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Event: European Philosophy of Science Association Biennial Conference, Geneva 2019

Event date September 11, 2019 - September 14, 2019
Submission deadline January 14, 2019
Location Switzerland
Host(s) Geneva
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Call for Papers and Symposia

The EPSA invites contributed papers and proposals for symposia for its next conference, EPSA19, to be held in Geneva (Switzerland) on 11-14 September 2019The conference will feature contributed talks, symposia, and posters covering all subfields of the philosophy of science, and will bring together a large number of philosophers of science from Europe and overseas. We also welcome philosophically-minded scientists and investigators from areas outside the philosophy of science, for example, as symposium participants; and we particularly welcome submissions from women, ethnic minorities, and other under-represented groups in the profession.

The conference has ten sections:

    1. General Philosophy of Science
    2. Philosophy of the Physical Sciences
    3. Philosophy of the Life Sciences
    4. Philosophy of the Cognitive Sciences
    5. Philosophy of the Social Sciences
    6. Philosophy of Technology and Philosophy of Interdisciplinary Research
    7. Philosophy of Science in Practice
    8. Formal Philosophy of Science
    9. Integrated History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science
    10. Ethical Issues in the Sciences

The EPSA19 Programme Committee, headed by Anouk Barberousse and Richard Dawid, will strive for quality, variety, and diversity on the programme. A selection of accepted contributed and symposium papers will appear in the European Journal of Philosophy of Science (EJPS).

Contributed Papers

We invite submissions of both a short abstract (max. 1000 characters) and an extended abstract through EasyChair, our online submission system, by 14 January 2019. The extended abstract should include the number and title of the relevant section, the title of the paper, and an abstract of 1000 words maximum. The allocated time for delivering contributed papers at the conference will be 30 minutes, including discussion. Please prepare your abstracts for blind review, and submit your extended abstract as a PDF file. 

Authors who want their paper to be considered for the poster session in case of non-acceptance as a talk should tick the appropriate box in EasyChair. Authors whose papers could not be accepted for presentation as a talk but who are offered a place in the poster session will be notified in the decision email.


We invite submissions of both a short abstract (max. 1,000 characters) and a full proposal through EasyChair, our online submission system, by 14 January 2019. The full proposal should include the number and title of the relevant section, the title of the proposed symposium, the contact details of the organizer(s) (who may or may not be a speaker) and the names and short CVs of all speakers (max. 1 page in total), a general description of the topic and its significance (max. 1,500 words), and titles and abstracts of all papers (max. 300 words for each paper). Accepted symposia will be allocated 120 minutes, including discussions. They can have any format but the maximum number of speakers is five. Symposium proposals that explore connections between different areas or research programs in philosophy of science or between philosophy of science and sciences are encouraged. Please submit the full proposal as a PDF file.

Poster Session

We invite contributions of posters, which will be presented in a dedicated poster session. Posters can be submitted either as a second option for papers that are also submitted as contributed talks or specifically for the poster session. For poster submissions, please follow the guidelines for contributed papers, add the word Poster below the title on both abstracts, and submit your abstracts either by ticking the Poster box in the contributed paper track or by uploading your material in the poster track in EasyChair

Contact us

For general enquiries about EPSA19, please contact To learn more about our previous biennial conferences, please click here.

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