1/03/2012

History of Philosophy of Science at the Philosophy of Science Association meeting?

I'm currently trying to figure out what, if anything, I should submit for the 2012 PSA. I was thinking of sending in a paper on Carnap, but then I had a look at the Program Committee (here's the list), and 0 of the 20 people on the committee work primarily in history of philosophy of science. Furthermore, at the last PSA (see here), there were zero papers in HOPOS -- though there was one HOPOS person on the Program Committee then. I remember that there were HOPOS papers at PSA's in the recent past (I'm certain there was a HOPOS session at the 2004 meeting, because I presented).

Although I'm mildly curious about why HOPOS has apparently dropped off the PSA's radar, I guess the more immediate question for me is whether I should bother submitting the Carnap paper.

8 Comments:

At 5/1/12, Blogger Jonathan Livengood said...

If the paper is ready to go, what is the downside to submitting it?

 
At 5/1/12, Blogger Matthew J. Brown said...

We did a symposium in 2008 w/ a heavy HOPOS component (on pragmatism). I think it is still an option.

 
At 5/1/12, Blogger Greg Frost-Arnold said...

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At 5/1/12, Blogger Greg Frost-Arnold said...

@ Jonathan: I guess the reason is that I can only submit one paper, and I would like to send the paper that has the best chance of acceptance. And if the PSA is not accepting (or at least is very unlikely to accept) HOPOS-y papers, because none of the Program Committee feels competent to judge HOPOS-y submissions, then I will probably find something else to work into submittable shape.

@Matt: I just checked, and Alan Richardson was the chair of the Program Committee in 2008, so there was an expert available for HOPOS-y submissions then.

 
At 31/1/12, Anonymous Indianapolis Super Bowl said...

I've heard that Graduate students and independent scholars who are on the program are strongly encouraged to apply for a travel grant to defray the costs of attending the conference...Honestly the cost really matters and I guess this application will surely help those students.

 
At 31/1/12, Blogger Greg Frost-Arnold said...

That's the most interesting spam comment I can remember on this blog... Was this a spambot, or a human? Is it really worth the time to look up on the PSA website that there are travel stipends for grad students? I'm leaving it up, because it puzzles me...

 
At 7/7/12, Anonymous DMM said...

If I do say so myself, there was at least one HOPOS-y paper at PSA 2010:
David Marshall Miller (Duke University), “Friedman’s Dynamics of Reason, Galileo’s Archimedean
Approximation, and Reciprocal Iteration”

 
At 10/12/12, Anonymous Anthony L Casper said...

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