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21 September 2015, Workshop "Testing Philosophical Theories Against the History of Science", Oulu, Finland

Date: Monday 21 September 2015
Location: Oulu, Finland
Deadline: 1 May 2015

Ever since philosophers first started formulating theories of science those theories have been compared with (reconstructions of) episodes in the history of science. On this issue one finds heated discussion in the 1960s and 70s, when some sought to turn philosophy into a testable enterprise, with history taking the place of scientific experiment. The purpose of this workshop is to bring this debate back to the table, assessing it in light of the fact that so many contemporary debates in the philosophy of science make implicit assumptions about how history of science can bear on philosophy of science.

This is a one-day workshop, 21st September 2015, organised by The Oulu Centre for Theoretical and Philosophical Studies of History and the AHRC project 'Contemporary Scientific Realism and the Challenge from the History of Science. The event is designed to bring together historians and philosophers of science. Keynote Speakers: James McAllister (Leiden), Helge Kragh (Aarhus), Katherina Kinzel (Vienna) and Bart Karstens (Amsterdam).

Please find more information on this workshop at http://community.dur.ac.uk/evaluating.realism/events03.html.

Abstracts are most welcome from both historians and philosophers of science. Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be emailed by 1st May 2015 at the latest.

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