27 de abril de 2015

Becas de la Fundación Carolina

Abierto el plazo para solicitar becas de la Fundación Carolina.

"El Programa de Formación de la Fundación Carolina tiene como objetivos facilitar y promover la ampliación de estudios de licenciados universitarios así como la especialización y actualización de conocimientos de posgraduados, profesores, investigadores, artistas y profesionales procedentes de los países de América Latina miembros de la Comunidad Iberoamericana de Naciones y Portugal."

CFA Graduate Conference "Histories of Failed Synthesis", November 12-13, 2015, Turin

Graduate Conference in the History of Philosophy,
University of Turin, November 12-13, 2015

The Phd Program in Philosophy of the University of Turin (F.I.N.O.) and the
Turin Research Group on Early Modern & Modern Philosophical and Scientific
Thought announce a Call for Papers for a Graduate Conference in the History
of Philosophy.

Central to the conference is the question of ‘synthesis’, by which we mean
here the attempt to compose into unity the multiplicity and variety of the
real — be such unification a perceptive, intellectual, a priori, a
posteriori, ontological or epistemological one. From a philosophical point
of view, any synthesis implies two moments, the effort to disregard
divergent elements and the necessity to encompass them. This dichotomy may
reflect the irreducibility of the simple to the complex: thus syntheses
often fail.

The purpose of the conference is twofold: to consider how philosophy has
engaged this question throughout its history; and to shed light on the
unresolved tensions that failed syntheses have left extant. Topics of
interest might include (but certainly are not limited to):
- Eclecticism
- Synthesis as opposed/preferred to analysis
- Synthesis as Aufhebung
- Synthesis in philosophical theories of perception
- Integration – emancipation in the history of political theories
- Synthesis in epistemology
- Synthesis in the mystical tradition

The conference, in our intention, will provide a dialogue between different
perspectives, promoting an interaction between scholars and graduate
students both in the history of philosophy and of its particular
disciplines, and in phenomenology, theoretic philosophy and epistemology.

Each session will be opened by a keynote speaker, respectively Justin E.H.
Smith (Université Paris Diderot) and Nicolas De Warren (University of
Leuven). Graduate students' presentations shall last 20 minutes, followed by
10 minutes of discussion. Lectures and papers will be delivered in English.

The conference will be held the 12th and 13th of November, 2015 at the
University of Turin. There will be no registration fees for paper
presentations. The organizers plans to cover travel and accommodation costs
for six-eight selected graduate students.

Submission procedures and deadlines:
Graduate students should send a 500-words abstract, prepared for blind
review, as an rtf, doc, docx, odt or pdf attachment to:
failedsynthesis2015@mail.com. When submitting, please include the following
information in the body of the email: author's name, presentation title,
abstract, university affiliation.

Deadline for submission is June 30th, 2015.
A scientific committee will select the presentations. Notifications of
acceptance will be sent on July 30th, 2015. The conference program will be
announced by September 30th, 2015.
The best papers will be published in a monographic issue of a specialized

Organization: Edoardo Caracciolo, Claudia Matteini, Lucia Randone

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II Congreso de la Asociación Iberoamericana de Filosofía de la Biología


EL COMITÉ ORGANIZADOR DEL II coloquio de la Asociación Iberoamericana de
Filosofía de la Biología (AIFIBI)

7 – 11 de septiembre de 2015

Valle de Bravo / Edomex / México

INVITA a los interesados en participar a enviar sus propuestas de
participaciones que aborden Estudios filosóficos, históricos o sociales de
las Ciencias de la Vida.

Se aceptarán envíos hasta el 30 de mayo de 2015 al siguiente correo


Las propuestas deberán contener:

Nombre y adscripción institucional (se aceptan autorías múltiples)

Título de la presentación

Un resumen de 300 palabras

Estatus académico (investigador, estudiante, etc.)

Las propuestas serán recibidas para su evaluación  en español, portugués,
inglés o francés, y las presentaciones podrán hacerse en esos idiomas.

A modo de orientación el comité propone las siguientes secciones y


A — Filosofía de la Biología. Aspectos Ontológicos, epistemológicos y
metodológicos de la Biología y la Filosofía de la Biología.

B — Problemas filosóficos en campos especiales de la Biología.

B.1 — Evolución y desarrollo.

B.2 — Origen, evolución y clasificación de las formas vivas. Simbiosis y

B.3 — Auto-organización, complejidad e información. Organicidad.

B.4 — Construcción de Nicho. Cooperación. Cognición y cultura.

B.5 — Problemas filosóficos en otros campos de las ciencias biológicas.

C — Filosofía de otras ciencias de la vida:

Ciencias biomédicas, psicología, ciencias cognitivas, antropología, etc.

D — Historia de la Biología y de otras ciencias de la vida

E — Ciencias de la vida y entramado social

F—- Vida, cultura y arte

Tema especial del congreso:

Los Retos de la Filosofía de la Biología en Iberoamérica

Antonio Diéguez
Catedrático de Lógica y Filosofía de la Ciencia
Departamento de Filosofía
Universidad de Málaga

25 de abril de 2015

UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies announces three posts assoicated with the research project: Economics in the Public Sphere

UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies seeks to appoint 3 posts as part of a European Research Council funded project, “Economics in the Public Sphere: USA, UK, France, Brazil and Argentina since 1945”.

“Economics in the public sphere” examines the social and cultural factors shaping the media’s representation of economic knowledge. It sets out to study newsrooms as sites for the production of knowledge. From this vantage point we examine how journalists’ parse competing claims of expertise by scholars, political elites and social movements. We look at the formation of journalistic genres and interrogate how they frame representations of the economy, of value, and of economic reason.
@econpublic @stsucl

Research Associate (two posts, full-time)
The postholders will contribute to the overall project objectives, and will undertake specialised research on the national economic press since 1945 for one national case study, to be assigned by the project director. The two case studies are United Kingdom and Argentina. The postholders will be expected to define a research agenda within the broad framework of the project’s central questions.

Research Assistant (one post, part-time)
The post holder will be required to carry out research in the area of economic journalism as a site for the production of public economic knowledge.

Full details via the STS website:

Table of Contents: Metascience 24-1

We are pleased to announce the publication of Volume 24, Issue 1 of Metascience.
Editors: Luciano Boschiero and K. Brad Wray
In this issue:

1. Editorial
Luciano Boschiero, K. Brad Wray Pages 1-2
2. Eloge
David Oldroyd 1936–2014
Luciano Boschiero, K. Brad Wray Pages 3-4
3. Book Symposium
What-if history of science
Alan C. Love, Robert J. Richards, Peter J. Bowler Pages 5-24
4. Essay Review
Pragmatism: An overview
Robert Almeder Pages 25-29
5. Essay Review
Representing and measuring: Discussing van Fraassen’s views
Michel Ghins Pages 31-35
6. Essay Review
Robustness analysis versus reliable process reasoning
Chiara Lisciandra Pages 37-41
7. Essay Review
Monism versus emergence? The one and the many
Michael Silberstein Pages 43-48
8. Book Review
Eliminating inconsistency in science
Mark P. Newman Pages 49-53
9. Book Review
Overcoming the conceptual barriers to understanding evolution
Jonathan Kaplan Pages 55-58
10. Essay Review
A potted history of addiction and its treatment in time and space
David J. Allsop Pages 59-64
11. Essay Review
A new (old)anatomy
Cynthia Klestinec, Gideon Manning Pages 65-69
12. Essay Review
The historical contingency of rationality: The social sciences and the Cold War
Jeroen van Dongen Pages 71-76
13. Book Review
Stensen as a man of science and culture
Pina Totaro Pages 77-80
14. Book Review
Goethe and morphology
Paul Bishop Pages 81-83
15. Book Review
Emil du Bois-Reymond and the tradition of German physiological science
Stephen T. Casper Pages 85-86
16. Book Review
Reflections on Lazare and Sadi Carnot
Joshua Luczak Pages 87-89
17. Book Review
Beeckman’s engagement of mechanics and philosophy
Fokko Jan Dijksterhuis Pages 91-93
18. Book Review
The multiple faces of X-ray crystallography
Michael Eckert Pages 95-97
19. Book Review
Shakespeare the Copernican?
Naomi Pasachoff Pages 99-102
20. Book Review
Peripheral and central
David Knight Pages 103-105
21. Report
Book notice
Aristotle Tympas Pages 107-108
22. Report
Book notice
Lino Camprubí Pages 109-110
23. Essay Review
Arnold Sommerfeld: A biography
S. S. Schweber Pages 111-117
24. Book Review
Einstein as founding father of quantum theory
Roberto Lalli Pages 119-122
25. Book Review
Albert Einstein, riddle ruiner
Matthew Stanley Pages 123-126
26. Essay Review
Brouwer’s certainties: mysticism, mathematics, and the ego
Jeremy Gray Pages 127-134
27. Essay Review
Grothendieck and the transformation of algebraic geometry
Jeremy Gray Pages 135-140
28. Book Review
Geometry, relativity, and (hidden) philosophy
Theophanes Grammenos Pages 141-145
29. Survey Review
Stem cell lacunae
Melinda Bonnie Fagan Pages 147-153
30. Book Review
The scientists who came in from the cold
Andrew Ede Pages 155-157
31. Book Review
Science, emancipation and the variety of forms of knowledge
Hugh Lacey Pages 159-162
32. Book Review
Tracing postwar biomedicine
Andrew J. Hogan Pages 163-165
33. Book Notice
Vivien Gornitz: Rising seas: Past, present, future. New York: Columbia University Press, 2013, xiv+344pp, $40.00, £27.50 PB
Vassilis Sakellariou Pages 167-168
34. Erratum
Erratum to: The uses of style and the ‘big picture’ history of science
Victor D. Boantza Page 169