PSA Newsletter: Vol. 9 No. 2: May 2003

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  1. PSA 2004 Program Committee and Chair named.
  2. PSA 2004. CALL for Symposium and Workshop Proposals, Deadline: Nov. 1, 2003.
  3. PSA 2004. CALL for Contributed Papers, Deadline: March 1, 2004.
  4. Greenwood Publishing Group seeks authors for books in several new reference series
  5. OPPORTUNITIES at the INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDY, Princeton, New Jersey. For details, go to http://www.hs.ias.edu/hsannoun.htm
  6. CALL FOR BOOKS in Philosophy of Science. There is a shortage of books for students in some countries. If you have spare desk copies, please send them to Mehmet Elgin, Posta Kutusu 69, 48000 Mugla, Turkey. They will be placed in a library at Mugla University, Turkey.

QUICK LINKS:

PSA website: http://philosophy.wisc.edu/PSA/
Philosophy of Science journal: http://www.journals.uchicago.edu/PHILSCI/home.html
PhilSci Archives: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/


1. PSA 2004 Program Committee and Chair named.

The program committee for PSA 2004 is as follows:

  • Cristina Bicchieri (Carnegie Mellon University)
  • David Hilbert (University of Illinois, Chicago)
  • Carl Hoefer (ICREA and Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)
  • Harold Kincaid (University of Alabama, Birmingham)
  • Fred Kronz (University of Texas, Austin)
  • Roberta Millstein (California State University, Hayward)
  • Alan Richardson (University of British Columbia)
  • Miriam Solomon (Temple University), Chair
  • Andrea Woody (University of Washington, Seattle)

All questions about submissions should be directed to:

  • Miriam Solomon, Chair
  • PSA 2004 Program Committee
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Temple University 022-32
  • Philadelphia, PA 19122

2. PSA 2004. CALL for Symposium and Workshop Proposals, Deadline: Nov. 1, 2003.

Philosophy of Science Association Nineteenth Biennial Meeting: November 18-21, 2004

Austin, Texas

Members of the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA) are invited to submit proposals for symposia and workshops to be presented at the PSA 2004 meeting in Austin, Texas, November 18-21. Proposals must include sufficient supporting material to permit the program committee to evaluate the quality and interest of the symposium or workshop.

Symposia will follow the traditional format, whereby the papers presented will be submitted for consideration for publication in a supplementary issue of Philosophy of Science. The evaluation for publication will be on entire sessions, that is, all papers in the session will be published together. All contributions for symposia will be electronically archived, whether or not they are accepted for publication.

Workshops follow a new format, established at PSA 2002, and extended for PSA 2004. There is no expectation that the papers presented will be submitted for review for publication. This format may be more attractive to sessions involving participants from outside the philosophical community, and/or for exploratory-stage research. Authors may choose to have their papers archived in electronic form. Some workshops may take the form of lunch roundtables or mentoring sessions.

Proposals for both symposia and workshops should include:

  1. The title of the proposed symposium or workshop
  2. A description of the topic and a justification of its current importance to the discipline (about one or two pages)
  3. Titles and abstracts of papers
  4. A list of participants and either an abbreviated curriculum vitae or short biographical description for each
  5. Addresses of each participant, with the institutional affiliation, postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers.
  6. Clear statement of the name of the organizer (who may or may not be a proposed speaker) for the purposes of communication with the Program Committee.

The PSA 2004 Program Committee will strive for quality, variety, innovation and diversity on the program. We encourage proposals in both traditional and novel areas of philosophy of science. Some suggestions for new topics for symposia or workshops:

  1. How should philosophy of science be socially relevant?
  2. Risk and emerging diseases (SARS, West Nile Virus, Bioterrorism)
  3. Connections (or lack thereof) between philosophy of physics/biology/chemistry
  4. Teaching philosophy of science
  5. Social dynamics of decision making
  6. Quantum information (cryptography, teleportation and computation)
  7. Varieties of theoretical mediators (models, structures, processes, idealizations)

The deadline for Symposium and Workshop proposals is November 1, 2003. Decisions about acceptance will be made by mid-January, 2004.

Submissions may be sent EITHER by e-mail as an attachment in Word or PDF to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR electronically at an interactive web site at http://www.temple.edu/psa2004

IMPORTANT: Any submission accepted for publication in Philosophy of Science will have to be ultimately submitted in a Word-compatible format. We encourage you to submit in such a format initially, if at all possible.


3. Call for Papers PSA, Nineteenth Biennial Meeting: November 18-21, 2004, Austin, Texas

Members of the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA) are invited to submit papers to be presented at the PSA 2004 meeting in Austin, Texas, November 18-21. Contributed papers may be on any topic in the philosophy of science. The PSA 2004 Program Committee will strive for quality, variety, innovation and diversity on the program. We encourage papers in both traditional and novel areas of philosophy of science.

The deadline for paper submissions is March 1, 2004. Some papers will be accepted for both presentation at the PSA 2004 meeting and publication in a supplementary issue of Philosophy of Science; other papers will be accepted just for presentation. Both types of accepted paper will be electronically published prior to the meeting. In each case, the Program Committee expects to make its decision by mid-June, 2004. Final versions of all papers accepted for publication must be submitted by January 15, 2005.

The maximum manuscript length is 5,000 words, including footnotes and references. If the text includes tables or figures, an appropriate number of words should be subtracted from the limit. Submissions must include a 100-word abstract and a word count. Format and citation style should match those of the journal Philosophy of Science (see http://www.indiana.edu/~philsci/submit.html#finalts for details). Submissions should be prepared for blind review, with no identifying information in the body of the paper or abstract. Your identifying information can appear in the body of an e-mail (where the paper is an attachment file) or will be requested online if you submit at the program website.

Authors of accepted papers are expected to present abbreviated versions of their papers, with a time limit of twenty minutes.

Submissions may be sent EITHER by e-mail as an attachment in Word or PDF to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR electronically at an interactive web site at http://www.temple.edu/psa2004

IMPORTANT: Any submission accepted for publication in Philosophy of Science will have to be ultimately submitted in a Word-compatible format. We encourage you to submit in such a format initially, if at all possible.


4. Greenwood Publishing Group seeks authors for books in several new reference series in the history of science, medicine, technology, and the environment. Each of these series will be marketed and sold to high-school, public, and college libraries, and the books are intended for advanced high-school students, undergraduates, and the interested lay public. The goal is to provide students and the public with a more sophisticated and detailed historical introduction to topics of broad interest than that which can be presented in textbooks or similar venues. The ideal writing level would be a work based on a first-rate introductory university lecture class on the topic.

Authors should have a strong understanding of the discipline and possess an interest in reaching out to an audience beyond that of the scholarly community. Authors will receive a small advance and a standard royalty arrangement.

Biographies of Technologies
This series consists of short illustrated volumes (approximately 200 manuscript pages) that present narrative histories of various technologies. The idea is to emulate a traditional biography by focusing on one technology and covering everything from its "birth" to its "death" (or to the present), with appropriate coverage of both technical developments and social and cultural impacts and effects. Several excellent volumes are already in development, but we are seeking additional volumes on such topics as radio, photography, airplanes, household appliances, and agricultural implements. Volumes on other technologies will be considered. Greenwood Guides to Great Ideas in Science This series will include short illustrated volumes (approximately 225 manuscript pages) that address the historical development of the fundamental concepts in science that are most frequently discussed in high-school and undergraduate classes in the sciences. To avoid (as best as possible) a completely whiggish discussion of this, alternatives would be discussed, complexities examined, debates acknowledged, "wrong" turns analyzed, etc. While focusing on the history of the scientific idea, each volume will also feature interesting discussions of relevant people, experiments, and events that will help ensure the on-going curiosity of students and teachers. The volumes will be on such topics as the structure of the atom, the cell, heredity, evolution, thermodynamics, biological classification, the origin of the universe, etc.

Science and Technology in Everyday Life Health and Medicine in Everyday Life Nature and the Environment in Everyday Life
These three series will comprise volumes that discuss how these phenomena related to everyday life during a particular chronological period (e.g., ancient, early modern, 20th century) of either U.S. or World history. The series will present information that will provide students and non-experts with a basic understanding of how science, technology, medicine, and the environment impacted the lives of individuals throughout history. Each volume will be about 250 manuscript pages, and will contain 8 to 10 thematically organized chapters. The volumes will cover all relevant geographical regions and all social classes as best as possible.

For further information on any of these series, please write or call:

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ENDNOTES:

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