Thursday, June 16, 2011

Congratulations, Anna and Heather!!!

Please join me in congratulating fellow bloggers Anna Alexandrova, who will be taking up a University Lectureship in the HPS Department at Cambridge in September, and Heather Douglas who will be the (first?) Wolfe Chair in Science and Society at the University of Waterloo as of January 2012!!! (And congratulations also to Cambridge and Waterloo on their great new hires!)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

CfP: Philosophy & Theory in Biology

Philosophy & Theory in Biology is an open access, online, peer reviewed journal devoted to the interface between philosophy of science and theoretical biology. The journal is published and permanently archived by the Scholarly Publishing Office, University of Michigan Library, and is standardly indexed (e.g., PhilPapers).
The Editorial Board is composed of prominent philosophers and biologists from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Recently published papers include “Natural Selection and Multi-Level Causation,” “Competition Theory and Channeling Explanation,” and “Beyond Inclusive Fitness? On A Simple And General Explanation For The Evolution of Altruism.” We have a streamlined editorial process with efficient reviewing of manuscripts and a short time from the final acceptance of a paper to its online publication.

We are currently accepting papers in one of four general categories: a) scholarly papers on a specific aspect of philosophy of biology or theoretical biology; b) in-depth "trend" review papers on topics of current interest within the areas covered by the journal; c) extended (essay style) reviews of a book or books pertinent to the journal; d) "crosstalk" discussions - technical yet accessible articles written by biologists on topics of interest to philosophers, or by philosophers on topics of interest to biologists.

For further information please contact the Corresponding Editor, Massimo Pigliucci, at, or visit us at

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Formal Epistemology Meets Experimental Philosophy (September 29-30, Tilburg)

This may be of interest to some philosophers of science:

The preliminary program of the Workshop "Formal Epistemology Meets Experimental Philosophy" organized by Stephan Hartmann, Chiara Liscandra, and me, is here. This promises to be an exciting event!