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Event: Sixth Integrated History and Philosophy of Science conference (&HPS6)

Event date July 03, 2016 - July 05, 2016
Submission deadline November 23, 2015
Location University of Edinburgh
Host(s) School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences
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Call for papers for
“Integrated History and Philosophy of Science 6”
University of Edinburgh, 3rd-5th July 2016
School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences, Dugald Stewart
Building, 3 Charles Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AD
We invite the submission of individual paper abstracts for &HPS6, the 6th
conference of a very successful series of international conferences under the
general heading of Integrated History and Philosophy of Science. We seek
contributions that genuinely integrate the historical and philosophical
analysis of science (i.e., the physical sciences, life sciences, cognitive
sciences, and social sciences), or discuss methodological issues surrounding
the prospects and challenges of integrating history and philosophy of
science. This conference will also serve as the 11th annual workshop of the
UK Integrated HPS Network.
Please note that &HPS6 does not run parallel sessions. Hence, given the
number of slots available, we regret that we cannot accept symposia
Deadline for submission: November 23, 2015
Date of notification: January 18, 2015

We have an ongoing commitment to fostering diversity and equality in our
programs. Submissions from underrepresented groups are particularly

We also invite a small number of contributed papers for a special section of
the &HPS6 conference on Sunday 3rd July that is dedicated to Perspectivism
across the Sciences. Methodological Challenges and Prospects. The purpose
of this section is to explore the role of theories, models, experimental or
technical apparatuses in their historical contexts (present or past) to deliver
perspectival knowledge of nature (i.e. knowledge that is historically and
scientifically situated while also claiming to be knowledge of nature as it is).
We welcome in particular papers that address the methodological
challenges associated with such perspectival roles (e.g. in integrating
different kinds of data to make a scientific discovery possible, or providing
evidence to confirm or refute hypotheses, or else). If you intend to submit
for this special section, please clearly mark your abstract with the heading
“Intended for the special section Perspectivism across the Sciences”. Papers
submitted for the special section will also be considered for the regular

All proposals for papers should contain title and a long abstract (up to a
max. of 1000 words). To submit, please prepare your abstracts for blind
review, and save your extended abstract as a PDF file. Then follow the link to
our EasyChair account. Please note that first time users have to register as
users of EasyChair.

The allocated time for delivering contributed papers at the conference
will be 40 minutes, including discussion.
Hotel accommodation for scholars presenting work at &HPS6 will be
Please direct any inquiry to the main local organizer: Prof. Michela Massimi

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