Submitted by Mario Günther, LMU Munich. ********************************************* Causation, Explanation, Conditionals MCMP/GSN, LMU Munich June 21-23, 2017 ********************************************* The analysis of causation and explanation has served as a major motivation for investigating conditionals, developing conditional logics, Bayesian networks, ranking theory, Ramsey Tests, and possible worlds semantics. This analysis, consequently, has evolved into a very fruitful […]

Submitted by Samuel Fletcher, MCMP, LMU Munich. ********************************************* The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy invites applications for the following event: SUMMER SCHOOL ON MATHEMATICAL PHILOSOPHY FOR FEMALE STUDENTS 2017 MCMP, LMU Munich July 30 – August 5, 2017 ********************************************* The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) is organizing the fourth Summer School on Mathematical […]

Submitted by Alexander Gebharter, DCLPS, University of Duesseldorf. Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy: SOPhiA 2017 September 13 – 15, 2017 Department of Philosophy (Humanities), University of Salzburg, Austria Aim SOPhiA 2017 provides an opportunity for students and doctoral candidates in philosophy to take a first peek into the philosophical business and to get in […]

Submitted by Stephan Hartmann, MCMP, LMU Munich. Call for Papers Reasoning and Argumentation in Science Center for Advanced Studies, LMU Munich 31 May – 2 June 2017   Progress in science is not only a matter of new models and theories, but also of new ways of reasoning and arguing for specific conclusions. In […]

Submitted by Markus Dressel, University of Hannover. Call for Abstracts: PROGRESS IN SCIENCE AND SOCIETY – Workshop with Philip Kitcher June 14, 2017 | Leibniz University Hannover | Deadline for submissions: March 12, 2017 Topic Is the notion of progress suitable to analyze such disparate endeavors as science, ethics, the economy or society as a […]

Submitted by Meinard Kuhlmann, University of Mainz. Call for Papers (CfP): AGPhil-Workshop “Epistemology of Big Data in Physics”, 13. – 17.3.2017, Bremen Die Arbeitsgruppe “Philosophie der Physik” (AGPhil) beteiligt sich auch im kommenden Jahr wieder an einer der Frühjahrstagungen der Deutschen Physikalischen Gesellschaft (DPG), vom 13. – 17.3.2017 in Bremen ( Einreichungen zu jedem Thema […]

Submitted by Ulrich Krohs, University of Muenster. Start: 1st April 2017. 3-year positions (TV-L E13 65 %). Deadline for applications: 8th of January, 2017. The new DFG-funded Research Training Group “Evolutionary Processes in Adaptation and Disease” (EvoPAD, GRK 2220) unites biological, medical, and philosophical research at the University of Münster, Germany. The core idea is […]

Submitted by Markus Seidel, University of Münster. Positivismus als gesellschaftliches und politisches Projekt Universität Münster, Senatssaal, Schlossplatz 2 19.01.2017, 9:00 Uhr bis 19:00 Uhr Obwohl der Ausdruck ‚Positivismus‘ vielfältig verwendet wird, kann darunter nichtsdestotrotz der Versuch gefasst werden, die Voraussetzungen der Erfolgsgeschichte der Naturwissenschaften theoretisch zu erfassen und auf alle wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen zu übertragen. Darin […]

Submitted by Anna Kellerer, TU Munich. Master’s program in STS at the Munich Center for Technology in Society Application is possible from January 01 until May 31 2017. The Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) of the TU Munich launched its new Master’s program in Science and Technology Studies this year. It is an […]

Submitted by Ulrich Krohs, University of Muenster. Transdisziplinarität. Die Wissenschaft und die vielen Felder des Wissens WWU Münster, Festsaal, Schlossplatz 3,08.12.2016 9:00 bis 09.12.2016 13:30. Anmeldung an: Programm: Wissenschaft “schafft” Wissen. Aber Wissen entsteht nicht nur in der Wissenschaft, und die Wissenschaft schafft ihr Wissen nicht alleine; eine Vielzahl von Sozialsystemen ist daran […]

Submitted by Markus Schrenk, University of Duesseldorf. After two successful meetings (at Rutgers, Newark in 2015 and the University of Geneva in 2016), the Society for the Metaphysics of Science (SMS) will be holding its third annual conference on October 5-7, 2017 at Fordham University, New York. Our keynote speaker will be Michael Strevens (NYU) […]

Submitted by Ralf Busse, University of Mainz. Philosophisches Seminar, JGU Mainz: Stellenausschreibung An der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (JGU) ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die Stelle einer Universitätsprofessorin oder eines Universitätsprofessors als Leiterin oder Leiter des Studium generale (Bes.Gr. W 2 LBesG) zu besetzen. Das Studium generale der JGU ist Studium integrale und Bürgeruniversität zugleich und erfüllt […]

Submitted by Gregor Schiemann, University of Wuppertal. Mechanistic Explanations, Computability and Complex Systems. AIPS Conference Dortmund 2016 At: TU Dortmund From: 28.10.2016 09:15 To: 30.10.2016 13:00 When it turned out that the “classical” DN model of explanation cannot cope with many fields of scientific research (starting with cases from physics), several other models of scientific […]

Submitted by Thomas Reydon, University of Hannover. Call for Papers and Symposia – EPSA17 (see also The European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA) invites contributed papers and proposals for symposia for its next conference, EPSA17 (, which will be held at the University of Exeter from 6-9 September 2017. The conference will feature contributed […]

Submitted by Torsten Wilholt, Leibniz Universität Hannover. Leibniz Universität Hannover is advertising two newly established permanent full professorships (W3) in the field of science studies, one for “Science and Society” and one for “Methodology of Higher Education Research and Science Studies”. Both chairs will be part of the newly founded interdisciplinary “Leibniz Center for Science […]