Annual Conference of the Society for the Metaphysics of Science

September 1, 2021 - September 4, 2021

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Sixth Annual Conference of the Society for the Metaphysics of Science

** 1-4 September 2021 - Online via Zoom
** Submission deadline: 5 April 2021

The Society for the Metaphysics of Science (SMS) will be holding its sixth annual conference from 1st to 4th September 2021 online over Zoom. Kerry McKenzie (University of California, San Diego) will deliver the Presidential Address; we also are pleased to announce keynote talks from  John Dupré (University of Exeter), Barbara Vetter (Free University, Berlin) and Jo Wolff (University of Edinburgh).

Submission is invited of papers on any aspect of the metaphysics of science, broadly construed. Paper presentations will be 30 minutes, with a 5 minute commentary, 5 minute reply, and 20 minute Q&A. Submissions
should be full papers in PDF format, of no more than 4500 words (references and footnotes not included), and should include an abstract of 150-250 words and a word count.  All papers must employ gender-neutral language and be prepared for anonymous review.

In cases where circumstances related to the pandemic have significantly reduced their recent research time, authors may opt to submit a 200-300 word abstract instead of a full paper.

Submissions must be made using the EasyChair online submission system at

The submission deadline is 5 April 2021 (midnight UTC). Notifications of acceptance will be delivered by 28 May. Selected speakers should confirm their participation by 28 June.

Programme Committee

Chair: Alastair Wilson (University of Birmingham & Monash University)
Sam Baron (Australian Catholic University)
Silvia de Bianchi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Pierrick Bourrat (Macquarie University)
Eddy Keming Chen (University of California, San Diego)
Michael Townsen Hicks (University of Birmingham)
Vera Hoffmann-Kolss (University of Bern)
Liz Irvine (Cardiff University)
Andrej Jandrić (University of Belgrade)
Radmila Jovanović (University of Belgrade)
Katie Robertson (University of Birmingham)
Kate Vredenburgh (London School of Economics)

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