Call For Application (Deadline: January 31, 2018) THOUGHT EXPERIMENTS Univie Summer School – Scientific World Conceptions (USS-SWC) July 2–13, 2018 The Univie Summer School – Scientific World Conceptions (USS-SWC) – until 2014 under the label “Vienna International Summer University” – will be held from July 2 to 13, 2018. The topic of the two-week course […]

Submitted by Claus Beisbart, University of Bern. CSH Fellow in Philosophy of Science at University of Bern The Center for Space and Habitability (CSH) at the University of Bern, Switzerland, invites applications for CSH Fellows. CSH Fellows are expected to be independent postdoctoral researchers, who will carry out their own early-career research program that is […]

Submitted by Erik Curiel (MCMP, LMU Munich). ********************************************* The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy invites attendance at the following event: The Second Law of Thermodynamics MCMP, LMU Munich September 1-2, 2017 http://www.lmu.de/secondlaw2017 ********************************************* The attempt to understand the Second Law of thermodynamics occupies a central role in the foundations of physics: not only is it […]

Submitted by Kian Salimkhani, University of Bonn. CfR: Spacetime: Fundamental or Emergent? University of Bonn, 26-28 October 2017 Speakers: Karen Crowther, Richard Dawid, Neil Dewar, Michael Esfeld, Dennis Lehmkuhl, Brian Pitts, James Read, Kian Salimkhani, Alastair Wilson, Christian Wüthrich Topic: Spacetime or spatiotemporal relations have traditionally been considered as perfect candidates for fundamental entities or […]

The Generalized Theory of Evolution January 31 – February 3, 2018 DCLPS, University of Duesseldorf, Germany For some decades now experts in several fields of the science of human nature, society and culture are using evolutionary models to explain their domain-specific phenomena. This led to the prominent idea, that the historical development of human culture […]

Submitted by Markus Schrenk, University of Duesseldorf. (Call for Application as PDF: German/English) The Institute of Philosophy at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Dep. Philosophy III – Metaphysics and Philosophy of Language, Prof. Markus Schrenk, invites applications for a doctoral position scientific employee/doctoral student (50 %, pay grade 13 TV-L) starting at the earliest date. Initial […]

Submitted by TiLPS. Perspectives on Scientific Error TiLPS, Tilburg University, NL 26-27 June 2017 https://scientificerror2017.wordpress.com/ Invited Speakers: Edouard Machery, University of Pittsburgh Barbara Osimani, LMU Munich Daniel Lakens, Eindhoven University of Technology Eric-Jan Wagenmakers, University of Amsterdam ********************************************* This workshop brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers interested in issues of scientific error. Participants share […]

Submitted by Markus Dressel (Leibniz University Hannover). WORKSHOP: Progress in Science and Society (with Philip Kitcher) June 14, 2017, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany The Research Training Group “Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research” hosts a one day workshop on the topic of progress in science and society at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. The keynote […]

Submitted by Ulrich Krohs (WWU Münster). CfA: Wiss. Mitarbeiter/in theoretische Physik und Geschäftsführung des Zentrums für Wissenschaftstheorie der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster. Bewerbungsfrist: 15.6.2017 Am Fachbereich 11 (Physik) der Westfälischen Wilhelms-Universität Münster ist im Institut für Theoretische Physik zum 1. Oktober 2017 eine Stelle als Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin/Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L) mit einer Lehrverpflichtung von 4 […]

Submitted by Andreas Albert, TU Munich. Master’s program in Responsibility in Science, Engineering, and Technology (RESET) at the Munich Center for Technology in Society The application is now possible until July 15, 2017. The Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS) of the TU Munich is launching its new Master’s program supported by the Elite […]

Submitted by Torsten Wilholt (Leibniz Universität Hannover). Call for Papers: GAP-Doktorandenworkshop Wissenschaftsphilosophie 2017 Leibniz Universität Hannover, 12.-13. Mai 2017 veranstaltet von Torsten Wilholt, Uljana Feest und Mathias Frisch in Zusammenarbeit mit der Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie Neuer Bewerbungsschluss (Frist verlängert): 1. Mai 2017 Webseite: http://www.philos.uni-hannover.de/gapworkshop2017.html Der Workshop richtet sich an DoktorandInnen im Fach Philosophie, die […]

Submitted by the Executive Committee of the GWP. The German Society for Philosophy of Science has, after a unanimous decision of the executive committee, sent a letter to Mr. Zoltán Balog, Minister of Human Capacities in Hungary, to express support for the Central European University (CEU) and concerns regarding pending legislation that would endanger academic […]

Submitted by Susanne Höckelmann (University of Kassel). Boundaries in Science and Higher Education (Research) Call for Participation for the 2017 international Summer School in Higher Education Research and Science Studies. The summer school “Boundaries in Science and Higher Education (Research)”, organized by the International Centre for Higher Education Research Kassel (INCHER-Kassel), will take place at […]

Submitted by Torsten Wilholt (Leibniz Universität Hannover). Call for Papers: GAP-Doktorandenworkshop Wissenschaftsphilosophie 2017 Leibniz Universität Hannover, 12.-13. Mai 2017 veranstaltet von Torsten Wilholt, Uljana Feest und Mathias Frisch in Zusammenarbeit mit der Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie Bewerbungsschluss: 23. April 2017 Webseite: http://www.philos.uni-hannover.de/gapworkshop2017.html Der Workshop richtet sich an DoktorandInnen im Fach Philosophie, die sich in ihren […]

Submitted by Benjamin Jantzen (Virginia Tech). Postdoctoral Research Associate in causal learning and automated scientific discovery A 1-year postdoc position (with the possibility of renewal for an additional year) is available in the area of causal learning and automated scientific discovery. The successful applicant will explore the formal connections between causal learning in the graphical […]