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The Society organises a programme of monthly meetings, an annual summer conference, and provides financial support to an irregular programme of other conferences.

Details of the Society's policy on conference funding are available here.


The 2014 Annual Conference will take place at the University of Cambridge on 10–11 July 2014.

Presidential Address:

Peter Clark (University of St Andrews)
Logic, applied mathematics and intuition

Plenary Speakers:

Paul Griffiths (University of Sydney and University of Exeter)
Causation and information in living systems

Christopher Pincock (Ohio State University)
Inference to the Best Explanation: A Modest Proposal

Laura Ruetsche (University of Michigan)
“Naturalistic” Metaphysics and the Interpretation of Quantum Theories

Further information, including details of open-session speakers and abstracts, is available in the conference programme.


Unless otherwise indicated, meetings are held at 5.15pm in room T206, in the Centre for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, Lakatos Building, Portugal Street, London WC2 and tea and biscuits are served at 5.00pm in Room T16.

  • 14 October 2013
    Chris Timpson (Oxford)
    Timelike experimental metaphysics: What does violation of the Leggett-Garg inequality show?
  • 25 November 2013
    David Corfield (Kent)
    Homotopy Type Theory: a revolutionary language for philosophy of logic, mathematics, and physics?
  • 27 January 2014
    Joseph Melia (Leeds, Oxford)
    The Hole Argument, Particle Permutations and Structuralism
  • 10 March 2014
    Julian Reiss (Durham)
    Two Approaches to Reasoning from Evidence or Why We Need a Theory of Inferential Judgement
  • 9 June 2014
    Katie Steele (LSE)
    Model-Selection Methods and the ‘Use-Novelty’ Criterion

List of Conferences supported by the British Society for the Philosophy of Science.