International Society for Philosophy of Chemistry, 2009 Summer Symposium

13-15 August 2009

Chemical Heritage Foundation, 315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106


Preliminary program, registration, and lodging information can be found


The ISPC Summer Symposium is an annual interdisciplinary conference that promotes the exchange of ideas concerning the philosophical foundations of the chemical sciences and related areas. The symposium is geared to philosophers, chemists, biochemists, historians, sociologists, educators, and others interested in this dynamic developing field.

Program and schedule
The symposium will begin at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, 13 August, and conclude Saturday, 15 August, by 630 p.m. An opening reception will take place Thursday at 4:15 p.m. On Friday a full-day of talks is planned, followed by a banquet at 7:30 p.m. A final discussion session is scheduled for Saturday.

Special plenary sessions will include talks by Jay S. Siegel, chair of the Organisch-chemisches Institut at Universität Zürich in Switzerland, and Roald Hoffmann, Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, Cornell University, and winner of the 1981 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

The registration deadline is 3 August 2009.