Talks

International conferences or workshops:

  • “Does scientific research need to be more inclusive to be more responsible? Prospects (and challenges) of public participation in science”, workshop “Integrity and Responsibility in Science: Navigating through Conflicting Social and Epistemic Demands”, Bielefeld, 18-20 October 2018 (invited lecture)
  • “Policies of research oversight and funding: debunking some preconceived underlying assumptions”, conference “Science’s Voice of Reflection: The philosopher of science as part of the scientific endeavour”, Amsterdam, 4-7 September 2018 (invited lecture) – oral presentation cancelled for health reason
  • “Foliated pluralism: a constructivist, non regionalist pluralism”, 4th International workshop on historical epistemology, Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, 24-26 May, 2018 (keynote invited lecture)
  • “Natural kinds: A New Synthesis”, Grounding and Reduction Conference, (with A. Barberousse, F. Longy and F. Merlin), Paris, 23-24 January 2018   (invited lecture)
  • “Natural kinds: A New Synthesis”, Meeting of the Society of Metaphysics of Science, (with A. Barberousse, F. Longy and F. Merlin), Fordham University, New York, 5-7 October 2017 (peer reviewed) oral presentation by F. Longy
  • “Can public engagement with science improve scientific knowledge and expertise?”, SCIECONS workshop, Padova, Italy, 28-29 November 2016 (invited lecture)
  • “Serendipity: an argument for scientific freedom?” (with B. Bedesem), PSA biennal meeting, Atlanta, USA, 3-5 November 2016 (peer reviewed)
  • “Public participation in scientific and technological choices”, International conference “Innovation beyond technique”, Tokyo, 12-14 September 2016 (invited lecture)
  • “Scientific freedom vs. political control of the sciences agenda: how philosophy of science can help reconcile the two”, The Pond Inuagural Conference, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 4-6 September 2016 (invited lecture)         watch the video
  • “Pluralist challenges to a science-based metaphysics”, SPS biennal meeting, Lausanne, Switzerland, 29 June-1er July 2016 (peer reviewed)
  • “Pluralist challenges to a science-based metaphysics”, Bergen Philosophy of Science Workshop, Norvège,  14 June 2016 (invited lecture)
  • “What is left of (ontological) objectivity in a pluralist view of science”, Bi-annual Estonian Philosophy Conference, 3-4 June 2016, Tallin, Estonie (invited keynote lecture)
  • « Pluralist challenges to a science-based metaphysics », New trends in the metaphysics of science workshop, University Pantheon Sorbonne, 16 December 2015 (invited keynote lecture)
  • What is left of (ontological) objectivity in a pluralist view of science?”, “Scientific Objectivity”, 8th Munich-Sydney-Tilburg (MuST) Conference in Philosophy of Science, Tilburg University, The Netherland, 10-12 June 2015 (invited keynote lecture).
  • “Public participation in the setting of research agenda: challenges from a philosophical perspectives”, International Workshop “Engaging Society in Innovation and Creativity: Perspectives from a Social Sciences en Humanities”, CNRS/EHESS-FFJ-JST/RISTEX, Paris, 2-3 June 2015 (invited lecture)
  • «  Réductionisme et métaphysique : peut-on être naturaliste sans être pluraliste ? », workshop « Unité ou désunité des sciences », université Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgique, May 2015 (invited lecture)
  • “What would a feminist well-ordered science look like?”, international workshop “Feminist Philosophy of Science, Ghent University, 24-25 November 2014 (invited keynote lecture).
  • “Which forms of limitation of the autonomy of science are epistemically acceptable (and politically desirable)?”, Philosophy of science association, PSA biennal meeting, Chicago, 6-8 November, 2014 (peer reviewed)
  • “Must science be autonomous to be useful?”, International Conference “Philosophy of Science in the 21st century – Challenges and Tasks”, 4-6 December 2013, Lisboa, Portugal.
  • “La science doit-elle être autonome pour être utile ? ”, 4ème congrès de SPS, Montréal, 2-5 June 2012 (invited keynote lecture).
  • “Foliated pluralism”: A philosophicaly robust form of ontologico-methodological pluralism”, Third Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA)”, Athens, 5-8 octobre 2011 (peer reviewed)
  • “Computer simulations: a new style of scientific reasoning?”, Third Biennal of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, University of Exeter, 22-24 June 2011 (peer reviewed)
  • “ From Hacking’s plurality of styles of scientific reasoning to “foliated” pluralism, a philosophically robust form of ontologico-methodological pluralism”, Philosophy of Science Association PSA2010 biennal meeting, Montréal, 3-6 November 2010 (peer reviewed)
  • “Are Stellar Kinds Natural Kinds? A Challenging Newcomer in the Monism/Pluralism and Realism/Antirealism Debate”, second conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA), Vrije University, Amsterdam, 21-24 October 2009 (peer reviewed)
  • “ From Hacking’s plurality of styles of scientific reasoning to “foliated” pluralism, a new form of ontologico-methodological pluralism”, Second Biennal Meeting of the Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 18-20 June 2009 (peer reviewed)
  • “Are Stellar Kinds Natural Kinds? A Challenging Newcomer in the Monism/Pluralism and Realism/Antirealism Debate”, Philosophy of Science Association PSA2008 biennal meeting, Pittsburgh, November 2008 (peer reviewed)
  • “What do we actually learn from virtual worlds? The limits of computer simulations in astrophysics and cosmology”, Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, First Biennial Conference, Twente University, Netherlands, August 2007 (peer reviewed)
  • “Rethinking the social contract of science”, Young Researchers in the Humanities Forum, European Science Foundation, Lisbon, May 2007.
  • “Assessing the realistic virtues of models of complex real-world phenomena”, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, October 2006.
  • “Science et valeurs : nouvelles questions, nouveaux enjeux”, Sixth Congress of HOPOS, the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, June 2006.
  • “Learning from a simulated Universe: the limits of virtual experiments in astrophysics and cosmology.”, Models and Simulations, LSE / CNRS Conference, Paris, June 2006.
  • “Critical reflexions on recent philosophical views about public participation in science”. Participatory approaches in science and technology, Macaulay Institute, Edinbourg, June 2006.
  • “Ontology relativized: commentary on Moulines”, an international workshop on Reduction and Emergence, Ecole Normale supérieure, Paris, November 2003.