Current trends in Human Sciences
November 22, 2023 14:30-16:00
November 29, 2023 14:30-16:45
Normative Meanings of 'Science' and 'Religion' with an Implication for AI
Abstract: "In the lectures by Dr. Andrejč will discuss first, the interplay between the descriptive and prescriptive meanings of 'science', drawing on the discussions in philosophy of science. In this, he will present the idea of the role of AI in science which is based on Bas van Fraassen's vision of science as an approach to inquiry adopting the 'empirical stance'. Next, he will examine the interplay between the descriptive and prescriptive meanings of 'religion', engaging especially with the recent discussions within philosophy of religion but involving also selected positions in religious studies. Finally, and based on the first two discussions, an approach to the relationship between science and religion will be discussed which comes out of a Wittgensteinian critique of a position that is unpopular today, called NOMA (Nonoverlapping Magisteria) - an approach proposed and defended by the evolutionary scientist Stephen Jay Gould in the late 1990. Dr. Andrejč will argue that there are recoverable elements of NOMA and explain how a renewed, Wittgensteinian NOMA would work when we use it to analyse contemporary pantheism."
December 13, 17:30
December 20, 16:30
Understanding the role of Knowledge and Data in Scientific Modeling - the Case of AI.