of Aarhus, and Learning Lab Denmark, the Danish University of Education, in collaboration with the Faculty's research focus area "Cognition, Communication and Culture":

It’s evident! —

The notion of evidence in science and philosophy

January 19-20, 2006

Carlsberg Academy, Copenhagen


Thursday , January 19th

09:00-9:15 Welcome and presentation
09:15-10:15 Niels Egelund: ”Evidence-Based Education Research”
10:15-11:15 Hans Siggaard Jensen: ”Three types of evidence”
11:15-12:15 Frederik Stjernfelt: ”Evidence and diagrams in Peirce”
12:15-13:15 Lunch
13:15-14:15 Andreas Roepstorff: ”Evidence in Neuro-science”
14:15-15:15 Ole Togeby: ”Evidence in text interpretation”
15:15-15:45 Coffee break
15:45-16:45 Frans Gregersen: ”Evidence in socio-linguistic studies of language change”
16:45-17:45 Len Talmy: ”Introspection as a methodology in linguistics”

Friday, January 20th

09:00-10:00 Dan Zahavi: "What counts as evidence in consciousness research?"
10:00-11:00 Søren Harnow Klausen: ”The given as evidence”
11:00-12:00 Henrik Zahle: ”Evidentiary discourses in court”
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 Jesper Hoffmeyer: ”The problem of evidence for evidence”
14:00-15:00 Vincent Hendricks: ”Evidence in formal and mainstream epistemology"
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-16:30 Frédéric Nef: ”What is evident?”
16:30-17:30 Closing discussion


Niels Egelund: Professor, Dr. Pæd., Director of the Institute of Educational Psychology at the Danish University of Education. He is presently National Project Manager of the PISA-programme.

Hans Siggaard Jensen: Professor and Executive Research Director, Learning Lab Denmark, Danish University of Education.

Frederik Stjernfelt: Ph.D., Visiting Professor at Learning Lab Denmark, Danish University of Education.

Andreas Roepstorff: Associate Professor, Ph.D., Center for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, University of Aarhus.

Ole Togeby: Professor, Dr. Phil, Scandinavian Institute, University of Aarhus.

Frans Gregersen: Professor, Dr. Phil., Director of The Danish National research Foundation LANCHART Centre (Language Change in Real Time).

Len Talmy: Professor of Linguistics, Ph.D., University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Dan Zahavi: Professor, Dr. Phil. and Director of The Danish National Research Foundation: Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen.

Søren Harnow Klausen: Associate Professor of Philosophy, Dr. Phil., University of Southern Denmark.

Henrik Zahle: Professor of Law (Jurisprudence), Dr. jur., former Supreme Court Judge.

Jesper Hoffmeyer: Associate Professor, Insitute of Molecular Biology, University of Copenhagen.

Vincent Hendricks: Associate Professor of Logic, Epistemology and Methodology, Dr. Phil., Roskilde University.

Frédéric Nef: Director of Research (Philosophy and Epistemology), Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.

Tilmelding til konferencen og frokost sker ved henvendelse til Pia Lungren Skelmose

Deltagelse er gratis, men vil man spise frokost på akademiet, koster det 80 kr. pr kuvert (betales på stedet).

Kontaktperson: Peer Bundgaard

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