PSA Newsletter: Vol. 1 No. 1: May 1995

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Edited for the Philosophy of Science Association by:

William Bechtel
Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology Program
Department of Philosophy
Washington University in St. Louis

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CONTENTS:

  1. EDITOR'S NOTE
  2. CALL FOR PAPERS FOR 1996 PSA MEETING
  3. CALL FOR SYMPOSIUM PROPOSALS FOR 1996 PSA MEETING
  4. 1995 PSA ELECTION RESULTS
  5. DONATIONS TO PSA

1. EDITOR'S NOTE

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2. CALL FOR PAPERS for 1996 PSA MEETING

			   CALL FOR PAPERS

		 PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE ASSOCIATION

		     FIFTEENTH BIENNIAL MEETING

The Fifteenth Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association will be held in the Fall of 1996 at a date and location to be announced. Contributed papers may be on any topic in the philosophy of science. Maximum length is 5000 words, counting footnotes and references. If the text includes tables or figures, an appropriate number of words should be subtracted from the limit. Two copies, each including a 100 word abstract and a word count should be submitted in double-spaced typescript. Format and citation style should match those of Philosophy of Science. (See a recent issue for details.) If the paper is too long or the references incomplete, the paper will be returned to the author. Papers will be blind refereed; therefore, the author's name, institutional affiliation, surface and email addresses, and fax and telephone numbers should appear on a separate page. Hard copy of submissions must reach the chair of the program committee by November 15, 1995. Accepted papers will be published prior to the meeting in a supplemental issue of the journal Philosophy of Science. Notification about the status of submissions will be mailed in late January or early February. A finished manuscript (one hard copy and one on floppy disk, the latter in IBM or Macintosh format, using a standard word processor) must be submitted by March 1, 1996. Authors of accepted papers are expected to present abbreviated versions of their papers, with a time limit of 20 minutes (plus discussion).

Address program inquiries and paper submissions to:

  • Lindley Darden, Chair 1996 PSA Program Committee
  • Department of Philosophy
  • 1125A Skinner Building
  • University of Maryland
  • College Park, MD 20742 USA
  • 301-405-5699 (office)
  • 301-474-0037 (home)
  • 301-405-5690 (fax)

The Program Committee consists of: Lindley Darden, Chair (University of Maryland, College Park), Ron Amundson (University of Hawaii-Hilo), John Earman (University of Pittsburgh), Daniel Hausman (University of Wisconsin), Tim Maudlin (Rutgers University), W. H. Newton-Smith (Oxford University), Rose-Mary Sargent (Merrimack College), Paul Thagard (University of Waterloo).


3. CALL FOR SYMPOSIUM PROPOSALS FOR 1996 PSA MEETING

		 CALL  FOR  SYMPOSIUM  PROPOSALS

		PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE ASSOCIATION

		    FIFTEENTH BIENNIAL MEETING

Members of the PSA are invited to submit proposals for symposia to be presented at the 1996 PSA meeting. Proposals must include sufficient supporting material to permit the program committee to evaluate the quality and interest of the symposium. The proposal should include: (1) a description of the topic and a justification of its current importance to the discipline (about one or two pages); (2) titles and abstracts of papers; (3) a list of participants and either vitae or short biographical information for each; (4) addresses for each participant, with their institutional affiliation, surface and email address, fax and telephone numbers; also indicate who is the organizer to be the contact person for communication with the committee.

The version of symposium papers accepted for publication will be restricted to 5000 words and will appear in a supplemental issue of Philosophy of Science in 1997. Organizers should make it clear to philosophers that by accepting the invitation to participate in a symposium they agree to participate in the meeting and to deliver a manuscript for consideration for publication soon after the meeting. Symposium organizers who wish to invite scientists who would not submit a manuscript for publication should make that status clear in their symposium proposal.

Symposium proposals should reach the chair of the program committee by June 30, 1995.

The Program Committee consists of: Lindley Darden, Chair (University of Maryland, College Park), Ron Amundson (University of Hawaii-Hilo), John Earman (University of Pittsburgh), Daniel Hausman (University of Wisconsin), Tim Maudlin (Rutgers University), W. H. Newton-Smith (Oxford University), Rose-Mary Sargent (Merrimack College), Paul Thagard (University of Waterloo).

For submissions and inquiries:

  • Lindley Darden, Chair
  • 1996 PSA Program Committee
  • Department of Philosophy
  • 1125A Skinner Building
  • University of Maryland
  • College Park, MD 20742 USA
  • 301-405-5699 (office)
  • 301-474-0037 (home)
  • 301-405-5690 (fax)

4. 1995 PSA ELECTION RESULTS

The following members of the Association were elected to office:

President:           Michael Friedman

Governing Board:     John Beatty
                     Helen Longino
                     Jane Maienschein
                     Nancy Nersessian

The Association wishes to express thanks to all nominees for having indicated their willingness to be of service to the Association. The services provided to the Association by the retiring Governing Board members William Bechtel, Paul Horwich, and Past President Bas van Fraassen are also appreciated.


5. DONATIONS TO PSA

PSA would like to thank the following members who have made donations to the Association.

  • Theodore D. Foster
  • Charles Lombardo
  • Deborah G. Mayo
  • Alexander Rosenberg
  • Abner Shimony
  • Theo Siegert

These contributions will help to support the continuation of PSA activities. All donations made to the Association are U.S. tax deductible as PSA is a 501(C)3 organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code.

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