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 In recent years, many researchers working in the philosophy of science have become more and more interested in scientific practices. This so-called “practice turn” seeks to replace or amend the attention traditionally given to scientific theories (their structure, content, and ontological status) with a focus on the practical activities carried out by physicists, chemists, […]

Wittgenstein and the formal sciences 3Wednesday – January 10, 2024A Zoom meeting to celebrate the World Logic Day 2024 (which is actually a few days later) = Call for registration:We are organizing a one-day online workshop to commemorate the World Logic Day. Registration is free of charge and everybody is welcome to attend. To receive […]

Organized byMaria Dębińska, Julia Sánchez-Dorado, Ben Woodard Model organisms are life forms used to test biological theories of various kinds in laboratory settings. Research with model organisms muddies the line between models as material objects and models as abstract entities. Model organisms are not fully constructed, since they are evolved beings, but the longer they […]

A Zoom meeting to celebrate the World Logic Day 2024 (which is actually two days earlier) == TopicExplanation and understanding are central topics in the philosophy of science. This discipline has made important developments to account for the role explanations play in scientific activities. A current trend is that philosophers emphasize the relation between explanation […]

Invited Speakers:  Alison Fernandes, Bryan Roberts, Cristian López, Eddy Chen, Jill North, Natalja Deng, and Nina Emery Abstract: The problem of the direction of time is a central issue in contemporary philosophy of science. On the one hand, we experience many time-directed phenomena, such as causal relationships and local thermodynamic behavior; on the other hand, […]

Aims:The international workshop on “Trivalent Suspension, Uncertainty and Reasoning with Conditionals” (TSUC) aims to bring together renowned researchers from philosophy, logic, formal epistemology, and mathematics to discuss the major issues, contemporary methodologies that have arisen in the study of suspension, uncertainty, and conditionals. We would like to investigate a specific perspective concerning trivalent logic, probability and conditionals. Specifically, this workshop intends […]

Call for Registration: “Explainable AI and Society” Lecture Series The 4th installment of the lecture series “Explainable AI and Society” will take place during the winter semester 2023/2024, online and in person at TU Dortmund. Modern AI can be used to drive cars, to decide on loans, or to detect cancer. Yet, the inner workings […]

Dear colleagues and students, please find here some information about the two-year Master program “History, Philosophy and Culture of Science” (HPS+) offered by the Philosophy Department in cooperation with other Departments at Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB): HPS+-info [1] An important novelty is that from now on a specialization in logic (next to a focus on HPS) […]

The European Philosophy of Science Association calls for proposals for the venue of EPSA25, its 10th Biennial Conference, to be held in the autumn of 2025. The biennial conference is the main scientific event of the EPSA, typically attracting 200-300 philosophers of science from across the world. It usually comprises 200 contributed and symposia talks, […]

Ankündigung Das Netzwerk „Argumentieren in der Schule“ richtet im Rahmen seines Arbeitstreffens einen öffentlichen Workshop mit dem Titel „Ziele und Grenzen des Argumentierens“ aus, der vom 18. bis 20. September 2023 in Düsseldorf stattfindet. Welche Ziele können und sollen im Argumentieren verfolgt werden? Wo liegen die Grenzen des Argumentierens und wie lässt sich mit ihnen umgehen? Diese […]

Job: PhD position (3 years) in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences at Bielefeld University, Germany (deadline: July 5th, 2023) The Faculty of History, Philosophy und Theology, Department of Philosophy (research group philosophy of science, Prof. Dr. Marie I. Kaiser/Prof. Dr. Lara Keuck/Jun.-Prof. Dr. Alkistis Elliott-Graves), has the following job opening: PhD position in the […]

Logikphilosophisch – psychologisch – mathematisch – informatisch Hintergrund:In seiner Erkenntnislehre unterscheidet Stumpf zwischen universalen Axiomen oder logischen Grundsätzen einerseits und regionalen Axiomen oder phänomenologischen Grundsätzen andererseits. Das so bestimmte, phänomenologisch geprägte Logikkonzept soll im Mittelpunkt der Jahrestagung stehen und mit anderen, auch aktuellen Logikkonzepten verglichen werden. Call for papers Die Carl Stumpf Gesellschaft lädt dazu ein, die Bedeutung der […]

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy invites abstracts for the following event:  The Unconventional Memory Workshop MCMP, LMU Munich September 12-13, 2023********************************************* Recent philosophical and scientific research has aimed to widen the boundaries of what we think memory is as well as where and how we think it occurs. This workshop is dedicated to the […]

Guest editors: Tobias Henschen (Cologne), Andreas Hüttemann (Cologne) Topical Collection Description: The metaphysics of science debate is often characterized as dividing philosophers who endorse positions of “maximal” metaphysics and “maximal” anti-metaphysics: philosophers who believe and philosophers who refuse to believe that the content or practice of science is to be explained in terms of unobservable […]

Die Frage nach der Stellung des Menschen in der Wissenschaft gewinnt durch die immer umfassendere wissenschaftliche Erschließung der menschlichen Lebenswelt an Bedeutung. Das Feld der damit verbundenen Phänomene erstreckt sich von der geistes- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Erforschung des Menschen und seiner Lebenszusammenhänge über die Vorstellungen vom Menschen in den Rechts- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften bis hin zu praktischen […]

Dear all.  Submissions are now open for the 7th edition of HaPoC, to be hosted by the Faculty of Administration and Social Sciences at Warsaw University of Technology from 18 through 20 October, 2023. Important dates:  – Submission deadline: April 30, 2023  – Notification of acceptance/rejection: June 30th, 2023 – Conference: October 18-20, 2023  Conference […]

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy invites submissions for the following event:  How Should We Reason? Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives  MCMP, LMU Munich October 12-13, 2023********************************************* According to a long-standing insight going back to Hume, the normative and the descriptive are distinct in kind, so that it is wrong to conclude “is” from “ought” or […]

Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practices with Jean Paul Van BendegemDate: 21 – 23 June 2023Location: Brussels, Belgium (in person)Costs: FreeDeadline for abstract submission: April 1, 2023Webpage: The Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLPS) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) will host its fifth Masterclass in the Philosophy of Mathematical Practices on […]