Inferences & Models in Science, Logic, Language, and Technology
Chairs: Emiliano Ippoliti, Lorenzo Magnani, Selene Arfini
June 7-9 2023 – Rome, Italy
Department of Philosophy, Sapienza University of Rome
Villa Mirafiori – Via Carlo Fea 2, 00161 Roma
Rooms: II, VI, X
(Seventh International MBR Conference)
WEB SITE: http://www.mbr023rome.com/
Bologna, Italy, June 8-9, 2023
Prof. Anya Plutynski (Washington University in St Louis)
Dr. Fedro Peccatori (IEO – European Institute of Oncology)
Taking place in the historic city center of Bordeaux, France, from June 12th to June 16th, 2023, it welcomes Master students, PhD students, and postdocs, from the fields of philosophy, life sciences, and medicine. Participants will learn to use interdisciplinary methods to address conceptual issues in scientific research.
The Summer School starts with a lecture by Elliott Sober (University of Wisconsin), laureate of the 2023 PhilInBioMed Award. Discussants are Kevin Lala (formerly Laland), Ford Doolittle, and Silvia De Monte.
Course leaders will be present throughout the week providing examples of interdisciplinary research based on their own experience, as well as interacting and advising participants on their projects. Course leaders include Silvia De Monte (Evolutionary Biology, ENS Paris), Andy Ewald (Medicine, Johns Hopkins), Lucie Laplane (Philosophy, IHPST Paris & Gustave Roussy), and Lauren Ross (Philosophy, UC Irvine), along with local organizers.
The deadline for registration is March 31st, 2023. The fees are €500 for Master students and PhD students and €700 for postdocs (including lunch, coffee breaks and accommodation).
A limited number of grants will be available upon demand.
Workshop on The Philosophy of Biophysics
14-15 September 2023, Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol
More than 40% of the global interventional cardiology market was controlled by Boston Scientific, Abbott, and Medtronic. This global market research includes a look at 46 interventional cardiology firms operating ins over 70 countries around the world.
THEMES: 1) Evolution of the brain; how evolutionary theories inform ideas about cognition and behavior.
2) Varia: philosophy of neuroscience or neurophilosophy, broadly construed.
In addition to welcoming talks on all topics in philosophy of neuroscience or neurophilosophy, at this year’s meeting we also aim to bring history and philosophy of biology, philosophy of mind, and neuroscience into closer conversation. To this end, we also invite abstract submissions for talks on the topic of brain evolution. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: histories of brain evolution and cross-species comparisons; using evolutionary theory to develop tools to be used to study the brain (e.g. neuro-computational modeling); functional and structural homology of the brain; evolutionary theory as explanation in behavioral and cognitive neuroscience. This workshop is open to historians, philosophers, and scientists working at all levels of investigation, and will continue our tradition of bringing junior and senior scholars together in conversation. We will feature our usual events, including submitted talks, invited speakers, invited neuroscientist keynote lectures, and short “blitz” talks.
Housing, meals, and transportation costs (North American travel only) will be covered, and all course materials provided.
Who is it for?
Undergraduate Students who are highly motivated and show strong academic promise and interest in the philosophy of science, including but not limited to:
Underrepresented racial/ethnic backgrounds
Students with disabilities
Undergraduates from groups underrepresented in philosophy of science
While this program is designed for students traditionally underrepresented in philosophy of science, all qualified undergraduate applicants will be considered. Past coursework in philosophy of science is not a prerequisite for application to the Summer Program. The University of Pittsburgh, as an educational institution and as an employer, does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status or gender identity and expression in its programs and activities
How to Apply:
Before beginning the application process you will need to collect:
Cover letter describing your future plans after graduation and your interests in philosophy of science (including the philosophy of physics, biology, cognitive science, neuroscience, social sciences, etc.). Please briefly indicate relevant demographic information (racial/ethnic heritage, gender, etc.)
CV (including College/University affiliation, major, GPA, high school, awards & recognition, any philosophy courses taken)
Brief writing sample (2,000 words maximum) that will help the selection committee assess your academic and philosophical skills. Typically, but not necessarily, this will be a paper that was written for a college course. Philosophy of science papers are preferable, but a paper on a topic from any discipline will work if no suitable philosophy paper is available. The most effective paper to submit will be the one which best exhibits your academic and philosophical skills. The writing sample can be a selection from a larger paper.
One letter of recommendation from a faculty member who is familiar with your work and can speak to your philosophical skills and suitability for this program to be mailed directly to The Center at email@example.com.
Deadline for applications is March 15, 2023.
Date of Workshop: 10-11 July 2023.
Venue: Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
Organizers: Eran Tal (McGill University), Alessandra Basso (University of Cambridge), and Cristian Larroulet Philippi (University of Cambridge)
Sponsors: Canada Research Chairs Program (via McGill University), Ann Johnson Institute for Science, Technology and Society.
Inductive Metaphysics is a comparatively new branch of metaphysics that justifies metaphysical principles by inductive or abductive inferences from empirical evidence, rather than by purely logico-conceptual considerations. This conference intends to give a representative picture of the state of the art in inductive metaphysics and the current debate on this branch of metaphysics. The conference is organized by the DFG-funded research group "Inductive Metaphysics" (FOR 2495) in which more than 30 philosophers from seven German universities explore the prospects and applications of inductive metaphysics.
Please find more information here: http://www.philosophie.hhu.de/im-conference.
There will be nine plenary talks given by Karen Bennett (Rutgers University, USA), Stephen Biggs (Iowa State University, USA), Katherine Brading (Duke University, USA), Anjan Chakravartty (University of Miami, USA), Andreas Hüttemann & Gerhard Schurz (University of Cologne & University of Düsseldorf, Germany), Jenann Ismael (Columbia University, USA), Max Kistler (University of Paris 1, France), Oliver Scholz & Ansgar Seide (University of Münster, Germany), Thomas Uebel (University of Manchester, UK).