Events & Calls for Paper - Philosophy of Science Association

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Events in the month of April 2024

Monday, April 1, 2024 - Friday, April 5, 2024
A prestigious international event where world-renowned philosophers and scientists convene to explore and debate the complexities of decision making and responsibility.
Monday, April 1, 2024
We are excited to announce that the International 2024 Inaugural Conference of the Society for the Study of Measurement will be held in person at the University of California, Berkeley on August 5–6, 2024.
The Conference of the Society for the Study of Measurement is an interdisciplinary conference that explores the philosophy and history of measurement. It aims to consolidate and develop the study of these topics, following previous conferences that predate the foundation of the Society in Bielefeld (2013), Cambridge (2015), Paris (2018) and Milan (2022). It will bring together philosophers, historians, sociologists, psychometricians, and metrologists to address questions related to measurement across disciplines ranging from the natural sciences to the human sciences.
Saturday, April 6, 2024 - Sunday, April 7, 2024

Revitalizing Science and Values

April 6, 2024 @ 8:00 am - April 7, 2024 @ 5:00 pm EDT

The arena of science and values has grown in size and prominence in recent philosophy of science. But debates about the role of science remain fairly limited in terms of both the scope of topics discussed and in the range of views expressed. The aim of this conference is to broaden the horizons of work on science and values, partly by making room for new (or new versions of older) ideas and partly by getting it to interact with other parts of philosophy.

In this spirit we invite papers which expand the boundaries of current work in the field, and/or that argue for views that are outside of the current mainstream. These include, but are limited to:

  • Views bucking the trend towards value-laden science, and/or defending (new) versions of value-freedom.
  • Discussions aiming to bridge work on values in science and general value theory, especially political theory, political philosophy and moral philosophy.
  • Work seeking to connect literature on values in science to other core areas of philosophy of science, including confirmation, measurement and experimental practice, explanation, modeling and theory structure.
  • Work drawing connections between debates over values and science and topics in epistemology including the ethics of belief and moral and pragmatic encroachment.

Abstracts should be 500-800 words long and should be sent by November 15 to:

Tuesday, April 30, 2024
In connection with the centenary of the Vienna Circle and the upcoming 75th anniversary of the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science, we are organizing a conference titled Philosophy of Science: Past, Present and Future. This conference will take place on October 17-19, 2024, and will be held at the University of Minnesota.
The conference will consist of three sessions. First, a group of HOPOS scholars will reflect on the institutional history of philosophy of science, exploring how journals, research centers, societies, departments, and funding agencies have shaped the discipline as we know it today. Next, a group of contemporary philosophers of science (prominent researchers, journal editors, society presidents, and research center directors) will reflect on the current status of the profession through a series of papers and round table conversations. Finally, a group of promising junior scholars will offer their vision of what philosophy of science could or should look like in the decades to come.
Confirmed Speakers
Anna Alexandrova (University of Cambridge), Holly Andersen (Simon Fraser University), Liam Kofi Bright (London School of Economics), Carl Craver (Washington University-St. Louis), Kathleen Creel (Northeastern University), Fons Dewulf (TiLPS, Tilburg University), Heather Douglas (Michigan State University), Stephan Hartmann (MCMP, LMU Munich), Joel Isaac (University of Chicago), Carole Lee (University of Washington), Hannes Leitgeb (MCMP, LMU Munich), Sabina Leonelli (University of Exeter), Edouard Machery (University of Pittsburgh), Michela Massimi (University of Edinburgh), Bennett McNulty (University of Minnesota), Wendy Parker (Virgina Tech), Lydia Patton (Virginia Tech), Angela Potochnik (University of Cincinatti), George Reisch (Independent scholar), Alan Richardson (University of British Columbia), Stéphanie Ruphy (ENS-University of Paris), Bryan Roberts (London School of Economics), Janet Stemwedel (San José State University), Thomas Uebel (University of Manchester), James Weatherall (UC Irvine)
Scientific Committee
Bas van Fraassen (Princeton University), Paul Hoyningen-Huene (Leibniz University Hannover), Philip Kitcher (Columbia University), Helen Longino (Stanford University), Deborah Mayo (Virginia Tech), Sandra Mitchell (University of Pittsburgh), Friedrich Stadler (University of Vienna), Alison Wylie (University of British Columbia)
Alan Love (MCPS, University of Minnesota), Sander Verhaegh (TiLPS, Tilburg University)
Submission guidelines
We invite philosophers of science and HOPOS scholars to submit proposals for poster presentations in conjunction with the conference theme. Submissions on all topics related to the past, present, or future of philosophy of science broadly construed are welcome. Please submit abstracts of 500 words (maximum) suitable for blind review to and indicate whether you would like to present your poster in the ‘Past’, the ‘Present’, or the ‘Future’ section.
In every section of the conference with invited speakers, a few paper slots will be reserved for contributed abstracts. Please indicate whether you would like your poster proposal to be considered for such a slot. Oral presentations in the ‘Future’ section will be exclusively reserved for junior scholars (graduate students or scholars who obtained their PhD within the last six years).
A curated subset of the proceedings will be published in the Minnesota Studies in Philosophy of Science series with contributors revising manuscripts in light of conference feedback and peer review comments.
Dates and Deadlines
April 30: Submission deadline
May 31: Notifications
October 17-19: Conference