Conference – Society for the Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP)

. . . is where I’d prefer to be right now.

This is the third biennial conference of SPSP, being held in Exeter this year (June 22 – 24, 2011).  The conference webpage is here:

http://www.genomicsnetwork.ac.uk/egenis/events/societyforthephilosophyofscienceinpractice-conference/conferenceprogramme/

and the program is here:

http://www.genomicsnetwork.ac.uk/media/SPSP2011updated%20final%20programme.pdf

Keynote speakers this year are:

Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science, Université Paris-X Nanterre, speaking on “The disciplinary models of synthetic biology”

Philip Kitcher, Professor of Philosophy and James R. Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization, Columbia University, speaking on “Can we save democracy and the planet, too?”

Sandra Mitchell, Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science
University of Pittsburgh, speaking on “Integrative Pluralism:  The Case of Protein Folding”

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