CFP: Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy, 7-9 Sept 2016

Salzburg Conference for Young Analytic Philosophy: SOPhiA 2016
September 7 – 9, 2016
Department of Philosophy (Humanities), University of Salzburg, Austria

SOPhiA 2016 provides an opportunity for students and doctoral candidates in philosophy to take a first peek into the philosophical business and to get in touch with prospective or well established philosophers. Contributions in every discipline of philosophy (epistemology, ethics, logic, metaphysics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of science, etc.) are welcome. As common in analytic philosophy, contributors should make use of understandable language as well as rational argumentation. In addition to the conference presentations there will also be affiliated workshops on selected topics in analytic philosophy.

Keynote Speakers:
* Jeremy Butterfield (Trinity College, University of Cambridge)
* Dorothy Edgington (Birbeck College, University of London)
* Julien Murzi (University of Salzburg)
* Sylvia Wenmackers (KU Leuven and University of Groningen)

Affiliated workshops:
– Dispositions in Action: Laws of Nature, Explanation, Modality; Speakers:
* Andreas Bartels (University of Bonn)
* Florian Fischer (University of Bonn)
* Andreas Huettemann (University of Cologne)
* Ludger Jansen (University of Bochum)
* Antje Rumberg (University of Konstanz)
– Theoretical Equivalence and Theory Reduction; Speakers:
* Hajnal Andreka (Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics, Budapest)
* Thomas W. Barrett (Princeton University)
* Laurenz Hudetz (University of Salzburg)
* Istvan Nemeti (Alfred Renyi Institute of Mathematics, Budapest)
* Sarita Rosenstock (UC Irvine)
* James O. Weatherall (UC Irvine)

Call for papers:
Students and doctoral candidates (pre-doc) in philosophy are encouraged to submit an abstract (in English or German) prepared for double-blind review. We are committed to fostering diversity and equality in our programs. Submissions from underrepresented groups are particularly welcome. Abstracts should not exceed 2.000 characters. All submissions should be suitable for a presentation of approximately 20 minutes in length (plus 10 minutes discussion). Please submit your abstract with a biographical note and a short CV attached in a separate document at until May 1, 2016. Attendees are asked to register at the same site before the conference.

SOPhiA best paper award:
Contributors are also invited to submit a full paper (from 4.000 up to 8.000 words) not including any author or affiliation information. A selection of full papers will be published in KRITERION — Journal of Philosophy. The best contribution will also be awarded with 250 EUR at SOPhiA 2016. Please prepare your full paper according to the guidelines available at and submit it via e-mail (subject line: SOPhiA 2016) to Please note that only full papers in English submitted before the general deadline can be considered for the SOPhiA best paper award.

Submission deadline: May 1, 2016
Notification deadline: May 15, 2016


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