The BSPS is pleased to announce the 2015 lecture series associated with our Ordinary Meetings. Lectures occur on Monday Evenings at 5:15pm in the Lakatos Building at LSE room 2.06, and are preceded by a welcome tea at 4:45pm in LSE Common Room G.01. Jonathan Birch (LSE) Monday, 12 October 2015 “Kin selection, group selection and […]
It was a successful and memorable annual meeting for the BSPS this year in Manchester. Here is a snapshot of what people were saying about it on Twitter. British Society for the Philosophy of Science conference starts this week! Programme: http://t.co/vwur30CEw9 #BSPS2015 @TheBJPS — New Directions (@studyofthemind) July 1, 2015 Just arrived in Manchester for […]
Registration for the BSPS 2015 annual conference in Manchester was open until 26 June. Standard registration (waged): £155 Standard registration (unwaged): £90 Conference dinner: £25 Wine/beer with conference dinner: £8 The registration fee includes lunch and tea/coffee on both days, plus the drinks reception on Thursday evening.
The decision of the Co-Editors of the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science is that the Sir Karl Popper Prize for 2014 should be awarded to Rachael Brown for her paper ‘What Evolvability Really Is’, Br J Philos Sci (2014) 65 (3): 549-572.
Reflection on the last hundred years of physics might naturally lead one to suppose that the ancient debate as to whether the world was ultimately composed of things or processes had been resolved in favour of the latter. Quantum physics, whatever else it may be, seems to constitute a decisive rejection of the atomism at […]
Kate Devitt has done some interesting work to improve upon Google Scholar’s journal rankings…
Most professional philosophers of science would, I hope, agree that our discipline shares the object of its investigations with some other academics, i.e. scientists. But how often do we actually talk to them? Till Grüne-Yanoff has published a paper over at the EJPS, making a case for science students to be taught compulsory philosophy of science courses, and setting out some constraints on the optimal design of such courses. He does a great job of identifying some obstacles that advocates of such courses need to overcome.