International Society for the Philosophy of Chemistry (ISPC)

2008 Summer Symposium

August 03-06, Coburg, Germany

Call for papers

Submissions are invited for the 12th ISPC Symposium hosted at Coburg University of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Science, Germany. The organizers welcome papers from philosophers, scientists, historians and educators of chemistry and others from related fields. Although no pertinent aspect of philosophy of chemistry will be excluded in general, contributions regarding the philosophical interrelations of chemistry and physics on the one hand, and chemistry and biology on the other are particularly welcome.


There will be no conference fee.

Please submit your abstract for the symposium and send all related questions to the local organizer Klaus Ruthenberg at Please make sure by the diligent set-up of the structure and content of your abstract that the members of the Scientific Board of the ISPC ( can tell whether or not your submission meets the requirements. The general structure of your abstract should address the following points: Problem Outline/ Methodology/Results/Interpretation. Please mention up to three specific references. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words.


Deadline for abstracts is April 20, 2008. The provisional program of the symposium will be published on May 5, 2008.