Call for Papers

Philosophy of Science Association

Twentieth Biennial Meeting: November 2-5, 2006 Vancouver, British Columbia

Members of the Philosophy of Science Association (PSA) are invited to submit papers to be presented at the PSA 2006 meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia on November 2-5. Contributed papers may be on any topic in the philosophy of science. The PSA 2006 Program Committee will strive for quality, variety, innovation and diversity on the program. We encourage papers in both traditional and novel areas of philosophy of science.

The deadline for paper submissions is March 1, 2006. Some papers will be accepted for both presentation at the PSA 2006 meeting and publication in a supplementary issue of Philosophy of Science; other papers will be accepted just for presentation. Both types of accepted paper will be electronically published prior to the meeting. In each case, the Program Committee expects to make its decision by mid-June, 2006. Final versions of all papers accepted for publication must be submitted by January 15, 2007.

The maximum manuscript length is 5,000 words, including footnotes and references. If the text includes tables or figures, an appropriate number of words should be subtracted from the limit. Submissions must include a 100-word abstract and a word count. Format and citation style should match those of the journal Philosophy of Science (see for details). Submissions should be prepared for blind review, with no identifying information in the body of the paper or abstract. Your identifying information can appear in the body of an e-mail (where the paper is an attachment file) or will be requested online if you submit at the program website.

Authors of accepted papers are expected to present abbreviated versions of their papers, with a time limit of twenty minutes.

Submissions must be electronically submitted at

N.B. Any submission accepted for publication in Philosophy of Science will have to be ultimately submitted in a Word-compatible format. We encourage you to submit in such a format initially, if at all possible.

The program committee for PSA 2006 will take on a different form than in the past. Instead of a single, relatively small, committee responsible for referring all submissions, this year the program committee shall consist of 35 individuals, divided into a number of subcommittees based on area of expertise. Each paper will be refereed by the appropriate subcommittee. The program committee for PSA 2006, chaired by Cristina Bicchieri (University of Pennsylvania) and J. McKenzie Alexander (London School of Economics), is as follows:

Horacio Arlo-Costa (Carnegie Mellon University) Brad Armendt (Arizona State University) Robert Batterman (Ohio State University) William Bechtel (University of California, San Diego) Craig Callender (University of California, San Diego) David Christensen (University of Vermont) John Dupre (University of Exeter) Branden Fitelson (University of California, Berkeley) Patrick Grim (SUNY, Stony Brook) Francesco Guala (University of Exeter) Hans Halvorson (Princeton University) William Harper (University of Western Ontario) Stephan Hartmann (London School of Economics) Gary Hatfield (University of Pennsylvania) Alan Hájek (The Australian National University) Nicholas Huggett (University of Illinois at Chicago) Kevin Kelly (Carnegie Mellon University) Noretta Koertge (Indiana University) Elisabeth Lloyd (Indiana University) Penelope Maddy (University of California, Irvine) Deborah Mayo (Virginia Tech) Ned McClennen (Syracuse University) Wayne Myrvold (University of Western Ontario) John Norton (University of Pittsburgh) Samir Okasha (University of Bristol) David Papineau (King¹s College, London) Wlodek Rabinowicz (Lund University) Alex Rosenberg (Duke University) Sherri Roush (Rice University) Sahotra Sarkar (University of Texas, Austin) Kristin Shrader-Frechette (University of Notre Dame) Wolfgang Spohn (University of Konstanz) Paul Weirich (University of Missouri) Michael Weisberg (University of Pennsylvania) Scott Weinstein (University of Pennsylvania)

All questions about submissions should be directed to: J. McKenzie Alexander, Co-Chair PSA 2006 Program Committee Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method London School of Economics London WC2A 2AE United Kingdom [email protected]