Philosophy of Biology workshop at Madison in 2010

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Dear Philosophers of Biology, You'll be interested in the first biennial "Philosophy of Biology @ Madison" workshop/conference that we'll be hosting in Madison a year from May. It's a ways off, but note that submitted abstracts are due earlier than you might think: September. This will help allow for the eventual dissemination of accepted papers to all attendees well before the gathering, which should make for excellent discussion at the workshop/conference.

From the site:

The Philosophy of Biology @ Madison Workshop is designed to provide a biennial forum for new work in the philosophy of biology in the off-years when the Philosophy of Science Association and ISHPSSB meetings do not occur. The format of the workshop will provide an opportunity for speakers to receive constructive feedback from interested colleagues, and for other participants to become acquainted with new work in the field. Presented work can be on any topic in philosophy of biology or biologically oriented philosophy of science.

The workshop will take place from Friday, May 21st through Sunday, May 23rd 2010

This year's keynote speaker will be Richard Lewontin (Harvard).

We welcome submissions on any topic in the philosophy of biology or general philosophy of science with a biological focus.

Those who would like to present their work at the workshop must submit an abstract of 2-3 double-spaced pages by September 15, 2009. There is a limit of one submission per person. All abstracts should be submitted via email to Elliott Sober (ersober[at]

Abstracts will be reviewed by a program committee. Those submitting abstracts will be notified in early December of the program committee’s decision. Those selected for the program need to submit their papers at least six weeks prior to the workshop. These papers will then be made available on the workshop website.

Though the papers can be of any length, speakers will be limited to thirty minutes to present their ideas. Speakers are strongly encouraged to talk through the central ideas of their paper, rather than read it. There will be no official commentators, thereby enhancing opportunities for participation among all workshop attendees, who are expected to have read the papers before the workshop.


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Drank many a brew and discussed much philosophy (or at least that is one thing someone may have called it) at those metal tables in the pictures of the Madison Union in the invite.
Late May on the Terrace is great if the weather is good in Madison.

I don't know what they think about random citizenry showing up, but since I'm here anyway it could be very interesting.

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