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Submitted by Uljana Feest (Leibniz University Hannover).   WORKSHOP Bias and Discrimination in Algorithmic Decision-Making Issues in Explainable AI #3 October 8/9, 2021, Hannover, Germany Keynote Speakers: Emily Sullivan (TU Eindhoven) Christian Heinze (U Heidelberg) Markus Langer (U Saarland) Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (U Aarhus) CALL FOR PAPERS Algorithmic predictions are increasingly used to inform, guide, justify […]

Submitted by Sebastian Schuol (FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg).   New Conference Date: July 22-23, 2021 Center for Applied Philosophy of Science and Key Qualifications (ZiWiS), Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany) Due to the postponement of the Conference “Public Research and Private Knowledge – Science in Times of Diverse Research Funding” we are able to accept a number of further […]

Submitted by Simon Lohse (University of Lübeck).   Die Universität zu Lübeck ist eine moderne Schwerpunktuniversität mit den Fächern Medizin und Gesundheitswissenschaften, Informatik, Molekularbiologie, Mathematik in Medizin und Lebenswissenschaften sowie medizinische Ingenieurwissenschaft. International renommierte Forschung und die hohe Qualität der akademischen Lehre kennzeichnen das Profil unserer Universität. Am Institut für Medizingeschichte und Wissenschaftsforschung (IMGWF) ist […]

Submitted by Jan Baedke (Ruhr University Bochum).   Postgenomic Determinisms: Environmental Narratives after the Century of the Gene (Online workshop, Ruhr University Bochum, March 25–26, 2021) This online workshop focuses on new postgenomic trends towards environmental determinism. It aims to address the conceptual foundations and theoretical presumptions of different forms of strong causal influences on […]

Submitted by Corina Strößner (Ruhr University Bochum).   CARLA 2021 The first international workshop “Concepts in Action: Representation, Learning, and Application” took place at the Institute of Cognitive Science at Osnabrück University in 2018, followed by a virtual event as part of the Bolzano Summer of Knowledge (BOSK) in 2020. Following its great success, we are organizing a third international workshop “Concepts in […]

Submitted by Stephan Hartmann (MCMP, LMU Munich).   ********************************************* The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) at Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, is organising the seventh Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students 2021 July 18-23, 2021 https://www.mathsummer.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/index.html********************************************* The summer school is open to excellent female students who want to specialise in mathematical philosophy. We are currently […]

Submitted by Jürgen Landes (MCMP, LMU Munich). ********************************************* The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy invites extended abstracts for the following event:  Progic 2021: Combining Probability and Logic MCMP, LMU Munich September 1-3, 2021 https://www.fatil.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/events/defence_inductive_logic/index.html********************************************* The 10th event in the Progic series of conferences is set to take place 1. Sep – 3. Sep 2021. This series has a […]

Submitted by Benjamin Wilck (Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin)   Call for Abstracts 2nd European Society for the History of Science Early Career Scholars Conference 20-22 September 2021 in Athens, Greece We invite submissions for individual papers addressing the main topic of the conference: Science and its Enemies: Exploring Conflicts and Alliances in the History of Science. […]

Call for Registrations   SPRING SCHOOL and WORKSHOP on Laws and Explanations in Metaphysics and Science   DFG-funded research group Inductive Metaphysics and Department of Philosophy, University of Duesseldorf http://dclps.phil.hhu.de/lems/   DATE & ACCESS:March 24-25, 2021 (the spring school introductory course takes place on March 24; on March 25 there will be a workshop on […]

Submitted by Inken Rabbel (Hochschulrektorenkonferenz). Digitale Themenwoche zu den Kleinen Fächern Vom 8. bis zum 11. März 2021 bietet die Hochschulrektorenkonferenz gemeinsam mit dem Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung eine digitale Themenwoche zu den Kleinen Fächern an. Die Veranstaltung ist Teil der Initiative „Kleine Fächer-Wochen an deutschen Hochschulen“ und hat zum Ziel, die Perspektiven der […]

Submitted by Florian Boge (Wuppertal University).   Call for Papers for a Minds & Machines Special Issue on Machine Learning: Prediction Without Explanation? https://www.springer.com/journal/11023/updates/18180316 ***Extended Deadline: 30 April 2021*** Description Over the last decades, Machine Learning (ML) techniques have gained central prominence in many areas of science. ML typically aims at pattern recognition and prediction, […]

Submitted by Christian J. Feldbacher-Escamilla (DCLPS, University of Duesseldorf)   CALL FOR PAPERS (Salzburg, deadline: May 1, 2021) Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy: SOPhiA 2021 September 9 – 11, 2021 Department of Philosophy (Humanities), University of Salzburg, Austria Aim: SOPhiA 2021 provides an opportunity for students and doctoral candidates in philosophy to take a […]

Submitted by Jürgen Landes (MCMP, LMU Munich).   ********************************************* The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy invites abstracts for the following event: Philosophy and Methodology of Medicine Online at the MCMP, LMU Munich June 1-3, 2021 https://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/events/workshops/container/methodology_medicine_2021/index.html ********************************************* The claims of medicine have been supported by a wide variety of different methods, ranging from randomized controlled […]