CALL FOR PAPERS – The Philosophy of Climate Science

Special Issue of the Journal for General Philosophy of Science on Climate Science Guest Editor:  Eric Winsberg (University of South Florida)

Submission Deadline:   August 1st, 2012

Climate science is at the center of many of the world’s greatest environmental challenges, yet philosophy of science has only recently begun to pay attention to it.  In this special issue of the Journal
for General Philosophy of Science, we are looking for papers that explore climate science from a variety of philosophical points of view: epistemology, methodology, ethics, science and democracy, etc. We expect contributions on the foundations of climate science, the confirmation and testing of climate models and predictions, the role of ethics and values in climate science, the nature of explanation in climate science, the role of simulations and experiments, the relative importance of data and models, and any other topic related to climate science and philosophy.

Submission Details:  Please send a pdf version of your paper (maximum 8000 words) prepared for blind review.  The first page of the manuscript should contain the paper’s title, and a short abstract of 100-150 words.  The pdf should be attached along with contact details for the corresponding author and all other authors (if any) in an email addressed to Eric Winsberg.