CFP: European Advanced School in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences (EASPLS)
Fourth European Advanced School in
the Philosophy of the Life Sciences (EASPLS)
Function and Malfunction in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, and the Social Sciences
Klosterneuburg, September 5–9, 2016
Directors: Jean Gayon (Paris) – Alvaro Moreno (San Sebastian)
* Centre for the Study of Life Sciences, University of Exeter
* IAS-Research Center for Life, Mind & Society, University of the Basque
Country, San Sebastian
* Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
(IHPST), Paris-1 Sorbonne
* Institute of Philosophy, Leibniz University Hannover
* Faculty of Sciences and Department of Philosophy/Faculty of
Humanities, University of Geneva
* KLI, Klosterneuburg/Vienna
Call for papers
The European Advanced School in the Philosophy of the Life Sciences (EASPLS) will hold its fourth meeting on September 5–9, 2016 at the KLI in Klosterneuburg near Vienna, Austria, on the topic: “Function and Malfunction in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, and the Social Sciences.”
Young scholars (PhD students and early post-doctoral researchers) in the history and philosophy of the life sciences (including medicine) and young social scientists are invited to apply. Candidates should send a letter of motivation along with their CV, and a title and abstract of about 500 words in a single file (labeled: name-easpls2016.pdf) to Isabella Sarto-Jackson:
The deadline for applications is March 31st, 2016
Applications will be evaluated and applicants will be notified of the outcome in late May/beginning of June.
The registration fee is 570,- € (accommodation in single rooms and lunches are included; travel expenses and dinners are not included).
Please find more details at: www.easpls2016.kli.ac.at.
EASPLS: General presentation
The European Advanced School for the Philosophy of the Life Sciences is organized by top level institutions in the philosophy and history of life sciences: the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society (University of Exeter; the IAS-Research Center for Life, Mind & Society (University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian); Faculty of Sciences and Department of Philosophy/Faculty of Humanities (University of Geneva); the Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques (IHPST, Paris-1 Sorbonne), the Institute of Philosophy (University of Hannover); the Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research (KLI, Klosterneuburg). The EASPLS Advanced School is a biennial event and aims at fostering research, the advancement of students, and collaborations in the field of the philosophy of the biomedical sciences, broadly conceived.
The venue is located in Klosterneuburg near Vienna, Austria. Accommodation (single rooms) will be in a hotel in Vienna close to the train stop of a direct train line to the venue.
The EASPLS is characterized by its unique format: The schedule mixes presentations of senior researchers and presentations by PhD students and young post-doctoral researchers. The selected contributors will be asked to either (1) give a paper on the topic they propose, or (2) to comment on a senior researcher’s presentation, or (3) participate in a round table discussion moderated by a senior researcher (time allocated: senior’s presentation 35’; junior’s commentary 15’; junior’s presentation 25’; round table discussion with 4 discussants & 1 moderator 90‘).
The best papers resulting from the meeting will be published in a thematic issue or section of an international journal in the field.