EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
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… “.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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The newly founded East European Network for Philosophy of Science (EENPS) invites submission of contributed papers and proposals for symposia in the following sections:
An abstract of up to 1000 words, prepared for blind review, should be sent as an attached doc or pdf file to email@example.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.
The proposals for symposia should be sent as an attached doc or pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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!
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.
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”.
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.
You can now register for EPSA15 on the registration page. For more details about the conference, please visit the EPSA15 section of the website!
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