East European Network for Philosophy of Science

Announcing the launch of the East European Network for Philosophy of Science (EENPS) (founded in the aftermath of the EPSA2015 conference in Dusseldorf  & the EPSA research-fellowships initiative for East Europeans).

The EENPS is open to everyone working in philosophy of science, not just to the philosophers from the region, and we encourage everyone to join us

You can get more info and also contact us through the website https://www.sites.google.com/site/eastnetworkphilsci/ and e-mail eenphilsci@gmail.com, and you can also find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EastEuropeanNetworkforPhilosophyofScience/ and Twitter: https://twitter.com/EastEurpnPhlSci

Its inaugural conference will take place in Sofia (Bulgaria) in June 2016, so stay tuned for further announcements.

the call for the conference is below the message

thank you & best wishes

Richard David-Rus

The Inaugural Conference of the East European Network for Philosophy of Science Sofia, 24-26 June 2016

Hosted by New Bulgarian University

Local Organizing Committee: Lilia Gurova (Chair), Veselina Kadreva, Anton Donchev, Rosen Lutskanov, Dimitar Ivanov


EENPS 2016: The Inaugural Conference of the East European Network for Philosophy of Science Sofia, 24-26 June 2016

Hosted by New Bulgarian University

The newly founded East European Network for Philosophy of Science (EENPS) invites submission of contributed papers and proposals for symposia in the following sections:

A General philosophy of science

B Philosophy of natural sciences

C Philosophy of cognitive and behavioral sciences

D Philosophy of social sciences

E Historical and social studies in philosophy of science

Submission of contributed papers

An abstract of up to 1000 words, prepared for blind review, should be sent as an attached doc or pdf  file to eenps.submission@gmail.com no later than the 1st of March, 2016. The e-mail message should contain  in the subject line and the author’s names, affiliation and an e-mail address for contact in the main body. The attached abstract should contain the title of the relevant section, the title of the contributed paper and a short resume of the paper.

Submission of proposals for symposia

The proposals for symposia should be sent as an attached doc or pdf file to eenps.submission@gmail.com no later than the 1st of March, 2016. The e-mail message should contain  in the subject line. The attached proposal for a symposium should contain the title of the relevant section, the title of the proposed symposium, the names and the contact details (affiliation, e-mail addresses) of the organizers and the participants, a general description of the topic and its significance for the philosophy of science (up to 1000 words), and short descriptions (up to 300 words) of each contributed talk. Short CVs (up to 1 page) of the organizers and the participants should be attached to the same e-mail.

Keynote speakers: Roman Frigg (LSE), Stathis Psillos (University of Athens) and Stephan Hartmann (MCMP/LMU Munich).

Important dates and deadlines

1 March: Deadline for the submission of abstracts and proposals of symposia

15 April: Notification of acceptance

15 June: Deadline for the registration for the conference (There will be no registration fees but registration is required due to the limited number of places in the conference rooms.)

24-26 June: Conference

Information about the venue, accommodation, registration, and other practical matters will be available soon at:  https://sites.google.com/site/eastnetworkphilsci/eenps-2016


2015 Conference Accommodation

Rydges on Swanston 701 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

  • A 10 minute walk to the conference venue and close to the vibrant restaurants and cafes of Lygon Street, as well as the Melbourne Museum in Carlton Gardens.
  • When booking within 30 days of event quote ‘AAHPSS – Uni of Melbourne’ to access the following agreed upon rates (subject to availability)
    • Executive Queen room for $175 p.n.
    • Superior King Parkview room for $199 p.n.

Vibe Hotel Carlton 441 Royal Parade Parkville , Melbourne, VIC 3052,

  • A 10 minute tram ride, or a 25 minute walk through Princes Park, to the conference venue.

Melbourne Metro YHA 78 Howard St Melbourne VIC 3051

  • A 10 minute tram ride, or a 15-20minute walk, to the conference venue.
  • A wide variety of room choices, including private rooms.

APSTSN Biennial Conference July 15–17 2013

The National University of Singapore is pleased to open the Call for Papers for APSTSN Biennial Conference July 15–17 2013.

The Asia-Pacific Science, Technology and Society Network is an association of regional scholars for fostering collaboration and encouraging science, technology and society research, teaching, and critical discussion on current STS themes and issues in the Asia-Pacific region. 

Knowing, Making, Governing - across Asia and the Pacific, the work of science, technology and society calls attention to the region’s plurality of socio-technical projects and ways of knowing. The conference accepts proposals for all themes pertaining to science, technology and society, including:




Modeling and Numbers-work

Business, Finance, & Markets

Indigenous Knowledges

Normativity and Normalization


Information & Media

Publics & Participation

Citizenship & Activism

Inter-Species Relations



Government, Policy & Politics



Limits of Knowledge

Theory & Method

Environment & Ecology


Food & Agriculture

This conference is jointly organized by the STS Research Cluster of the Asia Research Institute (ARI), the STS Research Cluster of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), and Tembusu College (at University Town), all at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Support has also been received from the Humanities and Social Science Research Fund at NUS.

Abstract submission will open on December 1, 2012 and the deadline for submitting proposals is January 7, 2013. Accepted participants will be notified in February 2013.

Proposals will be reviewed by the NUS Conference Organizing Committee, with the objective to accept all properly prepared proposals. Please note that Science, Technology and Society (STS) is a broad but distinct inter-disciplinary field pertaining to science, technology and their historical and social implications and conditions of possibility. 

Check the conference website for further information on submitting abstract, panel and plenary proposals. 

2012 Dyason Lecture

Professor Warwick Anderson, (ARC Laureate Fellow and Professor, Sydney) will deliver the 2012 Dyason Lecture:

Fashioning the Immunological Self: The Biological Individuality of F. Macfarlane Burnet

During the 1940s and 1950s, the Australian microbiologist F. Macfarlane Burnet sought a biologically plausible explanation of antibody production. In this talk, I seek to recover the conceptual pathways that Burnet followed in his immunological theorizing. In so doing, I emphasize the influence of philosophical speculations on individuality, especially those of Alfred North Whitehead; the impact of cybernetics and information theory; and the contributions of clinical research into autoimmune disease at Melbourne. Accordingly, this essay describes an intellectual arc distinct from most other tracings of Burnet’s conceptual development, which focus on his early bacteriophage research and his fascination with the work of Julian Huxley and other biologists in the 1920s. No doubt these were potent influences, but they seem insufficient to explain Burnet’s sudden enthusiasm in the 1940s for immunological definitions of self and not-self. I want to demonstrate here how Burnet’s deep involvement in philosophical biology—along with ineluctable clinical entanglements—shaped his immunological theories.


The lecture will take place in the Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre at the University of Sydney, from 6:30-8:00pm. The event is free and open to all.