Sciences of the Origin
Our project explores philosophical and methodological foundations of the scientific quest for the origins of the universe, life, and mind through cross-disciplinary interactions.
The project is supported by the University of Oxford project ‘New Horizons for Science and Religion in Central and Eastern Europe’ funded by the John Templeton Foundation.
End of the semester panel "History of philosophical and scientific quest for the origins of the universe, life, and mind" "Istorija filozofske i naučne potrage za poreklom univerzuma, života i uma" - 15. jun, Plato klub
The Sciences of the Origin Project at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy, is happy to announce a new seven-week course titled The Newest the Oldest: Trends in Philosophy of the Deep Past (16th March to 12th May 2022) on philosophical aspects of the origin of life (Part I) and on philosophy of archeology (Part II). The course will be held via Zoom and live combined.
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Belgrade Philosophical Annual – Issue 35, Year 2022
Institute for Philosophy, University of Belgrade ISSN: 0353-3891
This issue aims at facilitating exchanges of ideas between philosophers, scientists and other scholars working on the scientific quest for the origins of life, mind and the universe.
To study the deep past scientifically, it is necessary to be methodologically omnivorous and to follow multiple lines of evidence. The journal issue will address:
1) How methodologies and ideas across disciplines intertwined in these sciences yield valuable methodological and philosophical views,
2) How these disciplines respond to their common challenges: a pronounced under-determination of theories based on the indirect evidence of deep history, various selection effects and biases, inherent interdisciplinarity, and crucial assimilation of techniques from multiple disciplines,
3) How exactly the selection effects and biases are battled through the plurality of approaches and multiple strategies, and
4) How the quest for objectivity is pursued via triangulation and confrontation of diverse perspectives rather than the imitation of the exact natural sciences and proposing neutrality to these perspectives.
Invited contributions are based on some of the papers presented at the July 2021 conference “Sciences of the origin: the challenges of the selection effects and biases”.
Submission Deadline: March 31st 2022.
All inquiries can be directed to the managing editor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submitted papers should be prepared for anonymous review. All other relevant information should be sent in a separate document containing the author’s name and affiliation, the title of the paper, short abstract of not more than 250 words, and 4-5 keywords. All documents should be in a *.doc, *.docx, or *.pdf format.
Submissions should not be longer than 10000 words, including notes.
Only those whose submissions have been accepted will receive notifications.
Belgrade Philosophical Annual is an open access journal published by the Institute for Philosophy, University of Belgrade, committed to the double-blind peer reviewing process. Previous issues of the journal, including previous special issues with downloadable papers and other relevant information, can be accessed at www.f.bg.ac.rs/bpa.e to edit.
We are organizing an intensive regional course for doctoral students of philosophy, archeology and biology: “Interdisciplinarity and evidence in sciences of the origin” (October 18-22, 2021).
This event will be livestreamed (in Serbian) on our project’s facebook page and youtube channel.
Sciences of the Origin - Challenges of the Selection Effects and Biases online conference programme!
The programme for the Sciences of the Origin - Challenges of the Selection Effects and Biases online conference is finally out! Save the date from June 3rd to the 5th.
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Check out the Events page for more info!
For those of you who are interested in listening in, please register for the Zoom link here: https://forms.gle/oAzdyW2FPnJbfp3h6