Metaphysics of Science Summer School (MoSSS) & Workshop

July 22, 2015 - July 26, 2015
University of Helsinki


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University of Helsinki
July 22-26, 2015

Applications are invited for the Metaphysics of Science Summer School (MoSSS) and Workshop in Helsinki, July 22-26, 2015. The summer school will involve four days of classes from leading philosophers working at the intersection of metaphysics and philosophy of science and finish with a workshop consisting of five talks from the summer school participants.

The summer school is open for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and early-career researchers (but exceptions are possible).

Coordinator: Tuomas E. Tahko (Helsinki)

David Braddon-Mitchell (University of Sydney)
Anjan Chakravartty (University of Notre Dame)
Marc Lange (UNC Chapel Hill)
Kristie Miller (University of Sydney)
Stephen Mumford (University of Nottingham)
L.A. Paul (UNC Chapel Hill)

Preliminary topics:

  • laws of nature
  • meta-laws
  • causation
  • counterfactuals
  • metaphysics of time
  • time travel
  • scientific realism
  • epistemic and methodological issues in metaphysics of science
  • metaphysics of temporal experience
  • cross-temporal decision making
  • natural properties
  • dispositions
  • modality

Call for applications
To get a place at the summer school, send an e-mail to [email protected] with the following information:

  • Name and institutional affiliation
  • Contact e-mail
  • Academic status (undergraduate/graduate student/early-career researcher)
  • A brief (up to ~300 words) description of why you wish to attend MoSSS and what your background is

Spots at the summer school are limited and will be filled on an on-going basis, so early applications are advised.

Call for papers
Graduate students and early-career researchers attending MoSSS will also have a chance to present their work for other participants and the lecturers on the last day, July 26th. There will be five slots for presented papers. If you wish to be considered for one of these in addition to attending the summer school, please indicate this and send an abstract (up to ~500 words) of a paper on the metaphysics of science, suitable for a 40min presentation.

Registration is expected to open in February 2015. Registration details will be provided to accepted applicants in due course. Preliminary tuition fees are as follows (but discounts are possible, subject to pending funding applications):

  • Students (undergraduate & graduate) and non-salaried: 350 EUR
  • Early-career researchers (salaried): 450 EUR

Fees include tuition, refreshments during the summer school, and a social dinner. Participants are expected to arrange travel and accommodation for themselves, but assistance will be provided for this and accommodation at University lodgings may be possible.

The summer school and workshop are organized by the Academy of Finland project The Epistemology of Metaphysics, in collaboration with the Finnish Society for Scientific Metaphysics and Dynamis: The Finnish Network for Metaphysics.

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