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Fabian Hundertmark (Universität Bielefeld).   The topic of this colloquium is Justin Garson’s latest book, “What Biological Functions Are and Why They Matter” (Cambridge University Press, 2019). Garson is one of the leading experts on biological functions. He published numerous articles on the topic of biological functions in prestigious journals and the book “A Critical […]

Submitted by Kristina Wensing (University of Münster).   The DFG funded Research Training Group “Evolutionary Processes in Adaptation and Disease” (EvoPAD) at the University of Münster, Germany, invites applications for a PhD position in philosophy (salary level E13 TV-L, 65%) The position is fixed term for 36 months, available from 1 April 2020 or as […]

Submitted by Niklas König.   The Research Unit “The Epistemology of the LHC”, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), invites applications for 2 Postdoctoral and 5 Doctoral positions in the fields of philosophy of science, history of science, social studies of science, and physics. Established in 2016, the […]

Submitted by Benedikt Knüsel (ETH Zürich).   CfP: Workshop “Data Science in Climate and Climate Impact Research. Conceptual Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities.” ETH, Zürich, August 20 and 21, 2020 (Deadline for abstracts: March 15, 2020). Disciplines Climate Science Climate Impact Research Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Technology Environmental Data Science Details In recent decades, the […]

Submitted by Meinard Kuhlmann (University of Mainz).   CALL FOR PAPERS (Bonn, Deadline: 19.01.2020) Call for abstracts for Workshop “Metaphysics of Physics”, Bonn, 31 March – 2 April 2020 The Working Group “Philosophy of Physics” (AGPhil) of the German Physical Society (DPG) invites submissions for its annual workshop. Contributions on any topic in the philosophy […]

Submitted by Christian J. Feldbacher-Escamilla (University of Duesseldorf).   CALL FOR PAPERS (Salzburg, deadline: May 1, 2020) Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy: SOPhiA 2020 September 2 – 4, 2020 Department of Philosophy (Humanities), University of Salzburg, Austria Aim: SOPhiA 2020 provides an opportunity for students and doctoral candidates in philosophy to take a first […]

Submitted by Marcel Weber (University of Geneva).   EASPLS 2020 Call for Applications Sixth European Advanced School in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences (EASPLS)  “Dealing with complexity in the life sciences” Konrad Lorenz institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (KLI), Klosterneuburg (Austria), September 7–11, 2020 Event website: Directors: Guido Caniglia (KLI) & Marcel Weber (University […]

Submitted by Maria Kronfeldner (Central European University, Budapest).   CfA: Two fully funded PhD fellowships at CEU (one in history, one in philosophy) on understanding humanity Apply now! (Deadline: January 30, 2020) Central European University (CEU, Budapest-Vienna) invites applications for two new and fully funded interdisciplinary Joint PhD Fellowships starting in the 2020/21 academic year […]

Submitted by Oliver Schaudt (University of Heidelberg).   Conference description: Measurement at the Crossroads 2020 is an interdisciplinary conference that explores the philosophy and history of measurement. It aims at consolidating and developing the study of these topics, following the conferences in Bielefeld (2013), Cambridge (2015), and Paris (2018). The conference intends to promote the […]

(Submitted by Vienna Circle Society).   Call For Application (Deadline: February 15, 2020) REPRESENTATION IN ART AND SCIENCE Univie Summer School – Scientific World Conceptions (USS-SWC) July 6–17, 2020 The Univie Summer School – Scientific World Conceptions (USS-SWC) – until 2014 under the label “Vienna International Summer University” – will be held from July 6 […]

Submitted by Andrea Reichenberger (Paderborn University).   Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren, sehr geehrte Kolleg*innen, Wir möchten Ihnen den Pilot für ein Mentoring-Programm für akademische Philosoph*innen von SWIP Germany e.V. vorstellen und Sie einladen, bei Interesse als Mentor*in oder Mentee teilzunehmen. Mit diesem Programm möchte SWIP Germany einen Beitrag zur Geschlechtergerechtigkeit und Chancengleichheit leisten und […]