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Philosophy of Science in a Forest 2013

Donderdag 23 mei t/m zaterdag 25 mei 


Start Thursday 14:00 - end Saterday 12:30 hours with concluding lunch.


Key note speakers

The three plenary speakers are Steven French (Leeds University), Charlotte Werndl (London School of Economics) and Tarja Knuuttila (University of Helsinki).

Charlotte Werndl

Charlotte Werndl

On Data used by Models in Climate Science


Steven FrenchSteven French

Between Braque and Beethoven: Scientific Theories as Representations and as Objects


Tarja KnuuttilaTarja Knuuttilla

Models as Experimental Objects: Mathematical and Synthetic Modeling in the Study of Genetic Circuits


Besides these plenary lectures, there will be parallell sessions for contributed speakers. Everyone can submit a contribution. For details, see the website of the NVWF:

On the conference

This conference is intended for an academic audience interested in philosophy of science in the broadest possible sense.  Every three year, the Dutch Society for the Philosophy of Science (DSPS; in Dutch: Nederlandse Vereniging voor Wetenschapsfilosofie, NVWF), organises this international conference with the central idea to collect everybody in one place who is active in this area of philosophy at an academic level (PhD-students, professors, lecturers, readers) in the Netherlands and Flanders. The first edition of Philosophy of Science in a Forest, Spring 2011, was the first having English as the conference language. Contributions in the Dutch language  however remain welcome. Contributions from all over the world are now welcome.

ISVWLocation: Internationale School voor Wijsbegeerte (ISVW), Leusden, in the forest near Amersfoort, The Netherlands (Amersfoort is about 35 minutes by train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport). Check details for more information and you route in English on the ISVW

Klik hier voor routebeschrijving in het Nederlands


For members of the NVWF

Package 1: € 222,75 (including 2 diners, 2 lunches)
Package 2: € 380,50 (package 1 plus 2 nights in the ISVW-hotel and 2 breakfasts).

* prices do not include citytax of € 1,51 pro night pro person.

For non-members

Package 1: € 247,75 (including 2 diners, 2 lunches).

Package 2: € 405,50 (package 1 plus 2 nights in the ISVW-hotel and 2 breakfasts). To become a member, please contact:

* prices do not include citytax of € 1,51 pro night pro person.

For students
€ 330,50 including 2 nights in the ISVW-hotel, 2 diners, 2 lunches and 2 breakfasts. Please note there is an addional citytax of € 1,51 pro night pro person.



Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2013, to be sent to:

The committee of organisation will select the best submissions. At the latest on 1 April 2013 submitters will be informed about their submission. The full programme will then soon be available, at the latest half of April 2013.