Biennial Philosophy of Science / History of Science 2016: a conference guide


The Oxford Philosophy and History teams are delighted to see you in Atlanta for the upcoming 2016 Biennial History of Science / Philosophy of Science meeting. We have some suggestions for places to see while in Georgia as well as our favorite sessions for the conference.

We suggest that you visit the following sites and attractions while in Atlanta:

Atlanta in November is a great place for those who love nature. Take a run or stroll through some of the many parks, including the Centennial Olympic Park, Piedmont Park, and the Atlanta Botanical Garden.

An important location for the civil rights movement, Atlanta is home to key museums and historic sites. Visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, APEX, and the Center for Civil and Human Rights to trace the history of civil rights in America.

Atlanta and the surrounding area have been used extensively for filming purposes. You can take a tour of TV filming locations like The walking dead and Atlanta, as well as visit the inspiration for the classic film Blown away by the wind.

Keep an eye out for these exciting conference sessions:

Thursday, November 3rd: 9h00 – 10h30:

Topics in Philosophy of Economics (sponsored by the International Network for the Economic Method) with Caterina Marchionni, Brian Epstein, Maria Jimenz-Buedo and Erik Angner.

Thursday, November 3rd: 10:45 p.m. – 12:45 p.m .:

Chemistry as a Source of New Perspectives for the Philosophy of Science (Sponsored by the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry) with Eric Scerri, Olimpia Lombardi, Grant Fisher, William Goodwin, Juan Camilo Martinez and Jean-Pierre Llored.

Thursday, November 3rd: 3.45 p.m. – 5.45 p.m .:

Physics in the 19th and 20th Centuries with Peter Ramberg, Joshua Eisenthal, J. Brian Pitts, Gustavo Rocha and Stephen Brush.

Friday, November 4e: 8:30 am – 10 am:

Biopolitics in History, 1500-1800 with Robert Markley, Al Coppola, Lucinda Cole and Richard Barney.

Friday, November 4e: 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.:

Symposium: Science, Values, and Wishful Thinking with Immaculada de Melo-Martin, Daniel Hicks, Kevin Elliott, Matthew J. Brown, Sharon Crasnow, Kristen Intemann and Daniel Steel.

Friday, November 4e: 12h00 – 13h15:

Panel discussion: The relevance of the history of science to diversity and global learning with David Spanagel, Richard Beyler, Jacob Hamblin and Helen Rozwadowski.

Friday, November 4e: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.:

Symposium: Multiple realization in a physical world with Gualtiero Piccinni, Meir Hemmo, Thomas Polger, Lawrence Shapiro and Orly Shenker.

saturday 5 novembere: 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.:

Symposium: Public Understanding of Science: Philosophical and Empirical Approaches with Miriam Solomon, Chris Haufe, Arnon Keren, Boaz Miller, Meital Pinot, Matthew Slater, Joanna Huxster, Deena Skolnick, S. Emlen Metz and Michael Weisberg.

saturday 5 novembere: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.:

Contributions: Explanation & Understanding with Michael Lissack, Bradford Skow, Matthew Haug, Insa Lawler, Yannick Doyle, Spenser Egan, Noah Graham and Kareem Khalifa.

Take the time to visit the University of Oxford press kiosk! Browse new and featured books that will include an exclusive conference discount. Get free copies of our philosophy journals which include The British Journal of the Philosophy of Science, Analysis, Public Health Ethics, and more! Get free access to our online resources including Oxford Handbooks Online, Very Short Introductions, Oxford Reference, and more. And of course, come and say hello!

Featured Image: Panorama of Atlanta by Brooke Novak. CC-BY-2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.


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