CFP: 2022 Scientific Understanding and Representation (SURe)

Submission deadline: December 15, 2021

Conference date(s):
April 21, 2022 - April 23, 2022

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Conference Venue:

Fordham University
New York, United States

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We invite authors to submit abstracts (300-500 words) prepared for blind review for the upcoming 4th annual workshop Scientific Understanding and Representation (SURe). Please, provide also information about your affiliation and contact details in a separate file. Submit your abstract via EasyChair at the following link:
Submission deadline: December 15, abstracts due
Workshop dates: April 21-23, 2022

Location: This will be a hybrid conference, partly online and partly in person. The in-person portion will take place at Fordham University's campus in Manhattan.

Keynote speaker:
Michael Strevens (NYU)

Special panels: 
(i) Author-meets-critics session featuring Michela Massimi's new book Perspectival Realism; Commentators: Catherine Elgin (Harvard) and Mauricio Suarez (Madrid)
(ii) Panel on transdisciplinary modeling organized by Peter Tan (Fordham)

Workshop description
Representations play a central role in scientists’ understanding of the world. From mathematical models to diagrams, different representations in highly varied contexts yield diverse insights across the physical, biological, and social sciences. Despite the fact that how a phenomenon is represented has far-reaching ramifications for how it is understood, the literatures on scientific understanding and scientific representation are largely independent of each other. The time is ripe to foster greater synergy between these two areas in the philosophy of science, as they face complementary problems—and hold the promise of complementary solutions.

Co-chairs of the program committee
Stephen R. Grimm (Fordham)
Peter Tan (Fordham)

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