June 24-26, 2015, University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark
Keynote speakers will include: Marcel Boumans (Eramus University of Rotterdam), Nancy J. Nerssessian (Georgia Institute of Technology), Hans-Jörg Rheinberger (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), and Léna Soler (University of Paris-I) The Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP) is an interdisciplinary community of scholars who approach the philosophy of science with a focus on scientific practice and the practical uses of scientific knowledge. For further details on our objectives, see our mission statement on our website at http://www.philosophy-science-practice.org/en/mission-statement/.
For more information about the conference, please visit http://www.philosophy-science-practice.org/en/events/fifth-biennial-spsp-aarhus-2015/.
Registration for the SPSP2015 is available from the website http://css.au.dk/en/events/spsp-2015/registration/ , which lists the registration categories and pricing and links to an online payment system.
The registration fee includes access to all sessions, entrance to the opening reception, the printed conference program, three lunches, and tea/coffee in the specified breaks.
Registration does not include accommodation. Please find links to the hotels that offer special conference rates at http://css.au.dk/en/events/spsp-2015/accommodation/.
Please note that special early-bird discount rates are available until the 14th of April.
Call for papers
Please submit paper or session proposals via spsp2015.au.dk/submission
Notification of acceptance: 1 March 2015
Main Contact: Sabina Leonelli, S.Leonelli@exeter.ac.uk
The SPSP conferences provide a broad forum for scholars committed to making detailed and systematic studies of scientific practices — neither dismissing concerns about truth and rationality, nor ignoring contextual and pragmatic factors. The conferences aim at cutting through traditional disciplinary barriers and developing novel approaches. We welcome contributions from not only philosophers of science, but also philosophers working in epistemology and ethics, as well as the philosophy of engineering, technology, medicine, agriculture, and other practical fields. Additionally, we welcome contributions from historians and sociologists of science, pure and applied scientists, and any others with an interest in philosophical questions regarding scientific practice. We welcome both proposals for individual papers, and also strongly encourage proposals for whole, thematic sessions with coordinated papers, particularly those which include multiple disciplinary perspectives and/or input from scientific practitioners. You may wish to involve other members of SPSP (a listing is available on our website) or post a notice to the SPSP mailing list describing your area of interest and seeking other possible participants for a session proposal. (To post to this list or to receive updates on the conference, please subscribe via http://www.philosophy-sciencepractice.org/en/mailing-list/.)
Individual paper proposals must include a title and an abstract of 500 words, and full affiliation details and contact information for the author(s)/speaker(s). Session/symposia proposals must include an overall title for the session, a 250-500 words abstract of the session, and a 500-word abstract for each paper (or an equivalent amount of depth and detail, if the format of the proposed session is a less traditional one), and full affiliation details and contact information for each contributor. Session proposals should be submitted as a group by the organizer of the session; typically 3 standard length or 4 shorter papers can be accommodated within our usual session formats. Individuals should only appear on the programme once as presenters, and one additional time in another role (e.g., commentator, chair, or co-author). If in doubt, please contact the organizers in advance about your anticipated submissions. There will be a pre-conference workshop on teaching philosophy of science to scientists to be held at Aarhus University, Aarhus on 23 June, as well as a pre-conference casual social event that evening. For more information on local arrangements and updates on the conference, please see spsp2015.au.dk.
Deadline: January 5, 2015
Posted: December 24, 2014