The PSA biennial conference is one of our favorite things we do here. The global pandemic made planning and hosting our conference difficult for obvious reasons, but it was thanks to you that PSA 2020/2021 was a success. See our Google Photos album capturing some of the best moments from PSA 2021/2022.
Congratulating Our Baltimore Awardees!
Speaking of PSA 2020/2021, join us in recognizing the incredible recipients of the following awards and prizes!
Women's Caucus Prize
2019: Cailin O’Connor, The Origins of Unfairness
UPSS Delegate Awards
Mary B. Hesse Graduate Student Essay Award
The winners of the Nagel Prize
2018: Benjamin Feitzeig, On the Choice of Algebra for Quantization
2019: Michael Hicks, What Everyone Should Say about Symmetries (and How Humeans Get to Say It)
2020: Kalewold Kalewold, “Race and Medicine in Light of the New Mechanistic Philosophy of Science.” Biology and Philosophy 35(4): 1-22.
Meet the PSA's New Executive Director
Greetings PSA Members,
I am absolutely thrilled to be the new Executive Director of the Philosophy of Science Association. Philosophy as an academic discipline has been an important part of my life since I was introduced to it at around fifteen years of age, and it has (largely) had a positive influence! I look forward to organizing great events, fostering productive conversations and developing the reach and influence of this prestigious and important association. My background in business development, event design and production, and science communication has prepared me to serve the PSA with an eye towards membership growth through increasing the quality of member services, public outreach and engagement, and the efficient operation of the executive office. I look forward to meeting you at one of our biennial meetings and if you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to reach out via email – email@example.com.
Check Out the Philosophy of Science Archive
Did you know? PhilSci-Archive is the official preprint archive for the Philosophy of Science Association and the best place to host your philosophy of science preprints. PhilSci-Archive is a free electronic archive providing a stable, openly accessible repository for scholarly articles and monographs. With PhilSci-Archive, researchers can search the open-access repository and get curated new post alerts delivered to their inboxes. Many journals encourage authors to post preprints on archives like the PhilSci-Archive in order to increase readership, and papers uploaded to PhilSci-Archive regularly receive many, even hundreds, of downloads within the first year. Visit philsci-archive.pitt.edu today to create a free account and post your preprints.
Top 5 most downloaded preprints (September 2021 - February 2022)
Please note this important clarification about the nominations process for the Nagel and Hesse Awards: You do not need to submit nominations directly to Anya Plutynski.
For the Nagel Award: When papers are submitted to the journal, authors check a box that they are interested in their paper being considered for the Nagel Award and they provide information about their career stage. Then, if the paper is published, it becomes eligible. The Editorial Manager will send the list of eligible papers for the publication year to the committee.
For the Hesse Award: All those submitting contributed papers to the PSA will check a box that they want their submission considered, and a box that they are currently a graduate student. Once the decision about which papers get published is made, then those that satisfy the relevant criteria get sent to the committee.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Anya Plutynski, firstname.lastname@example.org
Member Book Gallery
Have you published a book in the past five years? Add it to our new PSA Member Book Gallery. We currently have 60 books and counting.