Dear ISH Colleagues,

   Please send me any announcements you would like to share with your ISHPSSB colleagues. Here is one to get us started:


Summer Programming


The Center for Philosophy of Science at The University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Summer Program


What is it?

The Summer Program features two daily graduate seminars about core issues and cutting-edge topics in general philosophy of science and philosophy of the special sciences (e.g., physics, biology, cognitive science and neuroscience, social sciences). The seminars and lectures will be given by internationally recognized faculty in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh as well as in the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University.


Housing, meals, and transportation costs (North American travel only) will be covered, and all course materials provided.


Who is it for?

Undergraduate Students who are highly motivated and show strong academic promise and interest in the philosophy of science, including but not limited to:




Underrepresented racial/ethnic backgrounds

Students with disabilities

First-generation undergraduates

Undergraduates from groups underrepresented in philosophy of science


While this program is designed for students traditionally underrepresented in philosophy of science, all qualified undergraduate applicants will be considered. Past coursework in philosophy of science is not a prerequisite for application to the Summer Program. The University of Pittsburgh, as an educational institution and as an employer, does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, familial status, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status or gender identity and expression in its programs and activities


When is it?

PSP is held July 9 - July 14


How to Apply:

Before beginning the application process you will need to collect:


Cover letter describing your future plans after graduation and your interests in philosophy of science (including the philosophy of physics, biology, cognitive science, neuroscience, social sciences, etc.). Please briefly indicate relevant demographic information (racial/ethnic heritage, gender, etc.)


CV (including College/University affiliation, major, GPA, high school, awards & recognition, any philosophy courses taken)


Brief writing sample (2,000 words maximum) that will help the selection committee assess your academic and philosophical skills. Typically, but not necessarily, this will be a paper that was written for a college course. Philosophy of science papers are preferable, but a paper on a topic from any discipline will work if no suitable philosophy paper is available. The most effective paper to submit will be the one which best exhibits your academic and philosophical skills. The writing sample can be a selection from a larger paper.


One letter of recommendation from a faculty member who is familiar with your work and can speak to your philosophical skills and suitability for this program to be mailed directly to The Center at [log in to unmask].

Deadline for applications is March 15, 2023.


End of Announcements


Best regards, Lloyd


Lloyd Ackert, Ph.D.
Department of History

Drexel University

ISH Listserve Moderator