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Scientific Images: An APA Pacific Division Mini-Conference

In Conjunction with the APA Pacific Division Meeting
March 25-26, 2006, Portland Hilton, Portland, Oregon

Steven Downes (University of Utah)
Dominic McIver Lopes (University of British Columbia)
Aaron Meskin (University of Leeds)
Laura Perini (Virginia Tech)

Images are a prominent feature of contemporary science, but philosophers are still at an early stage in understanding their epistemic contributions to scientific practice. This mini-conference aims to advance understanding of scientific images by pulling together approaches from several relevant disciplines, such as the study of non-linguistic models by philosophers of science, the debate over the nature of depiction or pictorial representation by philosophers of art, and work on perception and perceptual knowledge in philosophy of mind and epistemology.

This two-day mini-conference is sponsored by the APA Pacific Division and is held in conjunction with its 2006 meeting. Participants in the mini-conference may also participate in the meeting's main and group programs.

This is a workshop style conference: all papers are now available to be read by participants in advance and and several commentators-at-large will soon provide their comments on-line.

The organizers are grateful to the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association for a grant in aid of this mini-conference.