Call for papers of the conference “Crossing the boundaries. Reassessing historical epistemology between science and philosophy“
WHEN / WHERE
05th – 06th June 2019
Sala Principi d’Acaja, Palazzo del Rettorato, Università degli Studi di Torino, Via Verdi 8, Turin (Italy)
Therefore, a novel assessment of this strand of thought is needed. It should reconstruct at greater length its origins and evolution, thoroughly framing contacts, relations and influences among its different representatives and movements. The aim of the conference is thus to reassess historical epistemology in its historical context and value. To this end, we seek to bring together the best contemporary young and senior scholars in this field.
Possible topics could include (but are not limited to):
- authors from the historical epistemology tradition (Meyerson, Brunschvicg, Rey, Metzger, Bachelard, Koyré, Canguilhem, etc.),
- reception and influences of historical epistemology in the history of philosophy of science (Duhem, Cassirer, Kuhn, etc.),
- reconstructions of the role of academic or scientific institutions, groups and journals in the development of historical epistemology (Centre de Synthèse, Institut d’Histoire des Sciences, Isis, etc.).
APPLICATION & DEADLINE
The abstracts of the talks must be maximum 500 words long and, since they will be subject to blind refereeing by the Scientific Board, they should not contain any personal or institutional information about the author. The deadline for submission is 17th March 2019; acceptance will be notified by 15th April 2019. The final schedule of the event will appear in early May 2019.
Organizers invite contributions from young scholars (PhD students, Post-Doc researchers) for presentation at the conference. There will be five slots: each selected participant will have 30 minutes to present his or her paper; the following 15 minutes will be devoted to discussion.
- Anastasios Brenner (Montpellier)
- Marco Giovanelli (Tübingen)