Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism?

August 5-7, 2017, Durham University, UK

Keynote speakers:

  • Hasok Chang (Cambridge)
  • Michela Massimi (Edinburgh)
  • Stathis Psillos (Athens)
  • John Worrall (LSE)

Call for papers

This is a call for papers for a 3-day conference on the theme of contemporary selective scientific realism (sometimes called ‘divide et impera’ realism).

Conference Themes:

  • Assessing the validity of selective scientific realism by amassing a large amount of relevant evidence from the history of science
  • Bringing that evidence to bear upon selective scientific realist positions
  • Evaluating philosophical and conceptual challenges to the selective realist position
  • Discussing the future of scientific selective realism

Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be emailed to yafeng.shan@durham.ac.uk, by December 20th 2016 at the latest. Decisions will be made by January 31st 2017. A limited number of travel bursaries will be available for particularly strong applicants who can only partially fund their own travel. Further inquiries may be addressed to Yafeng Shan (yafeng.shan@durham.ac.uk).

Deadline: January 31, 2017

Posted: December 07, 2016