Call for Papers: Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation: A Challenge to Philosophy of Science

Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation: A Challenge to Philosophy of Science

Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
October 15-16, 2010

Call for Papers

This workshop will explore research in philosophy of scientific experimentation that challenges dominant views in contemporary philosophy of science. It will focus on the philosophical analysis of the design, structure, calibration, use and the readings of experimental apparatus, as well as broader experimental conditions. Some of the central philosophical issues to consider in light of such analysis are the nature of scientific theory, the role of evidence, and the structure of explanations and understanding of natural phenomena.

Keynote speakers:
Allan Franklin, University of Colorado
Marcel Weber, University of Konstanz

We invite submissions of extended abstracts (1000 words) of papers of approximately 30 minutes presentation time.  Please include your name, the title of the paper, your academic affiliation and your e-mail address in the submission.

The deadline for submissions is June 1, 2010. Please direct your submissions to https://www.easychair.org/login.cgi?conf=philexp1.  The decisions will be announced by July 15, 2010.

Accommodation will be provided for speakers.

Organizing Committee: Slobodan Perovic (Chair), Allan Franklin, John D. Norton, Wendy Parker, Marcel Weber.

Questions can be directed to Slobodan Perovic, sperovic@pitt.edu, or Karen Kovalchick, rubus@pitt.edu.

For updates, visit: www.pitt.edu/~pittcntr

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