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Event: Third Lisbon International Conference onPhilosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues

Event date December 14, 2016 - December 16, 2016
Submission deadline July 31, 2016
Registration deadline October 31, 2016
Location Lisbon
Host(s) Centre of Philosophy of Sciences of the University of Lisbon
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Third Lisbon International Conference onPhilosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues

Call for Abstracts and Proposals for Symposia


Submission is now open for Abstracts and Proposals for Symposia to be presented at the Third Lisbon International Conference onPhilosophy of Science: Contemporary Issues. The Conference will take place in Lisbon between the 14th and the 16th of December 2016.

The Lisbon International Conferences onPhilosophy of Science are biennial conferences organized by the Centre of Philosophy of Sciences of the University of Lisbon []. The conferences are directed to a wide audience with interests in the philosophy of science broadly conceived. Reflecting the main lines of research of our Centre, we are especially interested in subjects related to:


  • Epistemology and Methodology;
  • Philosophy of the Natural Sciences;
  • Philosophy of the Life Sciences;
  • Philosophy of the Human Sciences, Ethics, and Politics;
  • Science and Art.

However, we invite Abstracts and proposals for Symposia on any topic of interest in philosophy of science.

Keynote Speakers (confirmed to date)

– Ilkka Niiniluoto (University of Helsinki, Finland)

– Elliott Sober (University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA)

– Arantza Etxeberria Agiriano (University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian, Spain)

Important dates

Call for Abstracts and Symposia opens 16/5/2016 (GMT+0)
Call for Abstracts and Symposia closes 30/6/2016 (GMT+0) (inclusive)
Communication of committee’s decision 31/8/2016 (GMT+0)
Registration opens 1/9/2016 (GMT+0)
Registration closes 31/10/2016 (GMT+0) (inclusive)
Conference date 14-16/12/2016 (GMT+0)

Registration fees

The registration fee will be 50 € for students and 100 € for non-students. More information on this is available on our website:

Coffee breaks are included.

English is the official language of the Conference. All talks including handouts, data show presentations, and other software assistant materials should be presented in English.

Documents should be prepared for anonymous review: all information that could identify the author(s) should be suppressed from the submitted file. Failing to respond to this requirement will oblige us to withhold the submission until the proper changes have been made to the document. Double-blind review is assured for all: the scientific committee will not be granted access to the identity(ies) of the author(s).

Participations are limited to one presentation per speaker.

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Submission starts on the 16th of May only!!!

  1. Format of Abstract submissions

Communications will have a 30 minutes time slot. We recommend leaving 5-10 minutes for questions and answers. Abstracts should be titled and 500 words maximum (excluding bibliographical references). Importantly, they should be prepared for blind-review.


  1. Format of Proposals for Symposia submissions

Symposia are 90 minutes formats for connected presentations. Ideally they are aimed to include 3 presenters. However, Symposia with a different number of speakers will be accepted if the 90 minutes duration is respected.

Together with the requirements described above, proposals for Symposia must include:

– Title of Symposium proposed;
– A description of the topic and a justification of its current importance to the discipline (max. 500 words);
– Titles and Abstracts for all talks (with individual Abstracts not surpassing 500 words);

Location of the Conference

Fórum Lisboa (Antigo Cinema Roma)


Avenida de Roma 14P
1000 – 265 Lisboa

Metro station: Roma (Green Line)

Fórum Lisboa’s webpage:


Lisbon is a beautiful, culturally rich and relaxed city offering a wide range of accommodation options, including cheap ones, especially out of season. The conference website will suggest a few accommodation options near the Conference site in due time.


Any question should be directed to

(Local) Organizing Committee

Alexander Gerner, Ana Vilar Bravo, António Zilhão, Catarina Pombo Nabais, Davide Vecchi, Diogo Silva da Cunha, Gil C. Santos, João Cordovil, João Pinheiro, Klaus Gärtner, Ricardo Maia Pestana, Sara Fuentes

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