Submitted by Alexander Christian (DCLPS, University of Duesseldorf). Postdoc Research Position (100%, 1.5+3 years) with a focus on causality and freedom vacant at the Duesseldorf Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf) As part of the DFG Research Unit Inductive Metaphysics (FOR 2495) a full-time postdoc research position with a focus […]

Submitted by Catherine Herfeld (University of Zurich). Applications are invited for the Masterclass entitled ‘Reductionism and Anti-reductionism in Economics‘. We are pleased to have Professor Kevin Hoover (Duke University) as the lecturer. The Masterclass will take place on June 1 and 2, 2018 at the Philosophy Department of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. Please find […]

Submitted by Catherine Herfeld (University of Zurich).   WORKSHOP: CONCEPT FORMATION IN THE NATURAL AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES LOCATION: Institute of Philosophy, University of Zurich DATE: Thursday, 18 October – Saturday, 20 October, 2018 ORGANIZERS: Catherine Herfeld (University of Zurich) and Sebastian Lutz (Uppsala University) WEBSITE: http://conceptformation2018.weebly.com This workshop will bring together historians and philosophers of […]

Submitted by Stephan Hartmann (MCMP, LMU Munich). ********************************************* The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy invites abstracts for the following event: 2nd Workshop on Decision Theory & the Future of Artificial Intelligence MCMP, LMU Munich July 26-28, 2018 http://www.decision-ai.org/2018/*********************************************This workshop will continue in the tradition established last year of bringing together philosophers, decision theorists, and AI […]

Submitted by Marcel Knöchelmann (University College London). Call for Survey Participation: Authorship in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences University College London’s Centre for Publishing is currently conducting a census survey that aims to identify key aspects of authorship in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences in the UK and Germany: Why publishing, and with […]

Submitted by Ludger Jansen (University of Rostock).   *** *** Call for Papers *** *** FORMAL CAUSATION *** *** 22–23 October 2018 *** University of Rostock, Germany *** *** Deadline: 15 April 2018 *** Formal causation, one of the four traditional kinds of causation distinguished by Aristotle, is currently heavily under-researched and has even fallen into disrepute. […]

Submitted by Stephan Hartmann (MCMP, LMU Munich). Call For Papers Synthese Special Issue — Reasoning in Physics Modern Physics provides an extremely rich testing ground for philosophical theories of scientific reasoning. In recent times, we have seen the emergence of many new forms of theory confirmation, necessitated by the empirical inaccessibility of some of the […]

Submitted by Stephan Hartmann (MCMP, LMU Munich). ********************************************* Call for applications for all-inclusive stipends: 2nd International Rationality Summer Institute (IRSI2) Kloster Irsee, Germany September 2-14, 2018 http://2018.irsi-school.de ********************************************* Rationality is central to many disciplines, including philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, and economics. This may suggest that research in these fields is conducted in close concert. But […]

Submitted by Jürgen Landes (MCMP, LMU Munich).   Special Issue on the notion of “Reliability” with Synthese Call for Papers Guest Editors: Stefano Bonzio (UnivPM Ancona), Jürgen Landes (LMU Munich) and Barbara Osimani (UnivPM Ancona) Current political, social and even scientific debates all hinge upon whether data, inferences and/or belief forming processes are reliable (the replication crisis and fake news are […]

Submitted by Meinard Kuhlmann (University of Mainz).   International Workshop  Reduction and Emergence Technische Universität Berlin Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin Room H 2033 (Main Building) 15th and 16th March 2018   Invited Talks Thursday, 15th March 2018 15:00–15:45 Meinard Kuhlmann — Reduction, emergence and mechanisms in magnets and markets 15:45–16:30 Stefan Bornholdt — Ising models of […]

Submitted by Anke Bueter (University of Hannover). Call for papers – “Philosophy of medicine meets social epistemology” June 7 & 8, 2018 Location: Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany. The location is barrier-free. Keynote speakers: Havi Carel (University of Bristol), Rebecca Kukla (Georgetown University), Miriam Solomon (Temple University), Sean Valles (Michigan State University). Organizers: Anke Bueter (Leibniz […]

Submitted by Helmut Pulte (RUB). Dear colleagues and friends of philosophy of science, In the documents below you will find some information about a new MA programme of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum, that we would like to call your attention to. It is open for both, students from the humanities and from the natural sciences and […]

Submitted by Florian Boge (University of Wuppertal).   Second Call for Applications The Research Unit Epistemology of the LHC invites applications for the Summer School Particle Physics at the Crossroads: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Past, Present and Future of Particle Physics taking place 23-30 July 2018 in Wuppertal (Germany). Extended deadline: 28 February 2018   Confirmed speakers Physics: John Ellis Margarete Mühlleitner Christian Zeitnitz […]

Submitted by Anne Sophie Meincke (University of Exeter).   First Call for Registration Process Biology Final Conference of the ERC-funded project “A Process Ontology for Contemporary Biology” 21-23 March 2018, The Royal Institution of Great Britain, London, UK Organised by John Dupré, Stephan Güttinger, Anne Sophie Meincke & Dan Nicholson (University of Exeter) The ERC-funded project […]

2018 JOINT MEETING THE EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES/ THE PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE ROUNDTABLE   Call for Papers: Third joint European/American Conference Leibniz Universität Hannover August 30 – September 1, 2018   The European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences and the Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable invite […]