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  • Announcing the 2018 PSA Women's Caucus Prize Symposium

    We are delighted to announce the second Women's Caucus Prize Symposium, “Climate Science and Public Interests: Social Values and Climate Change,” which will take place at the 2018 PSA Meeting in Seattle. This symposium will be held Saturday morning adjacent to the PSA Women’s Caucus meeting, allowing PSA-WC membership to attend en masse. We hope yo...
  • 2018 PSA Election: Call for Nominations for President and Governing Board Members

    On December 31, 2018, two of the eight members of the current PSA Governing Board—Janet Stemwedel and Michael Weisberg—will complete their terms, PSA President-Elect Alison Wylie will succeed Sandra D. Mitchell as PSA President, and C. Kenneth Waters will end his term as recent past President on the Governing Board. Thanks to Professors Waters, Ste...
  • PSA Essay Awards: Call for Applications

    The Philosophy of Science Association sponsors contests for (1) the PSA Graduate Student Essay Award and (2) the PSA Early-Career Scholar Essay Award. The decisions for these awards is made by the PSA Lectures and Awards Committee, which consists of at least at least 1 members of the Governing Board and up to 5 senior members of the Association. Th...
  • 2018 Hempel Award: Call for Nominations

    The Hempel Award Recognizing Lifetime Scholarly Achievement in the Philosophy of Science Nominations may now be made for the 2018 Hempel Award, a biennial award recognizing lifetime scholarly achievement in the philosophy of science. The Hempel Award is named in honor of Carl Gustav Hempel (1905-1997), one of the twentieth century’s leading philoso...
  • PSA2018: Call for Posters

    Twenty-Sixth Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association November 1 – November 4, 2018 Seattle, WA Submission is now open for abstracts for posters to be presented at the PSA2018 meeting in Seattle, WA, on November 1-4, 2018. The poster forum will be on the evening of November 2. This will be the 50th anniversary of the first biennial...
  • Richard M. Burian Receives 2017 David L. Hull Prize

    Richard M. Burian, PSA member and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy & Science Studies at Virginia Tech, has been awarded the 2017 David L. Hull Prize. The David L. Hull Prize is a biennial prize established in 2011 by the ISHPSSB to honor the life and legacy of David L. Hull (1935–2010). The David L. Hull Prize honors an extraordinary contribution t...
  • Emily C. Parke Awarded the 2017 Marjorie Grene Prize

    PSA member Emily C. Parke has been awarded the 2017 Marjorie Grene Prize for her essay, 'Experiments, Simulations, and Epistemic Privilege' (Philosophy of Science, 2014, 81(4), 516–536). The Marjorie Grene Prize is awarded by the International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology and named in honor of Marjorie Grene (19...
  • Lynn Chiu Awarded the 2017 Werner Callebaut Prize

    PSA member Lynn Chiu has been awarded the 2017 Werner Callebaut Prize for her essay (co-authored with biologist Scott Gilbert), 'The Birth of the Holobiont: Multi-species Birthing Through Mutual Scaffolding and Niche Construction' (Chiu & Gilbert (2015) Biosemiotics, 8: 191-210). The Werner Callebaut Prize is awarded by the International Society fo...
  • PSA2018: Call for Papers

    Twenty-Sixth Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association November 1 – November 4, 2018 Seattle, WA Submission is now open for papers to be presented at the PSA2018 meeting in Seattle, WA, on November 1-4, 2018. This will be the 50th anniversary of the first biennial meeting of the PSA. The deadline for submitting a paper is March 1, 2...
  • PSA2018: Call for Symposium Proposals

    Twenty-Sixth Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association November 1 – November 4, 2018 Seattle, WA Submission is now open for proposals for symposia to be presented at the PSA2018 meeting in Seattle, WA, on November 1-4, 2018. This will be the 50th anniversary of the first biennial meeting of the PSA. The deadline for submitting sympo...
  • Michela Massimi Awarded the Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal

    Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture The 2017 Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal is awarded to Professor Michela Massimi, PSA member and former Governing Board Member, for her interdisciplinary interests in and communication of modern philosophy and science: particularly in relation to physics, and the thinking of Newton, Kant and Pauli. Professor Ma...
  • View Recording of PSA/UCS Joint Webinar: Scientific Facts vs. Alternative Facts (sic)

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT Hosted by the Union of Concerned Scientists Center for Science and Democracy View recording of the webinar here: https://ucsusa.adobeconnect.com/pae09j6wqa0k/ How can we understand and respond to “alternative facts” when they are presented as of equal value as scientific facts? The UCS Center for Sc...

Charge: This committee is responsible for planning the PSA2018 Public Forum.

How Members are Selected: The President appoints members to ad hoc committees including this committee.

Current Members: Alison Wylie (chair), Laura Ruetsche