[spsp-members] CfP: SPSP - 9th Biennial Conference (2-4 July 2022); Ghent, Belgium

Alan Love aclove at umn.edu
Mon Jan 3 17:35:30 UTC 2022


*Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP) Ninth Biennial
2–4 July 2022 (pre-conference workshop on 1 July)
Ghent University, Ghent, BELGIUM

Keynote speakers
Karen Barad, University of California at Santa Cruz
Till Grüne-Yanoff, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm

On-line submission site for paper or session proposals:

*Abstract submission deadline: 1 February 2022*
Notification of acceptance: 1 March 2022
Main Contact: Alan C. Love, aclove at umn.edu

SPSP is an interdisciplinary community of scholars who approach the
philosophy of science with a focus on scientific practice and the practical
uses of scientific knowledge. For further details on our objectives, see
our mission statement:

The SPSP conferences provide a broad forum for scholars committed to making
detailed and systematic studies of scientific practices — neither
dismissing concerns about truth and rationality, nor ignoring contextual
and pragmatic factors. The conferences aim at cutting through traditional
disciplinary barriers and developing novel approaches. We welcome
contributions from not only philosophers of science, but also philosophers
working in epistemology and ethics, as well as the philosophy of
engineering, technology, medicine, agriculture, and other practical fields.
Additionally, we welcome contributions from historians and sociologists of
science, pure and applied scientists, and any others with an interest in
philosophical questions regarding scientific practice.

SPSP welcomes both proposals for individual papers, and strongly encourages
proposals for whole, thematic sessions with coordinated papers,
particularly those which include multiple disciplinary perspectives and/or
input from scientific practitioners. You may wish to involve other members
of SPSP (a listing is available on our website) or post a notice to the
SPSP mailing list describing your area of interest and seeking other
possible participants for a session proposal. (To post to this list or to
receive updates on the conference, please subscribe via

Individual paper proposals must include a title and an abstract of 500
words, and full affiliation details and contact information for the
author(s)/speaker(s). Session/symposia proposals must include an overall
title for the session, a 250-500 word abstract of the session, and a
500-word abstract for each paper (or an equivalent amount of depth and
detail, if the format of the proposed session is a less traditional one),
and full affiliation details and contact information for each contributor.
Session proposals should be submitted as a group by the organizer of the
session; typically, 3 standard length or 4 shorter papers can be
accommodated within our usual session formats.
We also welcome less traditional formats, including panel discussions and
author-meet-critics sessions, as long as they explicitly target a broad
issue or specific idea as the core of the discussion (rather than ad
hominem arguments), are firmly committed to collegial and non-adversarial
exchange, and explain why that issue or idea is relevant to SPSP interests.

Individuals should only appear on the program once as presenters, and at
most one additional time as commentator or co-author. If in doubt, please
contact the organizers in advance about your anticipated submissions.
Alan C. Love
Winton Chair in the Liberal Arts
Department of Philosophy & Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science
University of Minnesota

*New Project!* Agency, Directionality, and Function: Foundations for a
Science of Purpose <https://www.biologicalpurpose.org>
*New Paper!* Evolvability in the Fossil Record (open access)
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