Emergence and Reduction: Call for Papers (deadline: August 15)

Emergence and Reduction in the Sciences (Second Pittsburgh-Paris Workshop)

Center for Philosophy of Science and Department of History
and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh / Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des
Techniques, Paris 

Friday, December 11- Saturday, December 12, 2009 (possibly
extending to morning, Sunday, December 13) at the Center for Philosophy of
Science, University of Pittsburgh

The theme of the conference, emergence and reduction in the
sciences, reflects the interest that these dual notions continue to attract in
philosophy of science, most notably in philosophy of physics, of biology and of
cognitive science. The organizers invite papers that address these dual notions
in any science. Papers that connect the notions in several sciences are
encouraged. 

Contributors are asked to send: Paper title, abstract (500 words) and a short CV in a single
pdf file to the EasyChair conference page at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=pp2 by the submission deadline. (If you are not already a
registered user of www.easychair.org, you will need to create a free account as
part of the submission process.) Deadline for submission: August 15 Notification of acceptance: September 15. For general inquiries, cweber23@pitt.edu 

Supplementary funding
may be available to provide partial support for speakers contributing papers.

Invited speakers:

Jacques Dubucs, Philippe Huneman; IHPST, Paris

Peter Machamer, Sandra Mitchell, Kenneth Schaffner; HPS,
Pittsburgh

Michael Silberstein, Philosophy, Elizabethtown College

Jessica Wilson, Philosophy, University of Toronto