Current Roundtable

2017 Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable

May 19-20, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Please click here for a tentative program.


Keynote Speaker

Cristina Bicchieri, S. J. Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics, University of Pennsylvania in the Philosophy and Psychology Departments at the University of Pennsylvania, and director of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics program.



Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has non-stop flights to most major cities in North America, Europe and Asia. UBC campus is a 20-minute taxi ride or a 40-minute bus-subway trip from the airport. Maps of UBC campus and directions for transit from the airport will be posted soon on the Roundtable website.



We have reserved a block of premium single rooms at Walter Gage Towers on UBC campus for the nights May 19th and 20th. These rooms consist of a private bedroom in four-bedroom apartment. Guests share a washroom, lounge with flat-panel TV, breakfast bar and kitchen. Complimentary coffee is included. These rooms are very affordable ($49 per night plus gratuity and tax). They are also short walking distance from the Roundtable site, close to cafés, and boast mountain views and easy access to beaches.

These rooms will be held until April 21, 2017, so please make your reservation before this date. You may reserve your accommodation online, using UBC Conferences’ secure website: The booking code for the Roundtable is G170519A. You can also contact the Reservations Office at (Toll-Free) 1 888 822 1030 to make a reservation. Please inform the staff that you are attending the Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable. The rooms are simple but very inexpensive, and close to cafes and restaurants. The views are spectacular.

Other accommodations are also available on UBC campus. These include West Coast Suites, adjacent to Walter Gage Towers, and Ponderosa Suites, both of which offer rooms with private kitchens and baths from about $140 per night. But if you are interested in one of these, be sure to book early as they tend to fill up fast.


Support for Early Career Scholars

We are pleased to cover accommodations at Walter Gage Towers for up to 6 early career scholars (defined as graduate students or scholars who have received their doctorate within the past 3 years) who are presenting a paper at the Roundtable. Early career scholars interested in this opportunity should contact Margaret Schabas (


Philosophy of the Social Sciences Special Issue

Selected presenters will be invited to submit papers to a special issue of Philosophy of the Social Sciences.


Program Committee 

Program chairs and local hosts: Margaret Schabas (UBC) and Daniel Steel (UBC)


Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable Steering Committee:

James Bohman (Saint Louis University);

David Henderson (University of Nebraska, Lincoln);

Mark Risjord (Emory University);

Paul Roth (UC – Santa Cruz);

Stephen Turner (University of South Florida),

Alison Wylie (University of Washington – Seattle)


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