EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE ASSOCIATION

  • 26 Sep 2016 13:52 | Michael Braeustetter (Administrator)

    The conference will feature contributed papers, symposia, and posters covering all subfields of the philosophy of science, and will bring together a large number of philosophers of science from Europe and overseas. We are also welcoming philosophically minded scientists and investigators from other areas outside the philosophy of science, for example as participants in symposia, and we particularly welcome submissions from women, ethnic minorities, and any other underrepresented group in the profession.


    Call for Papers:

    We invite submissions for Contributed Papers, Symposia and Poster Sessions through EasyChair, our online submission system, by 5 January 2017.

    For more information please visit EPSA17's website.


    EPSA and the University of Exeter offer 15 travel grants (of up to 250 GBP each) for graduate students presenting a paper at the conference EPSA17 in Exeter. Grants are merit-based and will be awarded according to the ranking of papers by the program committee. Information about how to apply for travel grants will be included in the notification of acceptance.


    EPSA will award a Graduate Student Essay Prize for the best paper presented by a graduate student at EPSA17 in Exeter. The winner will be officially announced during EPSA17. He/she will receive 500 EUR. In addition, the winning paper will be taken into consideration for publication in EJPS, where it will be subjected to a standard review procedure that may result in requests for revisions to the original submission. Information about how to submit a paper for the essay prize will be included in the notification of acceptance.


    Dates and Deadlines:

    • Deadline for all submissions: 5 January 2017
    • Notification of acceptance (all submissions): 1 April 2017
    • Early registration deadline: 15 June 2017
    • Online registration deadline: 1 September 2017
    • Conference: 6-9 September 2017


  • 03 Mar 2016 10:42 | Michael Braeustetter (Administrator)

    We just released the first newsletter in 2016!


    In this issue we ask Lilia Gurova & Stavros Ioannidis about the situation in Bulgaria and Greece for philosophy, especially philosophy of science. Alexander Christian, Christian J. Feldbacher, and Alexander Gebharter take a closer look for us at the Duesseldorf Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science (DCLPS). British cosmologist and astronomer John Peacock and American philosopher Alison Wylie are the interviewees for our category “Science meets philosophy” and our new category “Women in Philosophy of Science. Three-minute interview with… “.


  • 15 Feb 2016 13:30 | Michael Braeustetter (Administrator)

    The Steering Committee of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA) seeks applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal for Philosophy of Science (EJPS). The editorship will be assumed on 1 July 2017 and is normally held for a renewable term of four years.


    The European Journal for Philosophy of Science was founded in 2009 and the first issue was published in 2011. The journal currently publishes three issues per year. The Editor-in-Chief is responsible for selecting manuscripts for publication, supervising the editorial office, and coordinating the production of the journal with the publisher Springer. The Editor-in-Chief must hold a permanent academic appointment at a European University and have a distinguished research record in philosophy of science.


    Applications for the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal for Philosophy of Science should summarize the applicant’s qualifications for the editorship, present the proposed editorial team (currently the journal has two Editors-in-Chief and five Associate Editors, but other arrangements are also possible), and describe the likely institutional support, such as teaching relief, office space, and administrative assistance. Applications from outside of Europe are welcome, but at least half of the editorial team (i.e. Editors-in-Chief and Associate Editors) should have a position in Europe. If two Editors-in-Chief are proposed, at least one of them should have a permanent appointment at a European University. The application should also include the CVs of all members of the proposed editorial team. Please submit applications by e-mail attachment to the secretary of EPSA, Ms Maria Csauscher, at epsa@lrz.uni-muenchen.de. The deadline for applications is 1 September 2016. Questions concerning the application should be directed to the President of EPSA, Prof. Stephan Hartmann, at S.Hartmann@lmu.de.


  • 05 Jan 2016 12:47 | Michael Braeustetter (Administrator)

    Hosted by New Bulgarian University


    The newly founded East European Network for Philosophy of Science (EENPS) invites submission of contributed papers and proposals for symposia in the following sections:


    • General philosophy of science
    • Philosophy of natural sciences
    • Philosophy of cognitive and behavioral sciences
    • Philosophy of social sciences
    • Historical and social studies in philosophy of science


    Submission of contributed papers


    An abstract of up to 1000 words, prepared for blind review, should be sent as an attached doc or pdf file to eenps.submission@gmail.com no later than the 1st of March, 2016. The e-mail message should contain in the subject line and the author’s names, affiliation and an e-mail address for contact in the main body. The attached abstract should contain the title of the relevant section, the title of the contributed paper and a short resume of the paper.


    Submission of proposals for symposia


    The proposals for symposia should be sent as an attached doc or pdf file to eenps.submission@gmail.com no later than the 1st of March, 2016. The e-mail message should contain in the subject line. The attached proposal for a symposium should contain the title of the relevant section, the title of the proposed symposium, the names and the contact details (affiliation, e-mail addresses) of the organizers and the participants, a general description of the topic and its significance for the philosophy of science (up to 1000 words), and short descriptions (up to 300 words) of each contributed talk. Short CVs (up to 1 page) of the organizers and the participants should be attached to the same e-mail.


    Keynote speakers

    • Roman Frigg (LSE)
    • Stathis Psillos (University of Athens)
    • Stephan Hartmann (MCMP/LMU Munich)


    Program Committee

    • Co-chairs: Daniel Kostic (University of Belgrade, Serbia) and Richard David-Rus (Romanian Academy, Romania)
    • Lukáš Bielik (Comenius University, Slovak Republic)
    • James Robert Brown (University of Toronto, Canada)
    • Carl Craver (Washington University in St. Louis, USA)
    • Andreea Esanu (Institute of Advanced Studies New Europe College, Romania)
    • Monika Foltyn-Zarychta (University of Economics in Katowice, Poland)
    • Philippe Huneman (IHPST (CNRS / Université Paris I Sorbonne))
    • Cirpian Jeler (University of Iasi, Romania)
    • Vassilios Karakostas (University of Athens, Greece)
    • Edouard Machery (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
    • Marcin Milkowski (Polish Academy of Science, Poland)
    • Samuel Schindler (Aarhus University, Denmark)
    • Gábor Hofer-Szabó (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)
    • Borut Trpin (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
    • Elena Trufanova (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)


    Local Organizing Committee

    • Lilia Gurova (Chair)
    • Veselina Kadreva
    • Anton Donchev
    • Rosen Lutskanov
    • Dimitar Ivanov


    Important dates and deadlines


    1 March, 2016: Deadline for the submission of abstracts and proposals of symposia

    15 April, 2016: Notification of acceptance

    15 June 2016: Deadline for the registration for the conference (There will be no registration fees but registration is required due to the limited number of places in the conference rooms.)

    24-26 June, 2016: Conference


    Information about the venue, accommodation, registration, and other practical matters will be available soon at: https://sites.google.com/site/eastnetworkphilsci/eenps-2016


  • 06 Oct 2015 13:42 | Michael Braeustetter (Administrator)

    Are you still thinking about EPSA15 and making plans for 2017 already? Then save the date for EPSA17 in Exeter from 6.-9. September 2017!

  • 28 Sep 2015 16:20 | Michael Braeustetter (Administrator)

    The paper "Empirical problems for explanationism" by Rune Nyrup has been awarded the first Graduate Student Essay Prize of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA). This prize is aimed at graduate students who had their papers accepted for presentation at the EPSA 2015 conference in Düsseldorf. It is expected to encourage early career scholars to pursue their research, and to highlight the quality and variety of philosophical work on science carried out within European academia. The submissions were blindly examined by the Graduate Student Essay Prize Committee appointed by the EPSA Steering Committee, which included Lilia Gurova, Sabina Leonelli, Bert Leuridan [chair] and David Teira. All the submissions were of high quality and represented different strands of philosophy of science. The decision was therefore difficult to reach, however the paper "Empirical problems for explanationism" was agreed by all committee members to deserve the award given the importance of its subject for philosophy of science, the originality of its claims, its clearly presented argument and its thorough grasp of the relevant literature. Rune Nyrups's paper challenges the existing empirical arguments for the view that good explanations of phenomena provide epistemic support for the underlying hypotheses. The winner will receive 500 EUR and the paper will be taken into consideration for publication in the EJPS.


    Congratulations Rune!

  • 28 Sep 2015 15:53 | Michael Braeustetter (Administrator)

    Congratulations to all awardees and many thanks to all participants! And of course a big “thank you” to all research centers that make these fellowships possible!

  • 09 Jul 2015 16:57 | Michael Braeustetter (Administrator)

    We just released the second newsletter in 2015!


    In this issue we ask António Zilhão & Julie Zahle about the situation in Portugal and Denmark for philosophy, especially philosophy of science, Erik Weber takes a closer look for us at the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLPS) and american neurobiologist Steven Hyman is the second scientist contributing to our category “Science meets Philosophy”.


  • 23 Jun 2015 14:58 | Michael Braeustetter (Administrator)

    The European Journal for Philosophy of Science received its first Impact Factor of 1.195 (Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports® 2015) in 2014. More information on the Impact Factor and alternative metrics to measure a journals health can be found on the publisher's website.


    The journal's success would not have been possible without continuing commitment. Therefore we would like to thank the entire board of the journal, the steering committee, the reviewers and everyone who contributed to the journal.

  • 03 Jun 2015 11:59 | Michael Braeustetter (Administrator)
    The European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA) announces 14 EPSA Fellowships for junior philosophers working in Central and Eastern Europe to visit a leading research institution in Western Europe. The fellowship covers travel, accommodation and living expenses for approximately one month (details below) in the academic year 2015/16. During their visit, successful candidates will be members of the host institution and take part in its research activities. In alphabetic order, the participating institutions are:


    Eligible are philosophers of science who have been awarded their PhD no more than ten years prior to the application deadline. Applicants who were on maternity or sick leave, or have only worked part-time in philosophy, after receiving their PhD can apply for an extention of the ten-year period. Applicants who wish to apply for such an extension should explain their circumstances in their application and the EPSA committee will consider their case. 

    Applicants must work in one of the following countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. 


    To apply send the following to epsa@lrz.uni-muenchen.de by 15 July 2015:

    1. CV
    2. A list indicating which of the above-mentioned centres you would like visit and why (you can list a maximum of three institutions and should indicate a preference ranking).
    3. A letter of motivation detailing your interest in the scheme (maximum of approximately 400 words)
    4. A research proposal for the time of the visit (approximately 2000 words).

    Application must be made in English. The above should be merged into one PDF file in the order listed. Results will be announced in early August 2015.

    The fine print:
    • Applicants need not be members of EPSA at the time of applying. However, successful candidates are expected to become EPSA members before taking up their fellowships (they will be offered the opportunity to do so at a reduced rate).
    • Successful candidates will be put in touch with their future host institution and the details of the visit (exact dates, financial and accommodation arrangements, visa sponsorship, etc.) should be agreed directly been the candidates and their hosts (without involvement of EPSA). Local circumstances vary and no general commitments about levels of funding can be made.
    • Visits are approximately 1 month. For visits to Ghent the following conditions apply: the candidate must have obtained his/her PhD more than 2 years prior to the beginning of the visit. The visit to Ghent is at least one month, but the Centre offers the possibility of spending up to three months in Ghent if the applicant and the host institution consider that fruitful.



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