IntroductionPhilosophers of science from around the world gathered in Exeter for an international conference.
The third biennial conference of the Society for the Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP) was held at the University of Exeter from 22-24 June. Keynote speakers included Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent, Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the Université Paris-X Nanterre, Philip Kitcher, Professor of Philosophy and James R. Barker Professor of Contemporary Civilization at Columbia University, and Sandra Mitchell, Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh.
“The SPSP aims to create an interdisciplinary community of scholars who approach the philosophy of science with a focus on scientific practice and the practical uses of scientific knowledge,” said conference organiser Dr Sabina Leonelli, who is a Research Fellow at Egenis. “It was an honour for us to host this conference. The SPSP meets only every other year, providing a broad forum for scholars committed to making detailed and systematic studies of scientific practices.”
Among the workshops at the conference were sessions on ethical and legal practices in biomedicine, genes, cells and individuals, and experimental practices.
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