The Saint Louis Area Philosophy of Science Association will hold its first conference (SLAPSA1) on Saturday, Febraruary 28, 2009. The keynote speaker will be PAUL WEYRICH (University of Missouri). The meeting will be held on the campus of Washington University, in room 104 of Wilson Hall.

The schedule of speakers and papers is as follows:

Objectivity and Justification: Peter Achinstein’s Theory of Evidence Revisited
AARON COBB, Saint Louis University

Modularity and Mechanism and Hodgkin and Huxley: Philosophical Insights from the Voltage Clamp
DON GOODMAN-WILSON, Washington University

11:15–12:45 Break for lunch

Species Pluralism
JUDITH CRANE, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

Socially Relevant Philosophy of Science: A Contextualist Program
WILLIAM REHG, Saint Louis University

Causation and Fitness
ROBERT NORTHCOTT, University of Missouri at Saint Louis

Keynote address:
Common Knowledge in Simultaneous-Move Games
PAUL WEYRICH, University of Missouri

There is no registration required, but please let us know if you expect to attend so we can anticipate the size of the audience. The Saint Louis Area Philosophy of Science Assocation is an organization intended to promote collaboration and cooperation among St. Louis area philosophers of science. This year’s conference is our inaugural event. We encourage you to consider becoming a member. Membership is $20 for one year. See our website at:

For information, or to express interest in attending, contact the conference organizer, Kent Staley, at:

SLAPSA coordinators:
Carl Craver, Philosophy and PNP, Washington University
Gualtiero Piccinini, Philosophy, University of Missouri at Saint Louis
Kent Staley, Philosophy, Saint Louis University

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