Monday, September 22, 2008

Metaphysics of Science Conference 2-5 July 2009: Call for Papers

Deadline: 30 January 2009

We invite offers of papers for a conference on the metaphysics of science, which is to be held at the University of Melbourne from 2-5 July 2009. The conference is a collective initiative of the philosophy programs at La Trobe, Monash and Melbourne Universities, as well as the Centre for Time at the University of Sydney. Further information about the conference is available on the conference website:

To propose a paper, please submit a 500 word abstract to Howard Sankey ( before the deadline of 30 January 2009.

Because of space and time constraints, there may be a need to place limitations on the number of papers that we accept for the conference. If we are unable to make a decision on whether to accept a paper based on the abstract, we may request that a full-length version of the paper be submitted for consideration. We hope to be able to inform potential conference participants whether their paper is accepted by mid-February 2009.

The Metaphysics of Science conference is scheduled to lead into the annual conference of the Australasian Association of Philosophy (AAP), which will be held in Melbourne commencing the evening of 5 July. In the event that we are unable to accommodate all proposed papers within the Metaphysics of Science conference, we expect to hold a number of metaphysics of science streams within the AAP conference programme.

Associate Professor Howard Sankey

School of Philosophy, Anthropology and Social Inquiry

University of Melbourne

Parkville, Victoria

Australia 3010

Phone: (61) (03) 8344-6558

Fax: (61) (03) 8344 4280