Michigan State University

Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP) Eighth Biennial Conference 2020

July 7-10, 2020 | Michigan State University

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.

Keynote speakers

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

Keynote MSU panel on “Epistemologies of Science”

  • Kristie Dotson (Philosophy and African American and African Studies)
  • Sean A. Valles (Lyman Briggs College and Philosophy)
  • Kyle Whyte (Philosophy and Community Sustainability)

In collaboration with the biennial meeting of the Consortium for Socially Relevant Philosophy of/in Science and Engineering (SRPoiSE) 

Submissions and timeline

View the Call for Proposals.

Online submission site for paper or session proposals via the EasyChair website.

Abstract submission deadline: 10 January 2020
Notification of acceptance: 2 March 2020
Main Contact: Alan C. Love, aclove@umn.edu

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