CfP: Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism?

Quo Vadis Selective Scientific Realism?

Dates: 5th-7th August 2017
Location: Durham University, UK
Keynote speakers:
·      Hasok Chang (Cambridge)
·      Michela Massimi (Edinburgh)        
·      Stathis Psillos (Athens)
·      John Worrall (LSE)

This is a call for papers for a 3-day conference on the theme of contemporary selective scientific realism (sometimes called 'divide et impera' realism).

Conference Themes:
  •      Assessing the validity of selective scientific realism by amassing a large amount of relevant evidence from the history of science
  •      Bringing that evidence to bear upon selective scientific realist positions 
  •      Evaluating philosophical and conceptual challenges to the selective realist position
  •      Discussing the future of scientific selective realism

Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be emailed to, by December 20th 2016 at the latest. Decisions will be made by January 31st 2017. A limited number of travel bursaries will be available for particularly strong applicants who can only partially fund their own travel. Further inquiries may be addressed to Yafeng Shan (

For more information on the conference, please visit the conference website.