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Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Eighth Quadrennial Fellows Conference

July 11-13, 2016

The program committee invites proposals for papers to be presented at the Eighth Quadrennial Fellows Conference of the Center for Philosophy of Science, from Monday, July 11 to Wednesday, July 13 (arrival Sunday, July 10, departure Thursday, July 14), at Lund University in Lund, Sweden.

(See photos of Lund here.)

The conference continues the tradition of earlier conferences in reuniting Visiting Fellows, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Resident Fellows of the Center for Philosophy of Science. As a result, proposals are limited to the Center’s Visiting Fellows, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Resident Fellows.

Talks in all areas of philosophy of science are invited.

Our present plan is to include both plenary and parallel sessions and proposals for talks must indicate whether they prefer a plenary or parallel session. Talks in plenary sessions will be allocated a short time (15 minutes, plus 5 minutes for discussion), whereas talks in the parallel sessions will be allocated a longer time (30 minutes, plus 15 minutes for discussion).

We will create a dedicated section of PhilSci-Archive for the conference and speakers will be invited to post preprints of their papers to this website in advance of the conference, if they wish to do so. We hope the opportunity to post a manuscript in advance will enable speakers in the plenary sessions to use their time more efficiently.

There will also be a special session on Science and Proven Experience (Vetenskap och beprövad erfarenhet, VBE), aimed at exploring the relationship between scientific experience and practical experience. We invite proposals related to this topic. More information here.

To propose a paper, please email your abstract (~100 words) to CenterQuad8@gmail.com along with the following information:

1) Your name
2) The title of your talk
3) Your choice of plenary or parallel session

If you prefer not to present a paper, but would still like to attend the conference or chair a session, please let us know that as well. Such a preference can be conveyed through the same email address listed above.

The conference will follow the tradition of past Quadrennial conferences in that Fellows cover their own travel costs and the conference provides local accommodation. If a letter of invitation from the Center is required in order to secure travel funds from your home university, please let us know and we will be happy to provide one.

Deadline for submission: February 29, 2016

Program Committee:

Peter Machamer (co-chair)
Nils-Eric Sahlin (co-chair)
Trey Boone
Sara Green
John D. Norton
Johannes Persson