CFP: Philosophy of Science and Epistemology
Submission deadline: January 12, 2024
June 27, 2024 - June 28, 2024
Division of Humanities, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
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?
Please submit a 500-word abstract for blind review by 12 January 2024 at https://easychair.org/cfp/PhilSci_Epi_24.
Yafeng Shan (HKUST)
- Kenneth Aizawa (Rutgers University, USA)
- Alexander Bird (University of Cambridge, UK)
- 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