Call for Papers
Emergence and Reduction in the Sciences
Second Pittsburgh-Paris Workshop
Center for Philosophy of Science and Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
Institut d'Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques, Paris
Friday, December 11- Saturday, December 12, 2009 (possibly extending to morning, Sunday, December 13) at the Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
The workshop will consist of invited talks from the Pittsburgh-Paris community and a small number of contributed papers of speakers responding to this call.
The theme of the conference, emergence and reduction in the sciences, reflects the interest that these dual notions continue to attract in philosophy of science, most notably in philosophy of physics, of biology and of cognitive science. The organizers invite papers that address these dual notions in any science. Papers that connect the notions in several sciences are encouraged.
Contributors are asked to send:
Paper title, abstract (500 words) and a short CV in a single pdf file to the EasyChair conference page at:
by the submission deadline. (If you are not already a registered user of www.easychair.org
For general inquiries, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for submission: August 15
Notification of acceptance: September 15
Supplementary funding may be available to provide partial support for speakers contributing papers.
Jacques Dubucs, Philippe Huneman; IHPST, Paris
Peter Machamer, Sandra Mitchell, Kenneth Schaffner; HPS, Pittsburgh
Michael Silberstein, Philosophy, Elizabethtown College
Jessica Wilson, Philosophy, University of Toronto
For updates, visit the Center Web site