Presented by the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto and the Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine, University of Chicago

13-15 May 2011, University of Toronto

This conference will examine ground-level debates about metaphysics within the philosophy of physics and the philosophy of biology as well as broader methodological questions about the role of metaphysics in the philosophy of science. Participation is open and welcome from all parties to these questions: from those who hold that metaphysics must have a place within the philosophy of science, to those who hold it should not.

Plenary Speakers

  • Craig Callender (University of California, San Diego)
  • Anjan Chakravartty (University of Toronto)
  • Katherine Hawley (University of St. Andrews)
  • Jenann Ismael (University of Arizona)
  • James Ladyman (University of Bristol)
  • Kyle Stanford (University of California, Irvine)
  • Michael Strevens (New York University)
  • Robert Wilson (University of Alberta)
  • C. Kenneth Waters (University of Minnesota)

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