2nd Undergraduate Weekend Seminar in Philosophy of Physics

University of Bremen (5-7 June, 2020)

We invite applications to a 3-day weekend seminar on Philosophy of Physics at the University of Bremen. The seminar is meant as a first encounter with the academic discipline of Philosophy of Physics, and aimed at university students from both Philosophy and Physics. For further information, please see the text below. Note that the seminar will be carried out in German.

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Call for nominations: 2020 Cushing Prize in History and Philosophy of Physics

We are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2020 Cushing Prize in History and Philosophy of Physics.

Eligible for nomination are works by what we term “younger scholars,” meaning individuals who are within five years of the receipt of the Ph.D, and work in any area of the history and philosophy of physics may be nominated.
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BBLOC Philosophy of Physics Research Seminar

The Birmingham-Bristol-London-Oxford-Cambridge (BBLOC) Philosophy of Physics research seminar is restarting. This is a termly research seminar on philosophy of physics, hosted at King’s College London.

For further details and for future events, visit our website: https://kingsphilosophy.com/bbloc/
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CFP: Synthese Topical Collection

Simplicity out of Complexity? Physics and the Aims of Science

Deadline: 31 July 2020

Guest Editors

Florian J. Boge (University of Wuppertal)
Paul Grünke (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Martin King (University of Bonn)
Miguel Ángel Carretero Sahuquillo (University of Wuppertal)

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CFA: Physics, Time and Agency Conference, Dublin, 6-7 July 2020

Call for Abstracts: Physics, Time and Agency Conference

6th−7th July 2020

Dublin, Ireland (Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin)

Speakers: Craig Callender (UCSD), Jenann Ismael (Columbia), Natalja Deng (Yonsei), Stephanie Rennick (Glasgow), Alison Fernandes (Trinity College Dublin), David Albert (Columbia), Huw Price (provisional; Cambridge)
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James T. Cushing Memorial Prize in History and Philosophy of Physics: Call for Nominations

We are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2020 Cushing
Prize in History and Philosophy of Physics.

Eligible for nomination are works by what we term “younger scholars,”
meaning individuals who are within five years of the receipt of the Ph.D,
and work in any area of the history and philosophy of physics may be
nominated.
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Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy is organising the seventh edition of the Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students, taking place from July 26 to July 31, 2020, in Munich, and invites applications until 29th March 2020.

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Call for applications: Junior fellowship in philosophy of physics, Geneva

Call for Applications:
JUNIOR FELLOWSHIP in PHILOSOPHY OF PHYSICS
University of Geneva

The Geneva Symmetry Group at the University of Geneva’s Department of Philosophy solicits applications for a six-months junior visiting fellowship for advanced PhD students, starting 1 August 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is funded by the John Templeton Foundation grant `Cosmology Beyond Spacetime’.
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Postdoc position at Bonn

3-year Postdoctoral Fellowship to work on the History and Philosophy of Gravitational Wave Physics

The University of Bonn invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in history and philosophy of physics. The advertised position is part of the project on “The role of inference to the best explanation in the discovery of gravitational waves” in the DFG-funded research unit Inductive Metaphysics. Applications from candidates with a suitable background in philosophy of physics, history of physics or indeed gravitational physics itself, would be particularly welcome. The deadline for application is 29 February 2020. For the official job ad including details on how to apply, please see here:

https://www.history-and-philosophy-of-physics.com/jobs.html

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Lettres épistémologiques now available in digital archive

Thanks to Don Howard and Sebastián Murgueitio Ramírez at the University of Notre Dame, the long-lost complete issues of Lettres épistémologiques (Epistemological Letters), a small journal dedicated to the foundations of physics and published out of Switzerland from 1973 to 1984, have now been made available online. Here is the message from Don Howard:

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