The purpose of the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences (ENPOSS) is to promote, encourage and facilitate academic discussion and research in the philosophy of the social sciences. To see the full text, click here.

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Third European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences Conference – ENPOSS 2014

UNED for ENPOSS 2014 -1

Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Madrid
September 10-12, 2014

Keynote speakers:

  • Margaret Gilbert (University of California, Irvine)
  • Uskali Mäki (University of Helskinki/Academy of Finland)

 Conference information:

  • To see the conference program, click here
  • Information about conference practicalities will be posted later.
  • For further inquiries, please write to jpzb@fsof.uned.es

 Registration for the conference:

  • Registration is required for participants who do not present a paper at the conference.
  • There is no registration fee.
  • To register send an email with your name and affiliation to jpzb@fsof.uned.es
  • Deadline for registration: July 20, 2014.


2015 Joint Meeting 

8-10 May 2015
University of Washington, Seattle

In May 2015 the Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable will meet jointly with the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. This will be the second joint meeting of the Roundtable and ENPOSS, and will continue a tradition of working conferences that brings together philosophers and social scientists to discuss a wide range of philosophical issues raised in and by social research. This joint meeting will be hosted by Alison Wylie at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Keynote Speakers

  • Abby Stewart (Tangri University Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan): “Judging Others in the Academy: Implications of Uncertainty and Bias”
  • William Wimsatt (Winton Professor of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota Center for the Philosophy of Science; Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, and the Committees on Evolutionary Biology and Conceptual Foundations of Science, University of Chicago): “Scaffolding and Entrenchment in Cultural Evolution”

Abstracts for individual papers or symposia on any topic in philosophy of the social sciences or in the philosophy of social phenomena are welcome. We especially welcome papers and symposia that tackle philosophical issues as they arise in, and are consequential for, practicing social scientists. We expect to be able to provide several travel stipends of $500 USD for graduate students and early career scholars.

We will assemble a two and a half day program of papers to be presented in workshop format so that intensive discussion can be the focus of the meeting. Papers will be selected on the basis of an anonymous review of abstracts, and with an eye to ensuring that a broad mix of topics and disciplinary traditions are represented on the program. We particularly welcome contributions from early career colleagues and those new to the area. Selected papers from the Roundtable will be published in an annual special issue of Philosophy of the Social Sciences.

Only one contribution per person will be considered. Proposals may be for individual papers or thematic symposia and must be submitted through EasyChair.

For individual papers, submit an abstract of 800-1000 words, prepared for anonymous review.
For symposium proposals, submit a single file, prepared for anonymous review, that describes the theme of the symposium in 400-500 words, identifies the participants (a maximum of 4), and provides 500-600 word abstracts for each of their papers.

Program Committee
Program chair and local host: Alison Wylie (University of Washington) – aw26@uw.edu
Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable: James Bohman (Saint Louis University); David Henderson (University of Nebraska, Lincoln); Mark Risjord (Emory University); Paul Roth (UC – Santa Cruz); Stephen Turner (University of South Florida).
European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences: Alban Bouvier (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris); Byron Kaldis (Hellenic Open University, Athens); Eleanora Montuschi (University of Venice); Julie Zahle (University of Copenhagen); Jesús Zamora-Bonilla (UNED, Madrid).

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Upcoming Philosophy of Social Science Events

Event title 20th Annual Conference on Epistemology of the Economics Sciences 2014, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Event date September 03, 2014 - September 05, 2014
Submission deadline July 31, 2014
Registration deadline September 03, 2014
Location School of Economics, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Host(s) Marqués, Gustavo - Scarano, Eduardo
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Event title Conference: New Thinking about Scientific Realism
Event date August 05, 2014 - August 09, 2014
Submission deadline January 31, 2014
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Host(s) The Philosophy Departments at the University of Pretoria and the University of Johannesburg
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Event title Eighth European Congress of Analytic Philosophy
Event date August 28, 2014 - September 02, 2014
Submission deadline May 15, 2014
Location University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Host(s) University of Bucharest in collaboration with the Romanian Society for Analytic Philosophy
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Event title Third European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences Conference – ENPOSS 2014
Event date September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014
Location Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Madrid
Host(s) Jesús Zamora Bonilla, J. Francisco Álvarez, Javier González de Prado, Susana Monsó, María Jiménez Buedo, and David Teira.
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Event title Thinking (about) Groups – International Conference
Event date October 08, 2014 - October 10, 2014
Location University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Host(s) Center for Subjectivity Research
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Event title Conference: Explanation beyond Causation
Event date October 23, 2014 - October 24, 2014
Submission deadline March 01, 2014
Location LMU Munich
Host(s) Stephan Hartmann and Alexander Reutlinger
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Event title 15th congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science
Event date August 03, 2015 - August 08, 2015
Submission deadline November 30, 2014
Location University of Helsinki
Host(s) The Philosophical Society of Finland; the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy the Social Sciences (TINT); the Division of Theoretical Philosophy; The Finnish Society for Science and Technology Studies
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Event title Conference on Agent-Based Modeling in Philosophy
Event date December 11, 2014 - December 13, 2014
Submission deadline June 01, 2014
Location LMU Munich
Host(s) Lee Elkin, Stephan Hartmann, Conor Mayo-Wilson, and Gregory Wheeler
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Event date May 08, 2015 - May 10, 2015
Submission deadline December 15, 2014
Location University of Washington, Seattle
Host(s) Alison Wylie (University of Washington) – aw26@uw.edu
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Event title Conference: Economics and psychology in historical perspective
Event date December 17, 2014 - December 19, 2014
Submission deadline June 10, 2014
Location Paris
Host(s) Organized by Mikaël Cozic (UPEC, IUF & IHPST, France) and Jean-Sébastien Lenfant (U. Lille 1, France)
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