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Event: Conference: New Trends in Metaphysics of Science

Event date December 16, 2015 - December 18, 2015
Submission deadline October 15, 2015
Location Paris
Host(s) Institut d'histoire et de philosophie des sciences et des techniques (IHPST)
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As part of its ANR project “Metasciences”, the IHPST will be organizing a conference on the topic “New Trends in Metaphysics of Science”. The Conference will be held in Paris, on December 16-18 2015.
This Conference will gather specialists of different philosophical fields in order to explore new perspectives in the metaphysics of science. the conference will welcome invited speakers and a selection of submitted papers.
The general aim of the conference is to discuss metaphysics of science as such, its relation to science, its commitment (or not) to realism, its methods and aims, and also to say what the most innovative ideas in metaphysics of science are, and where the field is likely ot go in the coming years.
Confirmed keynote speakers include Alexander Bird, John Earman, Michael Esfeld, Alexandre Guay, Thomas Pradeu, Stephanie Ruphy, Steven French, Philippe Huneman, Matteo Morganti, Alyssa Ney, Samir Okasha, Laura Ruetsche, Markus Schrenk, Bill Wimsatt and James Woodward.
A call for abstracts has been issued. Contributions, consisting in a list of key words and a long abstract (max. 1000 words) should be submitted via the conference website, before October 15, 2015.
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