Conf: Fred Dretske

From: Patrick Allo <>
Subject: Sixth Workshop on the Philosophy of Information and Conference on the work of Fred Dretske (14-16 May, Duke) 


The programme and registration-information for the Sixth Workshop on the Philosophy of Information is now available on the workshop homepage. This workshop is preceded on May 14th by a Conference on the work of Fred Dretske organised by the philosophy department at Duke University. Participants to the workshop are kindly invited to attend this event as well.

The Sixth Workshop on the Philosophy of Information is hosted by the Future of Information Society Research Group at Duke University, and is part of a workshop series promoted by the Society for the Philosophy of Information.

Event date: Thursday, May 15, 2014 (All day) to Friday, May 16, 2014 (All day)

Conf: Collective Intentionality

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From: Kirk Ludwig <>
Subject: Call for Papers #2: Collective Intentionality IX, September 10-13, 2014 (deadline for submissions is 15 May 2014)

Call For Papers (Second Distribution): Collective Intentionality IX, September 10-13, 2014

Collective Intentionality IX is an interdisciplinary conference encompassing philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, computer science, linguistics, anthropology, sociology, political science, law, and economics. We welcome submissions from any disciplines concerned with the study of collective intentionality. The program from the 2012 CI conference at Manchester is available here and from the 2010 conference at Basel here. Relevant topics include (but are not limited to): collective intention and action, collective or team reasoning, collective or distributed cognition, collective intelligence, collective belief, desire, commitment, responsibility, rationality, emotion, consciousness, attention, memory, decision-making, knowledge, norms and trust, as well as cooperation, competition, and related issues, and how these underpin social practices, organizations, institutions (including language, law, economics, politics) and social ontology. A list of invited speakers is available here (this will be updated until it is complete).

Conference dates: September 10-13, 2014.

Location: Bloomington, Indiana, USA

Conference Web Site  (CFP:

OrganizersKirk Ludwig (Philosophy, Indiana University), Rob Goldstone (Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University)

Deadline for submissionMay 15th, 2014.

Notification: July 1st, 2014.

Format: A draft of the paper for presentation or a 1000 word abstract. Paper sessions will be thirty minutes including discussion.

SubmissionSubmission can be made online here through the Easychair system. Submission requires that you set up an Easychair account–if you don’t have one you can create one at the page above. This is easy and should take just a moment of your time. Contact the organizers if you have any difficulty.  See also: CFP.

Refereeing: Submissions will be double-blind reviewed. Please prepare submissions for blind review and for submission in pdf format.

After review, a subset of submitted papers will be invited for oral presentation, and a second subset for presentation as posters.

Graduate students are encouraged to submit papers. There will be a Essay Prize for the best graduate student paper of $250 sponsored by the Society for Cognitive Science.

The conference is overseen by the ISOS and is supported by the College of Arts and Humanities Institute (CAHI), the Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Cognitive Science Society, the Philosophy Department, the Cognitive Science Program, the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and the Department of Anthropology at Indiana University.

Conf: Philosophy Unbound

From: Robin Dillon <>
Subject: CFA (2nd call): Lehigh University conference Philosophy Unbound”



Call for Abstracts

The Second Annual Lehigh University Conference in Philosophy


Philosophy Unbound


Thursday October 23—Friday 24, 2014


Keynote speaker: Louise Antony, University of Massachusetts Amherst



The Lehigh University Philosophy Department invites submissions for our Second Annual Conference in Philosophy.  We are interested in submissions that challenge, redraw, or even erase traditional divisions either within philosophy or between philosophy and other disciplines.

Submissions might address connections/divisions between philosophy and disciplines such as art history, literary studies, anthropology, history, various sciences, disability studies, gender studies, economics, race theory; or philosophy’s complacent periodizations into, for example, pre-Socratic, ancient, modern, contemporary; or its ready-made dichotomies, such as materialism/idealism, dualism/monism, naturalism/non-naturalism, continental/analytic, empiricism/rationalism, theory/practice.


Submission deadline:

May 15, 2014


Electronic submission of detailed abstracts (750-1000 words) should be in Word or pdf

format.  Reading time for presented papers is 30 minutes.


Send abstracts as attachments to <gordon@lehigh.eduwith “LU conference submission” as the subject. Please include in body of e-mail your name, paper title, institutional affiliation, and contact information.



Department of Philosophy

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

Conf: Inductive Logic and Confirmation in Science

From: Jonah N. Schupbach <>
Subject: CFP: Inductive Logic and Confirmation in Science II


CFP: Inductive Logic and Confirmation in Science II

24-25 October 2014

Department of Philosophy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA



Submission deadline: Friday, May 30, 2014

Notification by: June 30, 2014

Submission requirement: Extended abstract (1,000 words or less)

Submit extended abstracts via email to

Accommodations: Expenses for travel, hotel, and meals will be covered in full for any graduate students presenting at the conference. Hotel and meals will be provided for all other presenters.

Publication: Selected papers from ILCS1 and this workshop may be published in an edited volume or journal special issue. When submitting, please note whether you would like your paper to be considered for inclusion in a proceedings volume.



Keynote Speakers:

Tania Lombrozo (University of California, Berkeley)

Elliott Sober (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Katie Steele (London School of Economics)


Conference Organizers:

Jacob Stegenga (University of Utah;

Jonah Schupbach (University of Utah;


This is the 2nd workshop on Inductive Logic and Confirmation in Science.  ILCS1, organized by Juergen Landes and Jon Williamson, was held in Paris in October 2013.  This series of workshops is addressed to all researchers (early and not so early career) in all disciplines who have an interest in inductive logic and confirmation theory as they relate to science and the philosophy of science.  PhD students are particularly encouraged to participate.  The workshop is free and open to anyone.  If you plan to attend (and are not on the list of presenters), please register by simply dropping an email to the organizers with your name and affiliation.

Jonah N. Schupbach
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
University of Utah

Conf: Tübingen Summer School in the History and Philosophy of Physics

From: Marco Giovanelli <>
Subject: CfA: 2014 – Tuebingen Summer School in the History and Philosophy of Physics, with Michel Janssen

Call for Applications

The Forum Scientiarum (University of Tuebingen) kindly invites 20 graduate students and young researchers in the field of philosophy of science, physics and mathematics, to apply for the International Interdisciplinary Summer School:

Arches and Scaffoldings. Continuity and Discontinuity in the Genesis of Special Relativity, General Relativity, and Quantum Mechanics

with with Michel Janssen, University of Minnesota

Tuebingen, August 4 – August 8, 2014

Application deadline: June 20, 2014

There is no program fee. 

More details about the program and the application procedure are available at the following Internet address:
We are looking forward to your applications!

Conf: Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science

From: Martin Kusch <>
Subject: 15th Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Helsinki, 3-8 August 2015]


University of Helsinki, Finland, 3-8 August 2015


The Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (CLMPS) is
organized every four years by the Division of Logic, Methodology and
Philosophy of Science (DLMPS). The Philosophical Society of Finland, the
Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the Philosophy the Social
Sciences (TINT), the Division of Theoretical Philosophy (Department of
Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies) are proud to host the 15th
Congress of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (CLMPS 2015).
CLMPS 2015 is supported by University of Helsinki and the Federation of
Finnish Learned Societies.

CLMPS 2015 is co-located with the European Summer Meeting of the
Association for Symbolic Logic, Logic Colloquium 2015 (the abstract
submission for Logic Colloquium 2015 opens in early 2015).

The congress will host six plenary lectures and several invited lectures.
The names of the plenary lecture speakers and invited speakers will be
announced soon.

AFFILIATED MEETINGS in 17 thematic sections:

A. Logic
A1. Mathematical Logic
A2. Philosophical Logic
A3. Computational Logic and Applications of Logic
A4. Historical Aspects of Logic

B. General Philosophy of Science
B1. Methodology
B2. Formal Philosophy of Science and Formal Epistemology
B3. Metaphysical Issues in the Philosophy of Science
B4. Ethical and Political Issues in the Philosophy of Science
B5. Historical Aspects in the Philosophy of Science

C. Philosophical Issues of Particular Disciplines
C1. Philosophy of the Formal Sciences (incl. Logic, Mathematics,
Statistics, Computer Science)
C2. Philosophy of the Physical Sciences (incl. Physics, Chemistry, Earth
Science, Climate Science)
C3. Philosophy of the Life Sciences
C4. Philosophy of the Cognitive and Behavioural Sciences
C5. Philosophy of the Humanities and the Social Sciences
C6. Philosophy of the Applied Sciences and Technology
C7. Philosophy of Medicine
C8. Metaphilosophy

In addition, some submitted abstracts will be invited to contribute to the
International Union of History and Philosophy of Science (IUHPS) Joint
Commission Symposium Sessions if the programme committee considers the
abstracts well suited for IUHPS themes.

CONTRIBUTED PAPERS: Please submit an abstract of 300 words prepared for
autonomous review. Accepted contributed papers will be allocated in total
30 minutes (20 min for the presentation + 10 min for the discussion).

CONTRIBUTED SYMPOSIA: Please submit an abstract of max. 1700 words prepared
for autonomous review.

The abstract should include:

a. a general description of the format and the topic of the proposed
symposium and its significance (up to 500 words)
b. a 300-word abstract of each paper (3-4 papers)

Each accepted contributed symposia will be allocated a full two-hour

AFFILIATED MEETINGS: Affiliated meetings are half-day to full day symposia
that run parallel to the CLMPS 2015 programme, and belong to the congress
programme. Please consult the CLMPS 2015 submission guidelines for further


+ Maximally one contributed individual paper
+ One is allowed to present a second paper of which one is a co-author, but
then the main author of this paper must submit the paper and be registered
as a participant.
+ If one participates in a contributed symposia proposal, affiliated
meeting proposal or is an invited speaker, one is not allowed to submit an
individual contributed paper in which one is the main author (it is
possible to be a co-author of a contributed paper, but then the main author
of this paper must submit the paper and be registered as a participant).

Abstracts should be submitted by using the CLMPS 2015 registration form:
Authors are kindly asked to consult the detailed submission guidelines
before submitting:

All questions about submissions should be directed to the congress sectary,
Ms. Päivi Seppälä
( The members of the programme committee, DLMPS
committees and the local organising committee are listed here[1]

/Hannes Leitgeb (Chair of the Programme Committee)
Ilkka Niiniluoto (Chair of the Local Organizing Committee)/


Conf: Values in Science and Science Policy

From: Erik Angner <>
Subject: CFP: Values in Science and Science Policy

Call for Papers

Values in Science and Science Policy
George Mason University
May 23–24, 2014

The Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University invites submissions for a workshop on values in science and science policy, broadly construed. The conference will be held on Mason’s Fairfax Campus in the Metro Washington, DC area on May 23–24.

Deadline for submissions (paper or abstract) has been extended to April 8.

The workshop will focus on the role played by values — epistemic or otherwise — in scientific inquiry, and its implications for the manner in which science is used to inform policy and for the way in which science is funded and organized. Preference will be given to submissions that touch upon both themes in the title.

Speakers include:

Andrew Light, Philosophy and Public Policy, George Mason University
David Levy, Economics, George Mason University
Wendy Parker, Philosophy, Durham University
Sandra Peart, Leadership Studies, University of Richmond
Daniel Sarewitz, Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes, Arizona State University
J.D. Trout, Philosophy, Loyola University


Erik Angner, Philosophy, Economics, and Public Policy, George Mason University
Twitter: @ErikAngner

For any questions or to submit a paper or abstract, please contact the organizer. The workshop is sponsored by the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University.

For more, see

Erik Angner, PhD
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Economics, and Public Policy
Director, Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program
George Mason University
Twitter: @ErikAngner

Conf: Virginia Philosophical Association

From: Nathaniel Goldberg <>
Subject: CFP: Virginia Philosophical Assoc (7-8 Nov 2014)


Papers are invited for presentation at the 75th meeting of the Virginia Philosophical Association, to be held at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, 7-8 November 2014.

Papers of no more than 4500 words, with a brief abstract, in doc, docx, rtf, or pdf format, should be prepared for blind review. Email the paper, by 1 July 2014, to Nathaniel Goldberg, goldbergn at wlu dot edu, with the “Subject:” line “VPA Submission.”

Commentators will be solicited from those whose papers are not selected. Please indicate whether, if your paper is not selected, you would not be interested in commenting.

The meeting runs from Friday afternoon to Saturday lunch time. It is open to professional philosophers and philosophy graduate students from every state and nation. There is no registration fee, nor is there a charge for the banquet on Friday evening.

Early November is a beautiful time in the Shenandoah Valley. Please join us on the 7th and 8th at W&L!

The VPA’s website is at

Conf: Modal Metaphysics: Issues on the (Im)Possible

Subject: CFP: MODAL METAPHYSICS: ISSUES ON THE (IM)POSSIBLE II (closing date: April 30, 2014)


taking place at the Institute of Philosophy of Slovak Academy of Sciences in

October 15-16, 2014

Keynote Speakers:

TAKASHI YAGISAWA (California State University, Northridge)

TUOMAS TAHKO (University of Helsinki)

We invite submissions for a 30 minute presentation followed by 5 minute comments and a 15 minute discussion. Areas of interest might include (but are not limited to):

  • methodology of metaphysics
  • metaphysics of modality
  • the ontology of possible and impossible worlds
  • logic of possible and impossible worlds
  • counterfactuals

A paper of approximately 3000 words should be prepared for blind review and include a cover page with the full name, title, institution and contact information. Files can be submitted in pdf or doc(x) and should be sent to

Deadline for submission: April 30, 2014

Notification of acceptance: July 31, 2014

The authors selected for the conference will be invited to contribute to a special issue of the journal of analytic philosophy Organon F ( If you wish to submit a paper, or would like any further details, please, email us to the above address or visit the conference website


Conf: Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities

From: Jessica Nam <>
Subject: Call for Papers – 13th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities


Call for Papers

(for full conference details, visit our website at:


Submission/Proposal Deadline: August 15th, 2014

(Submit well in advance of the above date to take advantage of our

Early Bird Registration Rate. For details, click here)




Topic Areas (All Areas of Arts and Humanities are Invited)


  • Anthropology
  • American Studies
  • Archeology
  • Architecture
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Art Management
  • Dance
  • English
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Film
  • Folklore
  • Geography
  • Graphic Design
  • History
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Languages
  • Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Music
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Postcolonial Identities
  • Product Design
  • Religion
  • Second Language Studies
  • Speech/Communication
  • Theatre
  • Visual Arts
  • Cross-disciplinary areas of Arts and Humanities
  • Other Areas of Arts and Humanities



Submitting a Proposal/Paper:


You may submit your paper/proposal by following the instructions on our website. To make a submission, and for detailed information about submitting see:


Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities

P.O. Box 75036

Honolulu, Hawaii 96836


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