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Submitted by Adrian Wüthrich (TU Berlin).   Call for Papers Virtual entities in science: a virtual workshop 5, 12 and 19 March 2021, online Organized by the Project “Virtual Particles” (A1) of the Research Unit “The Epistemology of the Large Hadron Collider” Not only since the sudden increase of online communication due to the COVID-19 situation has the […]

Submitted by Ludger Jansen (WWU Münster).   Das Zentrum für Wissenschaftstheorie (ZfW) vergibt für das Sommersemester 2021 vier vergütete Lehraufträge (2 SWS) Die Lehrveranstaltungen sind den Allgemeinen Studien zugeordnet, richten sich an wissenschaftstheoretisch interessierte Studierende aller Fächer und sollen einem der drei folgenden Bereiche zugeordnet werden: Klassiker der Wissenschaftstheorie (z.B. Kuhn, Popper etc.), Vertiefungsveranstaltungen zur […]

Submitted by Leonie Wiemeyer (Leibniz University Hannover).   The Research Training Group GRK 2073 “Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research”) at the Institute of Philosophy of Leibniz University Hannover invites applications for a position as a Research Assistant – Postdoc (m/f/d, Salary Scale E13 TV-L, 100 %) to start on 1 January 2021. The […]

Submitted by Florian J. Boge (University of Wuppertal).   Synthese Topical Collection on Simplicity out of Complexity? Physics and the Aims of Science Extended Deadline: 30 September 2020 Guest Editors Florian J. Boge (University of Wuppertal) Paul Grünke (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Martin King (University of Bonn) Miguel Ángel Carretero Sahuquillo (University of Wuppertal) Description […]

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 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, and in many cases has […]

Submitted by Erik Curiel (MCMP, LMU Munich).   Topical Issue of Synthese Call for Papers: “All Things Reichenbach” Guest Editors: Erik Curiel Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU Munich Black Hole Initiative, Harvard University http://strangebeautiful.com Flavia Padovani English and Philosophy Department, Drexel University, Philadelphia http://flaviapadovani.org/ Topical Collection Description: Hans Reichenbach is among the most important […]

Submitted by Catherine Herfeld (University of Zurich).   CFP: Synthese Topical Collection: Concept Formation in the Natural and Social Sciences: Empirical and Normative Aspects   Guest Editors: Georg Brun (University of Bern, Switzerland) Catherine Herfeld (University of Zurich, Switzerland) Kevin Reuter (University of Zurich, Switzerland)   Topic overview: Concept formation has recently become a widely […]