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Event Name:
Rotman Graduate Student Conference

Event Type(s):
Call for Papers (Enter the SUBMISSION DEADLINE as the date above. Submit EVENT separately.)

Description:
This year’s conference will focus on metaphysical, epistemological, and conceptual aspects regarding the relationship between complexity and explanation in the sciences.

 


Event Date:
5/15/2021 - 5/16/2021

Event Time:
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Eastern

Location:
Virtually through the Rotman Institute of Philosophy
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Submission Guidelines: 

  • Submissions are accepted through: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=rgsc2021
  • Maximum 5000 words, including footnotes and appendices (but not references). If the paper includes tables, figures, or equations, an appropriate number of words should be subtracted from the limit. 
  • Papers should be accompanied by an abstract that is no longer than 300 words.
  • Papers are to be prepared for anonymous review (meaning your name should not appear within the paper).
  • Co-authored papers are not eligible for submission.

Deadline: Friday, March 19th, 2021

Accepted Papers: Each presenter will be allocated an hour-long time slot; presentations should be approximately 30 minutes long with 30 minutes for a Q&A period 

Examples of topics may include but are not limited to:

  • Conceptual engineering as it relates to concepts in the sciences and social sciences.
  • Explanatory frameworks that attempt to reconcile the nature of highly complex systems.
  • Issues regarding complexity, causation, and scientific explanation.
  • The role of idealizations in the explanation of the behavior of a complex system.

Please send any questions to the RGSC Committee: rgsc@uwo.ca

All the best, 

The 2021 RGSC Committee



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