sexta-feira, 19 de julho de 2013

Second Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Philosophy of Science in the 21st Century – Challenges and Tasks

The Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon (CFCUL) is pleased to announce the Second Lisbon International Conference on Philosophy of Science: Philosophy of Science in the 21st Century – Challenges and Tasks, that will be held at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, Portugal, in December 4th to 6th, 2013. The conference intends to identify and to discuss the main problems, questions and research lines that Philosophy of Science faces today or will be forced to face in near future. The CFCUL invites submissions of abstracts for oral presentations and proposals for symposia on topics that address emerging research issues in current Philosophy of Science.

We have identified the following topics but we are open to considering your own proposals:
- New Cartographies of Knowledge;
- The Metaphysics of Science;
- New arguments in the Realism/Anti-realism controversy;
- Image and Visualization;
- Models and Fiction;
- Science and Democracy;
- Science, Ethics and Bioethics;
- Philosophy of Technology;
- Argumentation, Decision and Action;
- Humanities and Cognitive Sciences;
- Current debate on Emergence and Reductionism;
- Philosophy and Complexity;
- Philosophy of Science and Post-human question;
- Philosophy of Science and the Internet;
- Philosophy of Biodiversity;
- Science and Art;
- Others…
Guidelines for abstract/proposal submission 
Abstracts for oral presentations (not exceeding 20 minutes) can maximally contain 300 words (references, heading and authorship not included), should be written in English, and include the following information:
Title (as concise as possible)
First and Last name (+co-authors)
Contact address
(Main body of text must be justified; Single spacing throughout)
A proposal for a symposium should consist in a thematic session in which 3 speakers present their approaches to the common proposed subject matter, problem, or question. The symposium should consist of a chairperson briefly introducing the topic, followed by 3 individual speakers (in any case, no less than 2 but no more than 4). The symposium is expected to end with a discussion period (of about 30 minutes) where audience will have the opportunity to address questions and proponents to present concluding remarks. A symposium session will run for 120 minutes.
The symposium proposal cannot contain more than 500 words (references, heading and authorship not included), should be written in English, and should be structured as follows:
Title of the symposium
List of authors (including the symposium organizer as first author)
Introduction and objectives of the symposium
Preliminary program of the symposium including: Speakers presentation titles, first and last names of each one, cities and countries
(Main body of text must be justified; Single spacing throughout)
How to submit an abstract/proposal?
Abstracts and proposals should be formatted as Word documents (.doc or .docx) and be sent as an e-mail attachment to Mr. Ricardo Santos ( with the subject line ‘Philo-Sci21_abstract‘.
Please include your full address and contact details of the main author and the presenting author in the email and indicate whether you are submitting an oral presentation or a symposium.
Important dates
Deadline for abstract/proposal submission is 15 September 2013.
Decisions on submitted abstracts will be made before 30 September 2013. Acceptance and rejection e-mails will be sent to all applicants on or before this date.
Please remember the Author Registration Deadline: All speakers from accepted presentations, and all organizers of accepted symposiums and their invited speakers and attendees must register ( by the registration deadline of 30 October 2013.
The proceedings of the Conference will be published in a special issue of an international journal.
Contacts and Further information
Centre for Philosophy of Sciences
Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon
Campo Grande, C4.3.24
1749-016 Lisbon
Phone: (+351) 217 500 365 20365> 

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