Centro de Filosofia das Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa

Lisbon Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science

The Unity of Science: Non Traditional Approaches  

Call for Papers

Papers addressing topics related to the problem of the unity of science from original, non-traditional perspectives are now being sought for the First Lisbon Colloquium for the Philosophy of Science to be held in October 25-28th, 2006. This colloquium is intended to stimulate and debate new approaches that incorporate logic, decision theory, learning theory, probability theory and other formal methods in creative and productive ways.

Papers will be considered for concurrent sessions. Submissions should consist of an extended abstract of about 600 words and should be accompanied by an abbreviated C.V. for each contributor. Abstracts should be prepared for blind-reviewing (detachable title page) and final papers should be suitable for reading aloud and should not exceed 3000 words. The deadline for submission of abstracts is May 15th (extended until the 30th of June). Please send your abstracts and C.V. electronically in Microsoft Word format to cmwhalin@utep.edu

Sessions will include commentators on papers. Please indicate in your cover letter whether you are willing to serve as a commentator or session moderator. A selection of the papers read at the conference will be published in a special issue of Synthese.  

The colloquium is organized by Centro de Filosofia das Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, UMR 8163 Savoirs, Textes, Langage (Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, Nord-Pas de Calais, Lille) Department of Philosophy, University of Texas at El Paso, and with the support of Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon. Other collaboration: Synthese. An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Teatro da Trindade

The colloquium will take place in Lisbon's beautiful Teatro da Trindade located in the picturesque Barrio Alto, in the historic center of the city.  

More information regarding this Colloquium may be obtained from the website http://cfcul.fc.ul.pt/coloquioscentro/coll.unidade_cc.htm