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CFA: 3rd Chilean Conference on the Philosophy of Physics

We are delighted to announce the Third Chilean Conference on the Philosophy of Physics. The conference will be hosted by the Philosophy Institute at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile.

It will be held in Santiago, between December 14 and 16, 2022.

Invited speakers: Elise Crull, Wayne Myrvold

We invite scholars to submit an abstract of 500-1000 words to phil.phys.chile.2022@gmail.com, before september 20. Notification of acceptance: october 1.

For any questions, please contact Professor Pablo Acuña: ptacuna@uc.cl / phil.phys.chile.2022@gmail.com

Website of the conference: https://philphyschile.wixsite.com/2022

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Call for Papers: Special issue of Entropy on information-theoretic concepts in physics

Guest editors:
Michael Cuffaro (LMU Munich)
Stephan Hartmann (LMU Munich)

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 May 2023

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CFP: Theoretical Virtues and Non-Empirical Guides in Scientific Theory-Development

Submission deadline: July 11, 2022

Aarhus, Denmark

November 23, 2022 – November 24, 2022

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As part of Establishing the Nordic Network for Philosophy of Physics, we will host a workshop on Theoretical Virtues and Non-Empirical Guides in Scientific Theory-Development.

Theoretical virtues are desirable features of scientific theories, and may include principles such as consistency, simplicity, unification, and consilience/coherence—not all of which are directly related to empirical evidence. These principles play various roles in scientific theory development, including as heuristic, exploratory guides in scientific discovery, as indicators of pursuit-worthiness, or means of confirmation. But there are also other non-empirical features used in these roles that are not typically classified as theoretical virtues, such as analogy and thought experiment.

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CFP: Philosophia naturalis: Making sense of relations and realities

A session organized by the Institute for Studies in Pragmaticism (Texas Tech University) to be held at the Central Division APA Meeting in

Denver, 22-25 February 2023

The various recent approaches to quantum worlds appear to be reaching a consensus: that spacetime is quantized, relational, and emergent out of a fundamentally new, pre-geometric order that exists “before” and “below.” Conventional reality, then, emerges as an explicate order from more fundamental, relational pre-geometric and pre-quantum implicate order(s), which exist beyond conventional science and philosophy. This pre-geometric implicate order has the potential to answer the two most fundamental questions in all of the philosophia naturalis: what is the origin of spacetime and the fields within it, and ultimately, why is there something rather than nothing? Hence, the sub-Planckian order promises profound consequences, not just for foundational (meta)physics, but also for cosmic evolution in quantum cosmology and human knowledge of it.

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The Many-Worlds Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: Current Status and Relation to Other Interpretations

Research workshop of the Israeli Science Foundation.

Hosted by QuanTAU, Quantum Science and Technology Center Tel-Aviv University

18-24 October 2022

https://www.mwi2022tau.com/

Submission deadline: June 18th

The MWI solves the measurement problem, avoids action at a distance and indeterminism and does not contradict empirical evidence. Why, then, it is not in the consensus? 

The workshop will  aim to promote the ongoing debate on the foundations of quantum mechanics by dealing with the major open questions regarding the MWI, together with objections and alternatives.

Submission includes a short abstract and an optional extended abstract/preprint/published paper. All submissions should be submitted through the submission form by June 18th, but please submit as early as possible and your submission will be favored. 

The format of the workshop is not fixed yet and will depend on submitted contributions, COVID-19 restrictions, etc. Please visit the workshop website for more details. For questions please contact mwiconference2022@gmail.com

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CFA: History, Philosophy and Sociology of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics Conference

Submission deadline: 21 March 2022

Event details: Bonn, Germany, 29-30 June 2022 with pre-event on 28 June at 16:15.

Website: https://www.lhc-epistemologie.uni-wuppertal.de/events/hps-cap.html

The DFG-funded research unit Epistemology of the LHC is organising a two-day conference on the history, philosophy and sociology of cosmology and astroparticle physics. This event follows up on the 2019 conference in Aachen on dark matter & modified gravity, a special journal issue on the same topic, and the 2021 online workshop on the philosophy of dark matter. The conference will take place on the 29th and 30th of June 2022 in Bonn, Germany. Philosophers, physicists, historians, sociologists and other interested scholars are invited to attend.

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2nd CFA: ‘Cosmology Beyond Spacetime’ Summer Institute, 26 June – 1 July 2022

2nd Call for Applications:

International Summer Institute in Philosophy of Physics on the PHILOSOPHY OF COSMOLOGY and the PHILOSOPHY OF QUANTUM GRAVITY

Hosted by the University of Geneva-University of Illinois at Chicago Cosmology Beyond Spacetime project

Hotel Le Crêt, Morzine, France 

26 June – 2 July 2022

Further information, when available, at http://beyondspacetime.net/2022summerinstitute/.

In recent years, the philosophy of quantum gravity and the philosophy of cosmology have emerged as new fields in their own right, with several summer schools dedicated to each. However, they remain largely unconnected, even though their intersection promises new scientific insights of great significance to philosophical question and the advancement of physics. This Summer Institute proposes to address conceptual, metaphysical, and epistemological implications of big bang, black hole, and multiverse models in quantum gravity: the fundamental nature of space and time, especially the beginning of spacetime, ‘before’ time or ‘outside’ space; the multiverse; the nature of physical law; and how we might have knowledge of such things.

These are just some of the questions that we will discuss in this Summer Institute, which addresses graduate students and postdocs from philosophy of physics and related fields.

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Call for Abstracts: “Quantum Epistemology Beyond Quantum Measurement”

Call for Abstracts: “Quantum Epistemology Beyond Quantum Measurement” (QEBQM)

Early Career Summer Seminar Retreat

August 17 to 21, 2022


Description

Recent work on the interconnections between formal epistemology and foundations of quantum mechanics has prompted exciting developments on important philosophical questions. For example:

  • Are there objective probabilities in quantum theories? If so, what grounds them?
  • Might all the probabilities in quantum theory be subjective, the partial beliefs of an agent?
  • Are there compelling justifications for partial beliefs about quantum systems that do not depend on a particular solution to the measurement problem?
  • What implications does quantum theory have for the belief structure of rational agents and vice versa?

This retreat gathers early-career scholars working on these or closely related questions.

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Call for Abstracts: Philosophy of Physics Group of the German Physical Society

CALL FOR PAPERS (Online Conference, Deadline: 21 January 2021)

Call for abstracts for the annual conference of the Philosophy of Physics Group of the German Physical Society, 21-25 March 2022.


The Philosophy of Physics Group (AGPhil) of the German Physical Society (DPG) invites submissions for its annual conference which will take place within the framework of the annual conference of the DPG. Contributions on any topic in the philosophy of physics are welcome. A particular focus in this year will be the philosophical analysis of gravitational wave and black hole physics, and we particularly encourage submissions on this topic.

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Western: Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics (LMP) Graduate Conference

The 21st annual Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference will take place on June 23-24, 2022. We are pleased to announce that Craig Callender (University of California, San Diego) will be giving the keynote address. 

Call for Papers:
Graduate students who have not yet defended their PhD thesis are invited to submit papers on any topic in philosophy of logic, philosophy of mathematics, and philosophy of physics. Papers in philosophy of physics will be considered for the Annual Clifton Memorial book prize. The contest will be adjudicated by philosophy of physics faculty members at Western. 

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