Home‎ > ‎


Helsinki 23-24 April 2015

  • When: from April 23, 11:50, until April 24, 18:00 
  • Where: at Athena, Siltavuorenpenger 3A, 00170 Helsinki, Finland (Google map of the conference venue with other useful information)
  • What: 2 plenary talks and 30 talks by NNPS members and by speakers selected from the call for papers.
  • All talks except plenary last for 25 minutes, followed by a 5-minute peer-commentary and a 15-minute group discussion

Program and Abstracts
  • Please click here to download the programme.
  • Please click here to download the book of abstracts.

  • If you are a speaker, no registration is needed. To participate as a non-speaker, please email Michiru Nagatsu (firstname.lastname@helsinki.fi) with your name, affiliation, and whether you would like to come to the conference dinner and the post-conference gathering (no later than 10 April 2014). There is no conference fee.
Keynote Speakers:
  • Prof. Maria Kronfeldner (Central European University, Hungary), Title: The right to ignore: An epistemic defense of the nature/culture divide
  • Prof. Vincent Hendricks (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Title: Bubbles in Science and Society

Scientific Committee:
  • Hanne Andersen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • Rani Lill Anjum (Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway)
  • Marion Godman (University of Cambridge, UK and University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Lars-Göran Johansson (Uppsala University, Sweden)
  • Tarja Knuuttila (University of South Carolina, USA and University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Stephen Mumford (University of Nottingham, UK and Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway)
  • Uskali Mäki (University of Helsinki, Finland)
  • Julie Zahle (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
  • Frank Zenker (Lund University, Sweden)

Carlo Martini and Michiru Nagatsu (TINT, University of Helsinki: emails are firstname.lastname@helsink.fi)

Local organizing committee:
Uskali Mäki
Pekka Mäkelä
Pekka Tolvanen

Lund 27-28 March 2014

  • The 2014 NNPS meeting is held from March 27, 12 am, until March 28, 5 pm at the Philosophy Department, Lund University, Skåne, Sweden.
  • The meeting comprises 21 talks by NNPS members and by speakers selected from the call for papers.
  • Talks are followed by a ten minute peer-commentary and a 20 minute group discussion

Abstracts, Program, Practical Info
  • Please see the PDF document, below.

  • To participate, please register on this form (no later than 20 March 2014). There is no conference fee.


- Fredrik Andersen (CauSci, NMBU, Norway) and Johan Arnt Myrstad (University of Nordland, Norway): Why physics hasn't settled the score on spacetime

- Martin M Bentzen (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark): The limits of logic-based inherent safety for social robots

- Hanoch Ben-Yami (Central European University, Hungary): Absolute distant simultaneity in Special Relativity

- Benjamin Bewersdorf (Groningen University, The Netherlands): Total evidence, uncertainty and a priori beliefs

- Vincenzo Crupi (University of Turin, Italy and MCMP Munich, Germany) and Vittorio Girotto (University IUAV of Venice): Models of rationality and the psychology of reasoning: from is to ought, and back

- Emmanuel Genot (Lund University, Sweden): The fall of Reichenbach

- Sarah Hitchen (Lancaster University, U.K.): Adapting our language: The problem (?) of teleological language in the Philosophy of Biology

- Ingvar Johansson (Umeå University, Sweden): The problem of temporal constancy

- Lars-Göran Johansson (Uppsala University, Sweden): The measurement problem, quantisation and collapse

- Alex Kaiserman (University of Oxford, U.K.): Normative causation

- Anita Leirfall (University of Bergen, Norway, and Norwegian University of Life Sciences): Kant’s grounding of space and its relation to Euclidean and non-Euclidean spaces

- Carlo Martini (University of Helsinki, Finland): The selection of interdisciplinary expertise at the boundaries of trust

- George Masterton (Lund University, Sweden): The only probability is verbal probability

- Stephen Mumford (University of Nottingham, U.K., and NMBU, Norway) and Rani Lill Anjum (NMBU, Norway): Understanding causation by way of failure

- Michuri Nagatsu (University of Helsinki, Finland): Inferences in and from the lab: How we should increase external validity of behavioural experiments, and how we shouldn't

- Rune Nyrup (Durham University, U.K.): Pursuing and accepting hypotheses: a Peircean view of IBE

- Erik J Olsson (Lund University, Sweden) and Staffan Angere (Lund University, Sweden): Network density and group competence in scientific communication

- J. Brian Pitts (University of Cambridge, U.K.): Historical and philosophical insights about General Relativity and space-time from particle physics

- Rosa W Runhardt (London School of Economics and Political Science, U.K.): A new take on causal mechanisms in social contexts: manipulability theory’s demands for mechanistic reasoning

- Henning Strandin (Stockholm University, Sweden): Specificity and redundant causation

- Frank Zenker (Lund University, Sweden) and Peter Gärdenfors (Lund University, Sweden): Communication, rationality, and conceptual changes in scientific theories

***Call for Papers*** Closed
  • We invite up to five unpublished papers on any topic in the philosophy of science for a 25 minute presentation plus a 10 minute commentary by a colleague and a 20 minute group discussion. 
  • Please submit an extended abstract, prepared for blind review, of at most 1000 words no later than JANUARY 15 at this sitePlease expect a decision within two weeks.
  • If accepted, your paper will be assigned a commentator, and you must send your paper to your commentator no later than MARCH 1.
  • By submitting an abstract, you agree to potentially serve as a commentatorceteris paribus.
Frank Zenker

Uppsala 22-24 April, 2013
Program and abstracts

Nordic Network PS,
Mar 24, 2014, 3:01 AM
Nordic Network PS,
Mar 30, 2015, 3:00 AM
Nordic Network PS,
Apr 22, 2015, 12:52 AM
Nordic Network PS,
Apr 28, 2013, 7:11 AM