All details including the Program are available on the SPBU site via this link.
Dear Participants of the Congress. Because of COVID restrictions the dates of the Congress have been changed and are now set for 27-29 November 2020. The event will take in part on campus and in part online via Zoom. The organisers ask express their apologies for the late notice. All Congress participants will be contacted by email. For further information do not hesitate to contact us via congress20 (at) rshps (dot) org.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Science as a Public Good
The Second Congress of Russian Society for History and Philosophy of Science (RSHPS)
September 25-27, 2020, Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The Organizing Committee cordially invites historians, philosophers and all scientists interested in HPS from all over the world to participate at the Second Open Congress of Russian Society for History and Philosophy of Science (RSHPS) entitled “Science as a public good”, to be held on September 25-27, 2020, in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The Congress will be organized by the Russian Society for History and Philosophy of Science
The Congress covers all areas of HPS & STS, which are present today in Russia, including new emerging areas, which only begin to develop in this country. With the theme “Science as a public good” the Second Congress will emphasize the issues in relationships between philosophical, scientific, technological research and society in the modern times and historical perspective. Among them are the connection of scientific activity with significant public purposes, the place of scientific expertise in topical public discussions, the ability of scientific knowledge to respond to the big challenges of our time.
The working languages of the Congress are Russian and English
Annemarie Mol, Professor Anthropology of the Body, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Good for what? On scientific worth in practice
John Duprė, the director of the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society and professor of philosophy at the University of Exeter, UK. Genome modification: What is it, what can it do, and when should we do it
Steve Fuller, Auguste Comte Chair in Social Epistemology at the Department of sociology at University of Warwick, UK. If Science Is a Public Good, Why Do Scientists Own It?
Abdusalam A. Guseinov, Prof. Dr., Full Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia, Principal Adviser for Academic Affairs, RAS Institute of Philosophy. Science and Morality
Ilya T. Kasavin, Prof. Dr., Chair in Social Epistemology, Correspondent Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, RAS Institute of Philosophy. Science as a Public Good
Otávio Bueno, Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of Miami. Editor-in-Chief of Synthese. Evidence, Objectivity, and Styles of Scientific Reasoning
Vladislav A. Lektorsky, Prof. Dr., Full Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia, RAS Institute of Philosophy. Technologization of Science as an Existential Challenge
Anjan Chakravartty – Appignani Foundation Professor Department of Philosophy, University of Miami, USA. Scientific Knowledge in the Public Sphere
Jean-Yves, Beziau – Prof. Dr., Department of Philosophy, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, President of the Brazilian Academy of Philosophy. Brazil. What is an Axiom?
Nathalie Gontier – Applied Evolutionary Epistemology Lab, Center for Philosophy of Sciences; RG 1: Epistemology & Methodology Department for History and Philosophy of Science, Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal. Science as a public good: Lessons from Mutual Aid and Symbiology
Thomas Henry Bristol – President, Institute for Science, Engineering and Public Policy Portland State University, USA. Rethinking the History of Science
Potential contributors are asked to send abstracts up to 10 000 character or up to 1500 words by October 15, 2019 to congress20 (at) rshps (dot) org as attachments in RTF or DOC format (or PDF in case of complex formulas and graphs). In the beginning of the abstract please specify your full name, affiliation, email and the name of section or round table you prefer to participate in. Then add a short abstract (up to 100 words) and the main body of the submission. Please use automatic endnotes rather than footnotes.
Note that each person (or group of co-authors) may submit only one abstract. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Congress Proceedings. The Organizing Committee reserve the right to offer a contributor a plenary or section time slot, participate in a round table or make a poster presentation. Abstracts must not be or have been published, presented at or submitted to any other meeting prior to the Congress.
Dates of the Conference ……………………….September 25-27, 2020
Deadline for Abstract Submission …………..October 15, 2019
Notification of Acceptance……………………..December 1, 2019
Early-bird Registration ends…………………..December 31, 2019
Late Registration ends………………………….March 1, 2020
Office 22, 5 Mendeleevskaya Liniya, 199034, St. Petersburg, Russia
Tel: +7 (812) 328 94 21 (1846)
ladaship(at)gmail(dot) com (for questions) – Lada Shipovalova, deputy head of the Congress organizing committee
Call for papers
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Max Weber’s “Science as a Vocation”
The Russian Society for History and Philosophy of Science and the journal “Epistemology & Philosophy of Science” announce a contest among young researchers, graduate and undergraduate students and call for papers directly or indirectly related to Max Weber’s seminal “Science as a Vocation”.
The winners will be announced in four nominations:
– history of science
– ethics of science
– sociology of science and scientific knowledge
Three prizes will be given in each nomination:
1st prize: 50,000 rubles and a certificate
2nd prize: 20,000 rubles and a certificate
3rd prize: a certificate
All winning papers will be published in “Epistemology & Philosophy of Science”
The age of participants must be less than 40 years on May 14, 2019. No restrictions by citizenship or affiliation of participants, as well as by their gender, sexual orientation, political or religious views apply.
All participating papers must be formatted according to the guidelines of “Epistemology & Philosophy of Science” (http://journal.iph.ras.ru/contribute) and sent to email@example.com. The subject of the email must say “Contest 2019”.
Submission deadline: April 15, 2019
The winners will be announced on May 14, 2019
The First Congress of Russian Society for History and Philosophy of Science “History and Philosophy of Science in the Time of Change”, which will hold September 14-16 2018 in Moscow. For more information see here.