CFP: Incommensurability 50

Submission deadline: January 31, 2012

Conference date(s):
June 1, 2012 - June 3, 2012

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University
Taipei, Taiwan

Topic areas


In 1962 Thomas Kuhn and Paul Feyerabend independently suggested the provocative idea that under certain conditions theories (paradigms, world-views) are incommensurable – they have no common measure. Ever since, claims about incommensurability have been central to controversies across an array of disciplines, and the idea of incommensurability has played key roles in a wide range of discussions within and beyond the philosophy of science.

Abstract Submission

We call for contributed papers and invite submissions of both a short abstract (max. 100 words) and an extended abstract (max. 1000 words) through the automatic submission system EasyChair:

Papers are welcome in any of the six different sections of the conference:

A. The Nature of the Notion of Incommensurability
B. Incommensurability in Logic, Mathematics and the Natural Sciences
C. Incommensurability in the Social Sciences and the Arts
D. Incommensurability and Comparative Philosophy
E. Incommensurability and Intercultural Communication
F. Incommensurability and the Challenge of Global Politics

Extended abstracts (max. 1000 words) shall start with the letter and title of the relevant section of the conference, the title of the proposed paper, the country of the author's institutional affiliation - the whole header being centered in the middle - and shall be prepared for blind review; extended abstracts shall be submitted as PDF files.

Accepted contributed papers will be allocated 45 minutes (including discussion).
The conference language is English.

The deadline for submission is 31 January 2012.
Decisions will be made by 29 February 2012.

Conference fees

There is no registration fee for the conference. The Local Organizing Committee is pleased to offer free accommodation and meals for the three days of the conference to all the contributing speakers. A few travel bursaries for graduate students are available (up to 400 USD).

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