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Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation 4 (PSX4) > Call for Papers

11-12 April 2014
Center for Philosophy of Science
817 Cathedral of Learning
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Submissions on any aspect of experiment and simulation are welcome.

  • Deadline: January 15, 2014
  • Notification By: February 15, 2014
  • Submission Requirement: 1000-word abstract
  • Submit through EasyChair: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=psx4
  • Accommodations: Rooms for scholars whose contributed papers are accepted will be provided for three nights.
This is the fourth conference which explores the roles of experiment in science and the reasons why one experiment legitimately plays such roles. In this conference we wish to emphasize answers to the question, "What Makes a Good Experiment?" One can distinguish between conceptually important experiments, those classified by their relation to theory; testing theory, calling for a new theory etc. and technically good experiments, those that measure a quantity of scientific interest with greater accuracy and precision than had been done previously. Both types of experiment must be methodologically good, experiments that give reasoned and valid arguments for the credibility of their results.

Keynote Speakers

Paula Grabowski (University of Pittsburgh)
Andrea Loettgers (University of Geneva)
Margaret Morrison (University of Toronto)
Paolo Palmieri (University of Pittsburgh)

Organizing Committee

Allan Franklin, Chair (University of Colorado Boulder)
Deborah Mayo (Virginia Tech; dmayo@vt.edu)
John Norton (University of Pittsburgh; jdnorton@pitt.edu)
Wendy Parker (Ohio University; Durham University; parkerw@ohio.edu)
Slobodan Perovic (University of Belgrade; perovic@pitt.edu)
Samuel Schindler (Aarhus University; samuel.schindler@ivs.au.dk)
Marcel Weber (University of Geneva; Marcel.Weber@unige.ch)

For any questions concerning the conference, please contact Slobodan Perovic or any of the members of the Organizing Committee.





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