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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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2015 Joint Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable & European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences Conference

University of Washington, Main Quad in Spring

8-10 May 2015
University of Washington, Seattle

Click here for the conference website.

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”

Conference Information

To see the conference program, click here.

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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