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  • PSA2018: Call for Posters

    Twenty-Sixth Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association November 1 – November 4, 2018 Seattle, WA Submission is now open for abstracts for posters to be presented at the PSA2018 meeting in Seattle, WA, on November 1-4, 2018. The poster forum will be on the evening of November 2. This will be the 50th anniversary of the first biennial...
  • Richard M. Burian Receives 2017 David L. Hull Prize

    Richard M. Burian, PSA member and Professor Emeritus of Philosophy & Science Studies at Virginia Tech, has been awarded the 2017 David L. Hull Prize. The David L. Hull Prize is a biennial prize established in 2011 by the ISHPSSB to honor the life and legacy of David L. Hull (1935–2010). The David L. Hull Prize honors an extraordinary contribution t...
  • Emily C. Parke Awarded the 2017 Marjorie Grene Prize

    PSA member Emily C. Parke has been awarded the 2017 Marjorie Grene Prize for her essay, 'Experiments, Simulations, and Epistemic Privilege' (Philosophy of Science, 2014, 81(4), 516–536). The Marjorie Grene Prize is awarded by the International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology and named in honor of Marjorie Grene (19...
  • Lynn Chiu Awarded the 2017 Werner Callebaut Prize

    PSA member Lynn Chiu has been awarded the 2017 Werner Callebaut Prize for her essay (co-authored with biologist Scott Gilbert), 'The Birth of the Holobiont: Multi-species Birthing Through Mutual Scaffolding and Niche Construction' (Chiu & Gilbert (2015) Biosemiotics, 8: 191-210). The Werner Callebaut Prize is awarded by the International Society fo...
  • PSA2018: Call for Papers

    Twenty-Sixth Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association November 1 – November 4, 2018 Seattle, WA Submission is now open for papers to be presented at the PSA2018 meeting in Seattle, WA, on November 1-4, 2018. This will be the 50th anniversary of the first biennial meeting of the PSA. The deadline for submitting a paper is March 1, 2...
  • PSA2018: Call for Symposium Proposals

    Twenty-Sixth Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association November 1 – November 4, 2018 Seattle, WA Submission is now open for proposals for symposia to be presented at the PSA2018 meeting in Seattle, WA, on November 1-4, 2018. This will be the 50th anniversary of the first biennial meeting of the PSA. The deadline for submitting sympo...
  • Michela Massimi Awarded the Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal

    Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal and Lecture The 2017 Wilkins-Bernal-Medawar Medal is awarded to Professor Michela Massimi, PSA member and former Governing Board Member, for her interdisciplinary interests in and communication of modern philosophy and science: particularly in relation to physics, and the thinking of Newton, Kant and Pauli. Professor Ma...
  • 2017 PSA Election Results

    On behalf of the Governing Board of the Philosophy of Science Association, it is my pleasure to announce the results of the 2017 PSA Election. Thanks to all those who voted. We had an excellent turnout of 54.9%. Alisa Bokulich of Boston University and Hasok Chang of the University of Cambridge were elected to the Governing Board of the PSA. Each wi...
  • View Recording of PSA/UCS Joint Webinar: Scientific Facts vs. Alternative Facts (sic)

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 2:00 PM EDT - 3:00 PM EDT Hosted by the Union of Concerned Scientists Center for Science and Democracy View recording of the webinar here: https://ucsusa.adobeconnect.com/pae09j6wqa0k/ How can we understand and respond to “alternative facts” when they are presented as of equal value as scientific facts? The UCS Center for Sc...
  • PSA Stands Up for Science

    The PSA is an official partner of the March for Science, and many of our members participated in marches all over the world, among them our President, Sandy Mitchell, and Past-President, Ken Waters.
  • Letter from Sandra D. Mitchell, PSA President

    Dear PSA Members, I am honored to be serving as the President of PSA (as of January 1, 2017) and want to take a moment to both look forward to new initiatives and opportunities and reflect back on what the organization has been doing. Most importantly, I want to invite you to participate in the activities of the PSA and in collectively considering...
  • Letter from C. Kenneth Waters, PSA Past-President

    Dear PSA Members, I am writing as Past President to report on what PSA has accomplished over the last two years. Let me begin by congratulating our new President, Sandy Mitchell, new Vice President/President-elect, Alison Wylie, and incoming Governing Board members Megan Delehanty and Edouard Machery. There have been two fronts of change for the PS...

Charge: This committee is charged with exploring and developing proposals concerning the PSA’s social media profile (e.g. website, Facebook, and other social media), and liaise with the PSA office regarding implementation and updates.

How member are selected: The President appoints members to this committee and must include at least one member of the PSA Governing Board.

Current Membership: Soazig Lebihan (chair), Lynn Chiu, Adrian Currie, Sabina Leonelli, Carlos Mariscal, Janet Stemwedel

Charge: This committee is charged with developing initiatives for initiatives for creating and sustaining the financial wellbeing of the organization.

How the members are selected:  The committee will include the President, Past-President, President-Elect, and Executive Director of the association.

Current Membership: Sandra D. Mitchell (ex officio, as President), Alison Wylie (ex officio, as President Elect), C. Kenneth Waters (ex officio, as Past President, Jessica Pfeifer (ex officio, as Executive Director)

Charge: This committee is charged with developing programming and infrastructure to encourage, connect, and promote the activities of members who want to be more socially engaged as philosophers of science. 

How Members are Selected:The committee will be constituted by appointment of the president and include at least one member of the governing board and at least one co-chair of JCSEPHS.

Current Members: Michael Weisberg (chair), Julia Bursten, Megan Delehanty, Melissa Jacquart, Karen Kovaka, Sandra Mitchell, Janet Stemwedel, Sean Valles (ex officio, as co-chair of JCSEPHS), Alison Wylie, Kevin Zollman.

Charge: This committee is responsible for planning the PSA2018 Public Forum.

How Members are Selected: The President appoints members to ad hoc committees including this committee.

Current Members: Alison Wylie (chair), Laura Ruetsche

Charge: The Nominating Committee is responsible for nominating candidates for the President and Governing Board of the Association. 

How the Members are Selected: Per Article IV, Section 5, biennially in odd numbered years the Governing Board shall nominate at least six individuals to stand for election to the Nominating Committee. In addition nominations may be made by any fifteen full members of the Association. All nominations must be filed with the Executive Director on or before September 15. Preferential ballots shall be used in the election for Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee shall consist of three individuals. Terms shall begin on January 1 of even numbered years and expire on December 31 of odd numbered years.

Membership: Click here to view the current members of the Nominating Committee. For former members of the Nominating Committee, click here.

 

Poster Forum Chair: The Poster Forum Chair is appointed by the President of the Association. The Poster Forum Chair’s responsibilities include selecting members of the poster forum committee (after the Program Chair completes selection of the Program Committee members), issuing a call for posters, promoting the Poster Forum, providing instructions and helpful guidelines for producing posters, overseeing refereeing of poster proposals. The Poster Forum Chair also serves as consultant to successor Poster Forum Chairs. The Poster Forum Chair’s term of service is four years.

Committee Members: Poster Forum Committee Members are appointed by the Poster Forum Chair. The Poster Forum Committee members are responsible for refereeing Poster Forum submissions and assisting in the promotion of the PSA Poster Forum.

Committee Membership: The committee members can be found on the Biennial Meeting pages. Click here to view the membership of current and past Biennial Meeting Poster Forum Committees. 

Program Chair: The Program Chair is appointed by the President of the Association. The Program Chair’s responsibilities include selecting members of the program committee in consultation with President, issuing calls for symposia proposals and contributed paper submissions, overseeing refereeing of symposia and contributed paper submissions, constructing the main conference program and schedule, and editing two volumes of Proceedings published as December issues of Philosophy of Science. The Program Chair also serves as consultant to successor Program Chairs. The Program Chair’s term of service is four years.

Committee Members: Program Committee Members are appointed by Program Committee Chair. The Program Committee is responsible for refereeing symposia and contributed paper submissions.

Membership:The committee members can be found on the Biennial Meeting pages. Click here to view the membership of current and past Biennial Meeting Program Committees.

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