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  • 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...

(Only recent awards are listed below. University affiliations are from the time of the award.) 


John Dougherty

2016

John Dougherty
(University of California, San Diego)

"Equality and Separability in Gauge Theories"


Naftali Weinberger

2013

Naftali Weinberger
(University of Wisconsin, Madison)

"If Intelligence is a Cause, it is a Within-Subjects Cause"


Rogier de Langhe

2009

Rogier de Langhe
(Ghent University)

"A Unified Model of the Division of Cognitive Labor"

 


2008

Adela Roszkowski
(University of Vienna)

"Natural Selection and the Unity of Functional Analyses," Philosophy of Science, Vol. 77, No. 4 (October 2010), pp. 633-645.

 


Peter Gildenhuys2007

Peter Gildenhuys
(University of Pittsburgh, HPS)

"Causal Equations Without Ceteris Paribus Clauses," Philosophy of Science, Vol. 77, No. 4 (October 2010), pp. 608-632.

 


Benjamin Barros2006

Benjamin Barros
(University of Maryland, College Park)

"Natural Selection as a Mechanism," Philosophy of Science, Vol. 75, No. 3 (July 2008), pp. 306-322.