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Gabriele Contessa
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Post Doc: Notre Dame
Postdoctoral Fellowship in History and Philosophy of Science   The History and Philosophy of Science Graduate Program at the University of Notre Dame seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow beginning August 2014 for one year, renewable for a second year. App...
Postdoctoral Fellowship in History and Philosophy of Science   The History and Philosophy of Science Graduate Program at the University of Notre Dame seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow beginning August 2014 for one year...
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R. I. P. E. J. Lowe (1950–2014)
I just found out that Jonathan Lowe passed away. This is an enormous loss for philosophy in general and for metaphysics in particular, as well as, of course, for all those who knew him. Below is the memorial notice by his Durham colleagues Robin Hendry and ...
I just found out that Jonathan Lowe passed away. This is an enormous loss for philosophy in general and for metaphysics in particular, as well as, of course, for all those who knew him. Below is the memorial notice by his Dur...
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New Paper: "One's a Crowd: Mereological Nihilism without Ordinary-Object Eliminativism"
Have you always wanted to be a mereological nihilist but were too afraid to try? Do you like your cats, apples, and tables too much to be an eliminativist about ordinary objects? Then non-eliminative nihilism might be the right philosophical position for yo...
Have you always wanted to be a mereological nihilist but were too afraid to try? Do you like your cats, apples, and tables too much to be an eliminativist about ordinary objects? Then non-eliminative nihilism might be the rig...
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:-{ (it's a picture of a mustachoed editor in case you hadn't figured that out)
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Stylistic Quandary #2:

(a) 'I shall' or (b) 'I will'? (I don't want to sound like a pompous a** just because I'm writing an academic book)

Thanks in advance!
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Thanks, +Neil Sinhababu! If I run into any problems, I shall blame thou :-)
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Lakatos Award 2013
Condratulations to  Laura Ruetsche and  David Wallace. Very well-deserved! The London School of Economics and Political Science announces that the Lakatos Award for an outstanding contribution to the philosophy of science, has been won jointly by Laura Ruet...
Condratulations to Laura Ruetsche and David Wallace. Very well-deserved! The London School of Economics and Political Science announces that the Lakatos Award for an outstanding contribution to the philosophy of science, has...
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CfA: Metaphysical Mayhem 2014!
Metaphysical Mayhem continues! http://www.jonathanschaffer. org/mayhem.html Rutgers University will be hosting a five day metaphysics summer school for graduate students, running  May 19th-23rd, 2014 , and featuring Karen Bennett, Shamik Dasgupta, Laurie Pa...
Metaphysical Mayhem continues! http://www.jonathanschaffer.org/mayhem.html Rutgers University will be hosting a five day metaphysics summer school for graduate students, running May 19th-23rd, 2014, and featuring Karen B...
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Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology conference on

Science-Policy Interactions and Social Values

at the University of Texas at Dallas
April 13-14th, 2012


Keynote Speaker: Kevin Elliott, University of South Carolina


The Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology seeks proposals for papers and symposia for a conference to wrap up our 2011-2012 public lecture series on "Funded and Forbidden Knowledge: Science, Politics, and Cultural Values." The conference will be interdisciplinary, engaging the areas of science and technology studies, history and philosophy of science, science and technology policy studies, ethics and political philosophy, and science policy in exploring the interactions between science and policy-making, with special attention to the role of values in those interactions.

In these areas of scholarship, several categories of discussion concerning science and policy have emerged. Some focus on the role of science in the policy process, while others look at the inverse relationship of how politics influence scientific research. Some approach the topic in a very empirically grounded and particularistic fashion, while others take a normative approach and aim for general accounts. While there have been important interdisciplinary conferences in this area, the scholarship remains somewhat disjointed and piecemeal, whereas tackling the major issues in this area requires thinking across such boundaries. This conference will emphasize that the relationship between science and politics is mutually influential rather than unidirectional; it will emphasize the importance of normative or critical approaches that are also empirically grounded in the practice of science and realities of political institutions. We seek submissions that bring to the forefront issues of values in science-policy interactions.

Suggested topics (not an exhaustive list):

* Democratization of science
* Evidence-based policy
* Policy and the value-free ideal of science
* Forms of scientific and political representation
* Theories of scientific expertise
* Models of science advising
* History of science policy
* Lessons from environmental policy-making
* Scientific expertise and political advocacy
* Commercialization of science and the public good
* The aims of science and choice of research priorities
* Science and justice in political institutions
* Science, non-scientific views, and public reason
* Expertise and elitism in democratic deliberation
* Science and democracy in comparative and international contexts
* The influence of science on ethical values, and political ideals
* Obstacles to socially or politically responsible science

We're especially interested in proposals that cross the boundaries between already-established research programs.


Submissions

You should submit your proposal to

http://tinyurl.com/ScienceValues2012

We welcome submissions of both individual paper proposals and proposals for symposia and other multi-participant panel formats. For contributed papers, please submit a 250-500 word abstract. For symposia and other multi-participant panels, submit an abstract up to 250 words describing the panel and descriptions of up to 100 words describing each participant's contribution.

Submissions are due January 5, and decisions will be announced by early February.

Send any questions to centerforvaluesutdallas@gmail.com


Organizing Committee

Matthew J. Brown, UT Dallas - Philosophy of Science
Richard Scotch, UT Dallas - Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences
Magdalena Grohman, UT-Dallas - Psychology
Sabrina Starnaman, UT-Dallas - Literary Studies

Program Committee

Heather Douglas, University of Waterloo - Philosophy of Science, Science Policy
Kevin Elliott, University of South Carolina - Philosophy of Science, Applied Ethics
Mark B. Brown, CSU Sacremento - Political Science
Jeremy Farris, Harvard Law School - Political Philosophy
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This is one of the best and funniest myth-busting slide shows I've ever seen!!!

(HT: http://feministphilosophers.wordpress.com/)
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I have taken the debate over to FP as you suggested ...
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Great review with a funny incipit:
"Those of us who work on truth for a living find ourselves in curious times. Business is booming [and] yet the currently dominant view about the nature of truth, at least amongst those who specialize in the subject, is that it doesn't have one. The idea seems to be that truth is not something we need a philosophically interesting theory about. And that, as noted, is curious: if there is nothing much to say about the matter, why are we continuing to talk about it? [...] Casual observers would be excused for thinking they were being played."
I can only add 'so true' :-D
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    Philosophy, 2002 - 2007
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    Philosophy and History of Science, 2001 - 2002
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    Filosofia, 1996 - 2000
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Verbal Disputes
philreview.dukejournals.org

Abstract. The philosophical interest of verbal disputes is twofold. First, they play a key role in philosophical method. Many philosophical

BREAKING NEWS: Error Undoes Faster-Than-Light Neutrino Results - Science...
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It appears that the faster-than-light neutrino results, announced last September by the OPERA collaboration in Italy, was due to a mistake a

Ordinary Objects (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
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