CFP: Philosophy of Science and Epistemology

Submission deadline: January 12, 2024

Conference date(s):
June 27, 2024 - June 29, 2024

Go to the conference's page

Conference Venue:

Division of Humanities, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Topic areas


Philosophy of Science and Epistemology

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

27 – 28 June 2024

There has been an engulfing gap between philosophy of science and epistemology. It is not unusual for an epistemologist to get lost in a philosophy of science conference. Nor is it surprising for a philosopher of science to get bored, or even confused, with a discussion full of Gettierian examples. That being said, this is very unfortunate. A good philosophy of science will ultimately contribute to answering general epistemological questions, while a good epistemology will shed light on how science is and should be practised. Philosophy of science and epistemology should have been much closer to each other than actually are. This conference aims to explore fruitful ways of integrating philosophy of science and epistemology by promoting dialogues between philosophers of science and epistemologists.The questions to be addressed include but are not limited to:

  • What is scientific knowledge?
  • Is scientific knowledge different from other kinds of knowledge?
  • Who can have scientific knowledge? In what sense?
  • What is scientific testimony?
  • Is know-how reducible to know-that in the context of science?
  • What are plausible ways to naturalise epistemology?

Submission Guidelines

Please submit a 500-word abstract for blind review by 12 January 2024 at


Yafeng Shan (HKUST)

Keynote Speakers

  • Kenneth Aizawa (Rutgers University, USA)
  • Alexander Bird (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Sharon Crasnow (Norco College, USA)
  • Jon Williamson (University of Kent, UK)
  • Timothy Williamson (University of Oxford, UK)


Selected papers from the conference will be considered for publication in an edited volume.


The conference will be held in the Division of Humanities, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.


All questions about submissions should be emailed to Qinyi Wang ([email protected]).


School of Humanities and Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Supporting material

Add supporting material (slides, programs, etc.)