First of all, I’ve decided to bring back the phrase, “Man, oh man.” It’s been less popular since the seventies, and it’s so handy when looking at the keynote speakers on the following CFP. Let me remind all my gentle readers that it’s possible women have been accepted, or women were invited who declined. I’m a charitable cat who assumes the organizers tried really, really hard to have some diversity and gender balance on this program. I’m just saying, Man, oh, man.
Second of all, those of you in philosophy of science who’d like the resulting conference to be more epistemically diverse, it’s possible to send something in ten days to counterbalance the all-male invitees. I hear this new-fangled email thingy is instant, so you could, you really could send something off.
Final Call For Papers – Apologies for cross-posting
The Authority of Science 8-10 April 2011, University of Sydney, Australia
Abstracts due: 15th October 2010
4th Sydney-Tilburg conference on the philosophy of science
Tilburg Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science, University of Sydney, Australia
From climate change to the classification of illegal drugs, the extent to which scientific opinion should prevail over other voices in determining public policy is hotly contested. What is it about the nature of science that confers epistemic authority on scientific opinion, and what are the scope and limits of that authority?
Sir Peter Gluckman FRS (Head, Centre for Human Evolution, Adaptation and Disease, Liggins Institute, University of Auckland and New Zealand Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor)
Christian List (Professor of Political Science and Philosophy, London School of Economics) [also an associate editor of Episteme, btw-profbigk]
Prof. Theodore L. Brown (Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Suitable subjects for submitted papers would include:
History of Philosophy of Science (HOPOS) perspectives
Epistemology of complex systems modelling
Epistemology of highly mediated observation
Philosophical foundations of statistics and decision theory
Epistemology of translational research
Integrating philosophy of science into scientific practice
Philosophy of science in science education
Please send 500 word abstracts in PDF to email@example.com
by 15 October 2010.