CFP: Philosophy of Biology at Madison Workshop

May 20-21, 2016, The University of Wisconsin-Madison i

Call for papers

The Philosophy Department at University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to announce the fourth biennial Philosophy of Biology at Madison Workshop (POBAM). The workshop is designed to provide a biennial forum for new work in the philosophy of biology. The format of the workshop will provide an opportunity for speakers to receive useful feedback from colleagues, and for other participants to become acquainted with new work in the field.

The workshop will take place in Madison from 05/20/16 to 05/21/16.The keynote speaker will be Prof. W. Ford Doolittle, Dalhousie University. We encourage abstracts in all areas of philosophy of biology or general philosophy of science with a biological focus. We want a diverse program and hope that presented papers will differ from each other on several dimensions (e.g., technical and nontechnical, historical and nonhistorical, evolutionary and nonevolutionary).

Those who would like to present their work at the workshop must submit both an abstract of 2-3 double-spaced pages and a title page. The abstract should be prepared for blind review; no self-identifying information should be included. The title page should list the title of the abstract and the name(s) and contact information of the author(s). Preference will be given (ceteris paribus) to individuals who have not already presented papers at POBAM. There is a limit of one submission per person. Please check the POBAM website for information about how to submit your abstract.

The deadline for submitting an abstract is October 1, 2015. Abstracts will be reviewed by a program committee. Those submitting abstracts will be notified in December of the program committee’s decision.For more information about the conference, please see

Deadline: October 1, 2015

Posted: May 26, 2015