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, you will need to create a free account as part of the

submission process.)

For general inquiries, [email protected]

Deadline for submission: August 15

Notification of acceptance: September 15

Supplementary funding may be available to provide partial support for

speakers contributing papers.

Invited speakers:

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

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