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)

P. Kyle Stanford (UC Irvine)

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 yafeng.shan@durham.ac.uk, 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 (yafeng.shan@durham.ac.uk).