EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE ASSOCIATION


EPSA19

Uni Mail building, University of Geneva

11 Sep 2019 – 14 Sep 2019

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EPSA19

EPSA19 will take place 11-14 September 2019. It will mark the 7th biennial meeting of the European Philosophy of Science Association since it was founded in 2006. The programme is available to view and download here. The book of abstracts is available to read here. For more information about planning your trip and visiting Geneva look here.

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Student Essay Prize

A huge congratulations to Benedikt Knüsel whose essay Understanding Climate Phenomena with Data-Driven Models wins the EPSA19 Graduate Student Essay Prize. He receives a 500 € prize.

Commenting on Benedikt's essay, Prof. Michela Massimi writes: 

The essay is a very welcome contribution to the fast-growing area of philosophy of climate science, and it shows the good that comes from combining rigorous philosophical analysis with an empirical approach to scientific practice. Working within the general framework of understanding in science and scientific modelling, the paper discusses problems and prospects of so-called data-driven (as opposed to process-based) models in climate science. The author presents and discusses an illustrative example of a data-driven model in testing global warming forecast to argue that this kind of models can in fact provide understanding of relevant phenomena. The paper is beautifully written, clearly argued for and offers an excellent example of philosophy of science in practice.

Wine Reception

The Welcome Reception will be hosted at Restaurant des Vieux Grenadiers on Wednesday 11 September at 19:30. Here's a map with directions.

Sponsors

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support:




Fondation Mlle Marie Gretler

Department of Philosophy

Faculté des lettres

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