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Philosophy of Science/History of Science Biennial Meeting 2016: a conference guide

The Oxford Philosophy and History teams are excited to see you in Atlanta for the upcoming 2016 History of Science/Philosophy of Science Biennial Meeting. We have some suggestions on sights to see during your time in Georgia as well as our favorite sessions for the conference.

We suggest visiting the following sights and attractions while in Atlanta:

Atlanta in November is a great place for those who enjoy nature. Enjoy a run or stroll in some of the many parks including Centennial Olympic Park, Piedmont Park, and Atlanta Botanical Garden.

An important place for the Civil Rights Movement, Atlanta is home to key museums and historic spots. Visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, The APEX, and Center for Civil and Human Rights to trace the history of civil rights in America.

Atlanta and the surrounding areas has been used extensively for filming purposes. You can take a tour of TV filming locations like The Walking Dead and Atlanta, as well as visit the inspiration for the classic movie Gone with the Wind.

Keep an eye out for these conference sessions that we’re excited about:

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Thursday, November 3rd: 9:00 – 10:30 AM:

Topics in Philosophy of Economics (Sponsored by the International Network for Economic Method) featuring Caterina Marchionni, Brian Epstein, Maria Jimenz-Buedo, and Erik Angner.

Thursday, November 3rd: 10:45 – 12:45 PM:

Chemistry as a Source of New Perspectives for the Philosophy of Science (Sponsored by the International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry) featuring Eric Scerri, Olimpia Lombardi, Grant Fisher, William Goodwin, Juan Camilo Martinez, and Jean-Pierre Llored.

Thursday, November 3rd: 3:45 PM – 5:45 PM:

Physics in the 19th and 20th Centuries featuring Peter Ramberg, Joshua Eisenthal, J. Brian Pitts, Gustavo Rocha, and Stephen Brush.

Friday, November 4th: 8:30 – 10 AM:

Biopolitics in History, 1500-1800 featuring Robert Markley, Al Coppola, Lucinda Cole, and Richard Barney.

Friday, November 4th: 9:00 – 11:45 AM:

Symposium: Science, Values, and Wishful Thinking featuring Immaculada de Melo-Martin, Daniel Hicks, Kevin Elliott, Matthew J. Brown, Sharon Crasnow, Kristen Intemann, and Daniel Steel.

Friday, November 4th: 12:00 – 1:15 PM:

Roundtable: The Relevance of History of Science to Diversity and Global Learning featuring David Spanagel, Richard Beyler, Jacob Hamblin, and Helen Rozwadowski.

Friday, November 4th: 1:30 – 3:30 PM:

Symposium: Multiple Realizability in a Physical World featuring Gualtiero Piccinni, Meir Hemmo, Thomas Polger, Lawrence Shapiro, and Orly Shenker.

Saturday, November 5th: 9:00 – 11:45 AM:

Symposium: The Public Understanding of Science: Philosophical & Empirical Approaches featuring Miriam Solomon, Chris Haufe, Arnon Keren, Boaz Miller, Meital Pinot, Matthew Slater, Joanna Huxster, Deena Skolnick, S. Emlen Metz, and Michael Weisberg.

Saturday, November 5th: 1:30 – 3:30 PM:

Contributed Papers: Explanation & Understanding featuring Michael Lissack, Bradford Skow, Matthew Haug, Insa Lawler, Yannick Doyle, Spenser Egan, Noah Graham, and Kareem Khalifa.

Take time to visit the Oxford University Press Booth! Browse new and featured books which will include an exclusive conference discount. Pick up complimentary copies of our philosophy journals which include The British Journal of the Philosophy of Science, Analysis, Public Health Ethics, and more! Receive free access to our online resources including Oxford Handbooks Online, Very Short Introductions, Oxford Reference, and more. And, of course, stop by to say hi!

Featured image: Atlanta panorama by Brooke Novak. CC-BY-2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. 

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