This looks quite interesting, nice set of plenary speakers too. Ladyman is generally a great addition to these types of conference, dealing with the interface between philosophy of science and metaphysics and/or the rest of philosophy. Note that they accept proposals for symposia as well. I’m almost tempted; I successfully organised a symposium at the European Philosophy of Science Association conference in 2009, featuring Alexander Bird, Robin Hendry, and Paul Winstanley. If I were to organise one, it would probably be something on philosophy of physics, as I’ve been recently thinking about the relevance of scientific discovery for philosophy and most interesting cases come from particle physics. I dealt with this with my popular post on the Higgs ‘discovery’. I’m thinking of following up on this with a post on the philosophical relevance of Standard Model more generally, and the ‘discovery’ of particles which the SM regards as fundamental in particular. Anyway, it’s always a bit of work to plan something like this, and I’m rather busy at the moment (but if you’re reading this and think you’d have something great to contribute to such a symposium, do let me know).
GWP.2013 Call for Papers – Call for Symposia
First International Conference of the German Society for Philosophy of Science
“How Much Philosophy in the Philosophy of Science?”
Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
March 11–14, 2013
In September 2011 the German Society for Philosophy of Science (Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftsphilosophie – GWP) was founded with the aim to better integrate the community of philosophers of science and scientists interested in philosophy of science in Germany and thereby to promote the field at a local as well as an international level. The GWP aims to organize an international conference every three years. The first conference will take place in Hannover with the overarching theme “How much philosophy in the philosophy of science?” (See www.wissphil.de/gwp2013 for aims and scope of the conference.)
The conference is open for contributions on any topic within the philosophy of science, construed broadly, and contributed papers will be clustered into parallel sessions focusing on a particular theme or special science. The overarching theme of the conference will explicitly be addressed in the plenary lectures as well as a number of parallel sessions. Contributed papers that address the conference theme are therefore particularly encouraged. Plenary lectures will be given by:
Peter Godfrey-Smith (New York)
Stephan Hartmann (Tilburg)
James Ladyman (Bristol)
Chrysostomos Mantzavinos (Athens)
Sandra D. Mitchell (Pittsburgh)
Margaret Morrison (Toronto)
Wolfgang Spohn (Konstanz)
We welcome proposals for individual papers (30 min plus 15 min discussion) or symposia (3 speakers in a total 2-hour session). Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit proposals for either individual papers or symposia. All submissions will be subjected to a blind refereeing procedure. Proposals for papers should include the title and abstract (up to 500 words), but no personal information. Please attach a second file with your name, affiliation, contact details, and the title of the submitted paper. Symposia proposals should include the symposium title, a description of the symposium’s rationale (up to 500 words) and for each of the 3 speakers the title and abstract (up to 500 words), but no names. Please attach a second file with names, affiliations, contact details of the symposium organizers and speakers, and the title of the proposed symposium. If your paper/symposium addresses the overarching conference theme, please indicate this in the attached file where names etc. are specified. If you or (one or more of) the speakers in your symposium are graduate students, please indicate this, too.
For submission via EasyChair see: www.wissphil.de/gwp2013
The deadline for all submissions is: 30 September 2012.
Organization: Paul Hoyningen-Huene, Dietmar Hübner, Meinard Kuhlmann, Holger Lyre, Thomas Reydon, Torsten Wilholt