Fifth International Conference of the German Society for Philosophy of Science

Call for Papers – Call for Symposia

ZIWIS, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)

Erlangen, Germany

March 24-26, 2025

Submission Deadline: September 1, 2024

Acceptance Notification: November 2024

Keynote lectures will be given by:

Kevin Elliott (Michigan State)

Roman Frigg (London)

Andreas Hüttemann (Köln)

Lina Jansson (Nottingham)

Sabina Leonelli (München)

Naomi Oreskes (Harvard)

The German Society for Philosophy of Science (Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftsphilosophie – GWP) was founded in September 2011 with the aim to better integrate the community of philosophers of science and academics interested in philosophy of science in Germany and thereby to promote the field at a local and international level. The GWP organizes an international conference every three years. Our fifth conference will be hosted by the FAU Kompetenzzentrum für interdisziplinäre Wissenschaftsreflexion (ZIWIS) at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg and co-hosted by its Institut für Philosophie from 24th until 26th of March 2025. The ZIWIS ( pursues the goal of understanding philosophy of science in an application-oriented way and linking it with other areas of science studies, which is characterized by the concept of “Wissenschaftsreflexion” (“reflection on science”).

Contributed papers are invited from all fields of philosophy of science as well as from the history of science, science & technology studies (STS), and other related disciplines. Contributed papers will be clustered into parallel sessions focusing on particular topics or special sciences.

We welcome proposals for individual papers (30 min plus 10 min discussion) or symposia (3 speakers in a 2-hour session). Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit proposals for either individual papers or symposia. All proposals will be submitted electronically via the conference website at where you will also find all detailed information on the submission process (including formatting guidelines of proposals) and, closer to the time, on how to register for the conference.

Please note that each person can only present one paper at the GWP.2025 (whether individual or as part of a symposium; co-authorship of papers presented by others is possible). The recommended conference language is English, but contributions in German will also be considered.

The deadline for all submissions is: September 1, 2024

Expected notification of acceptance by the beginning of November 2024. 

Local Organizing Committee (LOC): Michael Jungert (chair), Sabine Dika, Gerhard Ernst, Katrin Götz-Votteler, Simone Hespers, Jon Leefmann, Erasmus Mayr, Josephine Musil-Gutsch, Vanina Rodriguez-Bauer, Anna Schneider, Sebastian Schuol

Program Committee: Axel Gelfert (GWP President), Gerhard Ernst, Vera Hoffmann-Kolss, Michael Jungert, Jon Leefmann, Erasmus Mayr, Josephine Musil-Gutsch, Sebastian Schuol