The conference programme will consist of both invited and contributed papers.

In addition to the Presidential Address by Prof. John Dupré, plenary talks will be given by Prof. Hasok Chang, Prof. Hannes Leitgeb and Prof. Daniel Little.

Call for Papers

Submissions for the contributed paper sessions are invited from graduate students as well as established researchers. Papers may be on any topic within the philosophy of science and should be suitable for presentation in 20 minutes, which will allow 10 minutes discussion. Abstracts in plain text of no more than 500 words should be received no later than Friday February 3rd 2012. See for details of how to submit abstracts to the online server. Abstracts will be refereed, and successful contributors notified during March or April.

For more information please contact the Honorary Secretary.

PLEASE NOTE: attendance at the conference is restricted to members of the BSPS only; please therefore join the Society

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The purpose of the Society is to study the logic, the methods, and the philosophy of science, as well as those of the various special sciences, including the social sciences. The Society holds an annual conference with invited speakers and contributed papers, as well as ordinary meetings running throughout the year at which invited speakers present a paper. The Society makes small grants to support conferences relevant to research and education in its areas of study, awards an annual doctoral studentship for doctoral work in philosophy of science in a UK university and The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science is published on our behalf by Oxford University Press. Visit for more information.

To help support the aims of the Society and to be eligible to attend the annual conference and to apply for conference grants, please join the Society On applying for membership, along with other benefits, one is eligible to subscribe to the British Journal for the Philosophy of Science at a significantly reduced rate more than paying for the subscription itself.

C.G. Timpson
Honorary Secretary