CfP: Super-PAC, Early Career Workshop in Philosophy of Astrophysics and Cosmology

Super-PAC: Early Career Workshop in Philosophy of Astrophysics and Cosmology

28 - 29 October 2017
Center for Philosophy of Science
University of Pittsburgh

Authors should submit an abstract of up to 500 words for anonymous review by June 30, 2017 via EasyChair:  

Keynote speakers:

Wendy Freedman (Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago)
Michela Massimi (School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh)

Philosophy of astrophysics and philosophy of cosmology are still emerging fields within philosophy of physics and general philosophy of science. The overall aim of this workshop is to bring together philosophers and researchers in the physical sciences to collectively explore epistemological and methodological issues in philosophy of astrophysics and cosmology with particular attention to the contributions of observational and experimental evidence in these fields. Some of the topics with which we aim to engage include: the validity of simulation assumptions, use of models and theories in data processing, considerations invoked when integrating different theoretical and/or methodological resources in one application, potential strategies for constraining theory, and principled constraints on what we can know.

Nora Boyd (HPS, Pittsburgh)
Siska De Baerdemaeker (HPS, Pittsburgh)
Yao-Yuan Mao (Physics and Astronomy, Pittsburgh)
John Norton (HPS, Pittsburgh)
Porter Williams (HPS, Pittsburgh)

The Center for Philosophy of Science

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