Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable and the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences

Country: USA

City: Seattle

Abstr. due: 15.12.2014

Dates: 08.05.15 — 10.05.15

Area Of Sciences: Philosophy; Sociology;

Organizing comittee e-mail: aw26@uw.edu.

Organizers: University of Washington

 

In May 2015 the Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable will meet jointly
with the European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences. This
will be the second joint meeting of the Roundtable and ENPOSS, and will
continue a tradition of working conferences that brings together
philosophers and social scientists to discuss a wide range of philosophical
issues raised in and by social research. This joint meeting will be hosted
by Alison Wylie at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Keynote Speakers
•       Abby Stewart (Tangri University Professor of Psychology and Women’s
Studies, University of Michigan): “Judging Others in the Academy:
Implications of Uncertainty and Bias"
•       William Wimsatt (Winton Professor of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota
Center for the Philosophy of Science; Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, and
the Committees on Evolutionary Biology and Conceptual Foundations of
Science, University of Chicago): “Scaffolding and Entrenchment in Cultural
Evolution”

Abstracts for individual papers or symposia on any topic in philosophy of
the social sciences or in the philosophy of social phenomena are welcome. We
especially welcome papers and symposia that tackle philosophical issues as
they arise in, and are consequential for, practicing social scientists. We
expect to be able to provide several travel stipends of $500 USD for
graduate students and early career scholars.

We will assemble a two and a half day program of papers to be presented in
workshop format so that intensive discussion can be the focus of the
meeting. Papers will be selected on the basis of an anonymous review of
abstracts, and with an eye to ensuring that a broad mix of topics and
disciplinary traditions are represented on the program. We particularly
welcome contributions from early career colleagues and those new to the
area. Selected papers from the Roundtable will be published in an annual
special issue of Philosophy of the Social Sciences.

Conference Web-Site: http://poss-rt.net/rt-enposs2015.htm