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The Philosophy of Howard Stein: Chicago, 9-11 June 2017

The Philosophy Of Howard Stein
9-11 June 2017
Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago

It is scarcely an exaggeration to say that the publication of Howard
Stein’s paper “Newtonian Space-Time” in 1967 inaugurated the modern study
of the foundations of physics. Thereafter, Stein’s work continued to set
the standard in the philosophical community and beyond for the study of
theories of spacetime structure (Newtonian and relativistic), the
conceptual structure of quantum mechanics, the methodology of science in
general and the character of scientific knowledge, and the history of
physics and mathematics. This three-day conference will celebrate the 50th
anniversary of Stein’s landmark paper by providing an opportunity to
reflect on Stein’s lasting influence for those working on a wide range of
topics of vital interest to historians and philosophers of science. While
speakers include Stein’s former colleagues, past students and friends, our
focus is on his continuing influence on contemporary work, and we aim to
demonstrate the relevance of Stein’s work for the next fifty years of our
discipline.
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Urbino Summer School in Philosophy of Physics

The XXth iteration of the Urbino Summer School will focus on spacetime and quantum physics (website), held on July 10-13, 2017.  The summer school will feature morning lectures given by Christian Wüthrich (University of Geneva) and Francesca Vidotto (Radboud University); and afternoon seminars given by Carlo Rovelli (CPT, Aix-Marseille Université, Université de Toulon, CNRS), F.A. Muller (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Tiziana Vistarini (University of Colorado Boulder). (h/t to Giovanni Macchia)

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Second CFP: Philosophical Foundations of Quantum Gravity, Geneva, 27-30 June 2017

Conference on the PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF QUANTUM GRAVITY

Hosted by the University of Geneva-University of Illinois at Chicago Space and Time After Quantum Gravity project

Château de Bossey, near Geneva, 27-30 June 2017

https://beyondspacetime.net/2017conference/

Invited keynote speakers:

Richard Dawid
Eleanor Knox
Daniele Oriti
Karim Thébault
Alastair Wilson
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CFA: Black Forest Summer School in Philosophy of Physics, 17-22 July 2017

Call for Applications
5th International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics

Space, time and matter: new directions in the philosophy of physics

Saig (Black Forest), Germany, 17-22 July 2017
http://wp.unil.ch/isspp/
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CfA: Direct Empirical Status and the Ontology of Symmetries in Physics, Université catholique de Louvain

3-4 July 2017

Université catholique de Louvain
1, place Blaise Pascal
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Confirmed speakers:

Gordon BELOT (UMichigan, USA)
Valeriya CHASOVA (UCLouvain, Belgium)
Alexandre GUAY (UCLouvain, Belgium)
Richard HEALEY (UArizona, USA)
James LADYMAN (UBristol, UK)
David WALLACE (USC, USA)
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17th annual Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference: Western Ontario, 15-16 June 2017

The 17th annual Philosophy of Logic, Mathematics, and Physics Graduate Conference will take place on Thursday-Friday, June 15-16, 2017, at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. We are pleased to announce that Aristidis Arageorgis (National Technical University of Athens) 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 14th Annual Clifton Memorial book prize. The contest will be adjudicated by philosophy of physics faculty members at Western.
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Models, Explanations, and Realism about Quantum Physics: Leeds, 17 January 2017

University of Leeds
Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science

The workshop is part of the ARHC Scientific Realism and the Quantum Project.
http://arts.leeds.ac.uk/raq

January 17, 2017

Speakers:

Alisa Bokulich (Boston)
Dennis Dieks (Utrecht)
Soazig LeBihan (Montana)
Michela Massimi (Edinburgh)
Juha Saatsi (Leeds)
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