Professional Services

 

Organisation of Conferences

  • “Persistence in Stability”, 1-day workshop, to be held in Bonn/Germany, March 2020, co-organised with Florian Fischer.
     

  • “Process Biology”, 3-day interdisciplinary conference of the research project A Process Ontology for Contemporary Biology; co-organised with J. Dupré, S. Güttinger, D. Nicholson, The Royal Society of Great Britain, London/UK, 21st-23rd March 2018.
     

  • “Process Epistemology”, 1-day workshop, key-note speaker: William Bechtel (San Diego), commentators: John Dupré & Sabina Leonelli, further speakers included: Anne Sophie Meincke, Stephan Güttinger, Daniel Nicholson, Niccoló Tempini, Adam Toon (all Exeter); co-organised with S. Leonelli, S. Güttinger, D. Nicholson, University of Exeter/UK, 25th May 2017.
     

  • “Organisms: Living Systems and Processes”, 2-day interdisciplinary conference of the research project A Process Ontology for Contemporary Biology with contributions by Eva Boon (Eindhoven), John Dupré (Exeter), Antony Galton (Exeter), Stephan Güttinger (Exeter), Sui Huang (Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle), Johannes Jaeger (Konrad Lorenz Institute, Klosterneuburg), Marie I. Kaiser (Bielefeld), Anne Sophie Meincke (Exeter), Alvaro Moreno (San Sebastián), Daniel Nicholson (Exeter), Bernd Rosslenbroich (Witten-Herdecke), Astrid Schrader (Exeter), Davide Vecchi (Lisbon); co-organised with John Dupré, EGENIS, The Centre for the Study of Life Sciences, University of Exeter/UK, 9th-10th March 2017 (speakers were partly selected through a call for papers).
     

  • “Biological Identity”, 2-day international conference with contributions by Ellen Clarke (Oxford), John Dupré (Exeter), Arantza Etxeberria (San Sebastián), Philippe Huneman (Paris), Anne Sophie Meincke (Exeter), Alvaro Moreno (San Sebastián), Matteo Mossio (Paris), David S. Oderberg (Reading), Eric T. Olson (Sheffield), Thomas Pradeu (Bordeaux), Paul Snowdon (London), Denis Walsh (Toronto); co-organised with J. Dupré, Institute of Philosophy, London/UK, 2nd-3rd June 2016.
     

  •  “Determinism/ Indeterminism in Nature. Agency – Genetics – Quantum Mechanics”, 1-day interdisciplinary workshop with John Dupré (Exeter) and contributions by Michael Brownnutt (Dep. of Experimental Physics, Innsbruck), Josef Quitterer (Dep. of Christian Philosophy, Innsbruck), Anne Sophie Spann (née Meincke) (Dep. of Christian Philosophy, Innsbruck), Gabriele Werner-Felmayer (Dep. of Biological Chemistry, Biocenter, Medical University Innsbruck) & Johannes Zschocke (Dep. of Human Genetics, Medical University, Innsbruck); Innsbruck/Austria, 13th March 2014.
     

  • “The Ontological Commitments of Dispositionalism”, 3-day international conference of the Austrian Science Fund-Research Project Powers and the Identity of Agents with contributions by Rani Lill Anjum (UMB Oslo), Ruth Groff (St. Louis University), John Heil (Washington University in St. Louis), Jonathan Jacobs (St. Louis University), Max Kistler (Sorbonne, Paris), Anna Marmodoro (Oxford), Stephen Mumford (Nottingham), Josef Quitterer (Innsbruck), Edmund Runggaldier (Innsbruck), Anne Sophie Spann (née Meincke) (Innsbruck), Neil Williams (Buffalo), Innsbruck/Austria; co-organised with D. Wehinger, 31st July - 2nd August 2013.
     

  • “Vermögen und Handlung. Der dispositionale Realismus und unser Selbstverständnis als Handelnde”, 3-day conference of the Austrian Science Fund-Research Project Powers and the Identity of Agents with contributions by Georg Gasser (Innsbruck), Philipp Hübl (Stuttgart), Eva-Maria Jung (Münster), Christian Kanzian (Innsbruck), Geert Keil (Berlin), Erasmus Mayr (Oxford), Uwe Meixner (Augsburg), Markus Schrenk (Köln), Anne Sophie Spann (née Meincke) (Innsbruck), Barbara Vetter (Berlin); co-organised with D. Wehinger, Innsbruck/Austria, 26th-28th September 2012.

 

Organisation of Guest Lectures

  • Professor Steven French (Exeter, 22nd May 2017: guest lecture plus small workshop)
     

  • Professor John Dupré (Innsbruck, 12th March 2014: guest lecture plus interdisciplinary 1-day workshop)
     

  • Professor Thomas Buchheim (Innsbruck, 14th November 2012)
     

  • PD Dr Ludger Jansen (Innsbruck, 2nd May 2012)
     

  • Professor Marcus Willaschek (Munich, 3rd November 2010)

 

Seminar Organisation

  • July 2017- Juni 2018: convenor of the seminar series at EGENIS, The Centre for the Study of Life Sciences, University of Exeter

 

Refereeing

  • Member of the selection committee for the Stegmüller Prize, to be awarded in 2021 by the Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie (German Society for Analytic Philosophy) (GAP) (responsible for the area of philosophy of science)
     

  • Refereeing for Philosophical Studies. An International Journal for Philosophy in the Analytic Tradition
     

  • Refereeing for Ratio. An international journal of analytic philosophy
     

  • Refereeing for Synthese. An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science
     

  • Refereeing for Erkenntnis. An International Journal of Scientific Philosophy
     

  • Refereeing for The Journal of Philosophical Research
     

  • Refereeing for History and Philosophy of the Life sciences
     

  • Refereeing for Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences
     

  • Report on a book proposal for Routledge, May 2017
     

  • Refereeing two articles for the collected volume Everything Flows. Towards a Processual Philosophy of Biology, ed. by D. J. Nicholson &
    J. A. Dupré, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

     

  • Member of the Programme Committee for the Conference “Real Possibilities, Indeterminism and Free Will”, organised by Professor Thomas Müller, 18th-21st March 2015, Constance/Germany.

 

Chairing at Conferences with Refereed Presentations

  • 10th International Conference of the German Society for Analytic Philosophy (GAP.10) Plurality in Philosophy and Beyond, University of Cologne/Germany, Section “Metaphysics and Ontology”, Cologne/Germany, 18th September 2018.
     

  • 92nd Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association, Session “Persons”, University of Oxford/UK, 7th July 2018.
     

  • Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA), Session “Scientific Change”, University of Exeter/UK, 8th September 2017.
     

  • Conference of the International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB), Session “Identity and Individuality”, University of São Paulo/Brazil, 18th July 2017.
     

  • 2nd Conference of the German Society of the Philosophy of Science (GWP), Session “Philosophy of the Life Sciences”, Düsseldorf/Germany, 10th March 2016.
     

  • 10th Congress of the Austrian Society for Philosophy, Session “Metaphysics and Ontology”, Innsbruck/Austria, 4th June 2015.

 

Memberships of Scientific Societies

  • Aristotelian Society
     

  • British Philosophical Association (BPA)
     

  • British Society for the Philosophy of Science (BSPS)
     

  • European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA)
     

  • International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB)
     

  • Society of Women in Philosophy (SWIP), UK
     

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie (German Society for Philosophy) (DGPhil)
     

  • Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie (German Society for Analytic Philosophy) (GAP)
     

  • Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftsphilosophie (German Society for the Philosophy of Science) (GWP)
     

  • Österreichische Gesellschaft für Philosophie (Austrian Society for Philosophy) (OEGP)