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2nd Session

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18 June 2009, 18:00-20:00

Aula García Polavieja, Alberto Aguilera, 23

Universidad P. Comillas, Madrid


     Presentation by Gregor Nickel (Reason's Nature - Role of Mathematics G-Nickel Madrid.pdf)

     Video of Nickel's Presentation

     Summary of Nickel's Presentation and Q/A 


     Presentation by Harald Walach (Generalised Entanglement Mind Body Madrid.pdf)

     Video of Walach's Presentation     

     Summary of Walach's Presentation and Q/A     


19 June 2009, 10:00-13:00


  Interview of Gregor Nickel by Jens Degett (Video)


               Themes debated during the interview with their initial time marks


               Marks                                                                   Themes

               00:00    Mathematics is not a neutral tool or language for understanding science or society.

               05:01    The fundament of mathematics is not as certain as we may think it is.

               13:44    Understanding mathematics gives you freedom but at a high price.

               16:18    Just as biologists cannot define life, the foundation of mathematics can also be challenged.

               19:50    The relation between mathematics and reason.

               22:26    Could a change in our understanding of mathematics change society? 

               24:54    Can mathematics tell us something about how reason works?

               27:05    You need philosophy to understand mathematics better.

               28:06    The historic progress in science and mathematics should also be reflected in philosophy.


  Interview of Harald Walach by Jens Degett (Video


             Themes debated during the interview with their initial time marks  


               Marks                                                                   Themes


               00:06    The relation of body and mind.

               04:35    When the heartbeat was discovered few doctors would believe it.

               06:32    Can objects be physical correlated without signals?

               09:00    Non local correlation in quantum physics may explain events in our environment.

               13:11    Experiences in psychology may give some examples of non local correlation.

               18:02    A new scientific method needed in order to prove entanglement?

               20:20    Is a new ontology needed to describe entanglement and mental reality?

               22:08    Can an experiment show entanglement or can phenomenology show us reality?

               24:16    The role of reason in understanding.

               25:15    What are the expectations of a shift of paradigm?

               27:12    A reproducible scientific experiment is needed.





19 June 2009, 18:00-20:00

Aula García Polavieja, Alberto Aguilera, 23

Universidad P. Comillas, Madrid 

     Summary of Debate Session


Contribution of Javier Monserrat to Nickel's presentation.doc

Contribution of Javier Monserrat to Walach's presentation.doc 

Space and Time Ontology- Lumbreras vf.pdf


Preliminary Conclusions




Addenda (Reflections and comments a posteriori by the professors and the other participants)

Gregor Nickel's comments for Summary of Session II.doc 

J Monserrat's answers to G Nickel's comments.doc

Miguel Lorente - Contribution to Walach's Presentation.doc


Summary of Session II (Recompilation of this session's most written materials)


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