Events & Calls for Paper - Philosophy of Science Association

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Events in the month of February 2022

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Causal claims abound in mixed methods research. However, conceptual and methodological issues relating to causality in mixed methods research have not been systematically examined. There is no consensus about which concept of causality is employed by mixed methods research. For example, Johnson, Russo, and Schoonenboom (2017) argue for a pluralist theory of causation in mixed methods research, while Haggard and Kaufman (2016) suggest a unified (monistic) approach. Nor is it clear which research design is best for the purpose of establishing a causal claim. This workshop aims to examine and explore the concept of causality and approaches to causal claims in mixed methods research. The questions to be addressed include but are not limited to:

Which concept of causality best fits mixed methods research?

Which better captures the concept of causality in mixed methods research: causal pluralism or causal monism?

Does mixed methods research provide a better approach to establishing causal claims than the use of a single method?

How is a causal claim established in mixed methods research?

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP) Ninth Biennial Conference
2–4 July 2022
Ghent University, Ghent, BELGIUM

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Monday, February 14, 2022
The Association for Asian Studies is pleased to invite early career scholars, early career practitioners, and advanced graduate students (near candidacy or PhD candidates) to participate in “Technology in Asia,” the fourth workshop in its series "Emerging Fields in Asian Studies," supported by the Henry Luce Foundation. The fourth workshop is convened by Aleksandra Kobiljski (CNRS) and will be virtually hosted by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute at Columbia University in New York City. The workshop will be held online from Friday, May 13 through Sunday, May 15, 2022. To apply: please submit a 500-word abstract and a CV (maximum two pages) in Word or PDF format by Monday, February 14, 2022 through the AAS application portal. Between 10 and 12 participants will be selected; all applicants will be notified of decisions via email by March 1, 2022 If selected for the workshop, you will be expected to submit a 5,000-7,000 word piece that exemplifies and situates your research contribution to the field of technology in Asia by Monday, April 25, 2022. At the workshop, senior and junior colleagues will offer written feedback on the pre-circulated piece and engage discussions about the field. For more information and to apply, please see the full CFP posted at the AAS website:
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Monday, February 14, 2022

Causation is arguably one of the most controversial and persistent topics in the philosophy of the life sciences. Some (e.g. Reutlinger 2013; Anjum and Mumford 2018) have tried to develop monistic theories of causation, while others (e.g. Woodward 2010; Joffe 2013) maintain that causation in the life sciences is pluralist. It has been accepted by many (e.g. Mayr 1961; Dickins and Barton 2013) that there is a clear distinction between proximate causation and ultimate causation in evolutionary biology, whereas recently some (e.g. Francis 1990; Laland et al. 2011; Haig 2013) are highly sceptical. The significance of the notion of causation in biology has also been debated (Darden 2013). The conference aims to examine the issues relate to causation in the life sciences. The questions to be address include but are not limited to:

What is the best approach to causation in the life sciences?

Which better captures the concept of causation in the life sciences: causal pluralism or causal monism?

Is the concept of causation in the life sciences special in any sense?

Is the concept of causation in the life sciences reducible to that in the physical sciences?

Is the concept of causation in the life sciences teleological?

Is the distinction between proximate causation and ultimate causation tenable?

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Call for papers: Synthese Topical Collection on Transdisciplinary Model and Template Transfer

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Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - Saturday, December 31, 2022

The International Journal of Art, Culture, Design and Technology ( invites applications for Philosophy of Science journal-article peer reviewers. 

We are a growing journal, currently expanding our scope - and thus our Editorial Review pool - to include Philosophy experts (including the Philosophy of Science), as double-blind anonymous peer reviewers. We also offer reviewing experience and guidance (to those that want it) to emerging scholars, for whom this would be an appropriate level of experience. 

If of interest, please submit an online application via: . (The publisher will be adding more Research Field checkboxes to the site, so please check any that are relevant to you, and the editor will get to know your work better through the Statement and CV you submit.) 

(Of course - as always - Philosophy of Science scholars are also very welcome to submit articles to the journal at any time: 

Dr JT Velikovsky Ph.D. (Communication)
Associate Editor
The International Journal of Art, Culture, Design and Technology 


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Friday, February 18, 2022

The Rotman Institute of Philosophy is excited to announce the second annual Rotman Graduate Student Conference, taking place in person on Thursday May 12 and Friday May 13, 2022. We are pleased to announce Philosopher, Dr. Angela Potochnik (University of Cincinnati) and Professor of Astronomy, Dr. Sarah Gallagher (Western University) as our keynote speakers.
Call for Papers: The theme of this year’s conference is “Models and Idealizations”, and will focus on metaphysical, epistemological, and conceptual aspects regarding the use of models and idealizations in the sciences. We encourage graduate students to submit original papers that address important problems or are motivated by questions concerning models and idealizations, broadly construed.

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Monday, February 28, 2022

Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996) is widely considered as one of the most important philosophers of science in the 20th century. His book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (SSR) is also regarded as one of the most influential works in the philosophy of science. Kuhn famously introduced the concept of paradigm to analyse the history of science. He also developed the incommensurability thesis. Kuhn’s work contributed to the so-called historical turn in the 20th century philosophy of science. Its influence goes beyond philosophy of science and makes a profound impact on history of science, sociology of science, and the social sciences. In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kuhn and the 60th anniversary of the publication of SSR, the conference aims to examine Kuhn’s contribution to contemporary philosophy of science, revisit his legacy for the history and philosophy of science, and reflect on the prospect of the Kuhnian philosophy of science.

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