Call for Papers

Philosophy of Science Association

Eighteenth-Biennial Meeting, 7-10 November 2002 Milwaukee, Wisconsin


Members of the PSA are invited to submit papers to be presented at the PSA 2002 meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin November 7-10, 2002. Contributed papers may be on any topic in the philosophy of science.  The deadline for submissions is 1 March 2002. Some papers will be accepted for both presentation at the PSA 2002 meeting and publication in a supplementary issue of Philosophy of Science, other papers will be accepted just for presentation.  Both types of accepted paper will be electronically published prior to the meeting.  In each case, the Program Committee expects to make its decisions by 1 June 2002.  Final versions of all papers accepted for publication must be submitted by 15 January 2003.   


New Format

This year there is an important change to note: We will be web archiving accepted papers and their abstracts prior to meeting. We are going totally electronic for this meeting. 


UNTIL 15 JUNE 2001 Submissions are to be sent by email to:

The following information must appear in the email body:

1.      Your name and institutional affiliation,

2.      Your surface address,

3.      Your email address,

4.      Your telephone number,

5.      The 100-word abstract.

Your submitted paper should be sent as an attachment in Portable Document Format (pdf), PostScript (ps), Plain Text (ASCII) or Word (.doc) or HTML (.html).


IMPORTANT:  Any submission accepted for publication in Philosophy of Science will have to be ultimately submitted in a Word-compatible format.  We encourage you to submit in such a format initially, if at all possible.


AFTER 15 JUNE 2001 Submissions may be sent EITHER by email as described above OR by means of our interactive web site at


The maximum recommended manuscript length is 5,000 words, including footnotes and references. If the text includes tables or figures, an appropriate number of words should be subtracted from the limit. Submissions must include a 100-word abstract and a word count. Format and citation style should match those of the journal, Philosophy of Science (see a recent issue for details).

Authors of accepted papers are expected to present abbreviated versions of their papers, with a time limit of approximately twenty minutes (plus discussion).


The Program Committee for PSA 2002 is as follows:


Robert Batterman (Ohio State University)

Harvey R. Brown (University of Oxford)

Craig Callender (University of California, San Diego)

Malcolm Forster (University of Wisconsin)

Helen Longino (University of Minnesota)

Mohan Matthen (University of British Columbia)

Sandra D. Mitchell (University of Pittsburgh), Chair

Alexander Rosenberg (Duke University)


All questions about submissions should be directed to:

Sandra D. Mitchell, Chair

PSA 2002 Program Committee

History and Philosophy of Science

1017 Cathedral of Learning

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA  15260