sexta-feira, 20 de julho de 2012


Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, 
26-29 September 2012

Feyerabend’s provocative proposals continue to incite an extensive assortment of heated discussions across a range of inter-related disciplines that has proven to be of interest to a broad audience from diverse backgrounds all around the world.

Given the current state of the art, the conference has two closely related main aims. First, it is intended to encourage research by internationally renowned scholars who have worked on Feyerabend’s philosophy, in an attempt to do justice to the notorious complexity of his ideas and their relevance to ongoing debates in contemporary science studies. The second main aim of the conference is to promote the pressing issues concerning the nature of science and its impact on society and how they are structured. Such issues were central to Feyerabend’s philosophy as he repeatedly redeveloped it from the positivist climate prevalent in the 1950s to the post-modernist climate of the 1990s.

Invited Speakers
Joseph Agassi (Tel Aviv University and York University), Matteo Collodel (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Matthew Brown (University of Texas, Dallas), George Couvalis (Flinders University), Stefano Gattei (IMT Institute for Advanced Studies), Ronald Giere (MCPS, University of Minnesota), Paul Hoyningen-Huene (Leibniz Universität Hannover), Struan Jacobs (Deakin University), Ian J. Kidd (Durham University), Martin Kusch (University of Vienna), Gonzalo Munévar (Lawrence Technological University), Eric Oberheim (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), John Preston (University of Reading), Howard Sankey (University of Melbourne), Jen-Jeuq Yuann (National Taiwan University)

Abstract Submission
To promote critical discussion of current issues in general philosophy of science in a Feyerabendian spirit, we call for contributed papers on any topic in general philosophy of science related to some aspect of Feyerabend’s diverse and developing philosophical views. We especially encourage proposals concerning the nature of science and its relation to society (e.g., science and democracy), the rise of Western rationalism, incommensurability, epistemic pluralism, and cultural relativism.

Please include in your proposal your academic title, name, affiliation, the title of your contribution, and a short abstract (max. 500 words), and submit it as an attachment to the following email address:

Accepted contributed papers will be allocated 40 minutes (including discussion).

Conference language: English.
Deadline for submission: 31 August 2012.
Notification of decisions: 4 September 2012.

Conference fees
There will be a nominal conference fee for contributing speakers to help cover local costs. A few travel bursaries for graduate students are available. If you wish to be considered please submit a CV and a travel budget in addition to your abstract.

For further information, please refer to the conference website ( or contact the organizing committee by email at:

Organizing Committee:

Dr. Eric Oberheim
Dr. Matteo Collodel

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