April 25, 2020
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom conference (Virtual)

SLAPSA sponsors an annual conference on philosophy and history of science. 

The Twelfth Meeting of the Saint Louis Area Philosophy of Science Association (SLAPSA XII) will take place this year online. Although we will not be in the same room, we look forward to continuing the SLAPSA tradition of supportive, engaging discussion while respecting the need to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please join us!

We will utilize the Zoom videoconferencing platform. If you would like to hear the talks and participate in the discussion, just send an email to Kent Staley at to receive an invitation to join the meeting.

You can also find this schedule at Abstracts for some papers are also available there.

 1:00 – 1:45 – YILING ZHOU, Saint Louis University: “The Problem of Disjunctive Variables in Causal Explanation”

1:50 – 2:35 – WILL FLEISHER, Washington University: Courage and Inquisitive Reasons”

2:35 – 2:50 Break

2:50 – 3:35 – JANELLA BAXTER, Washington University: “Explanatory and Non-Explanatory Values of Specificity in Genetics”

3:40 – 4:25 – SEAN VALLES, Michigan State University: “Looking toward Post-COVID-19 Rebuilding: Population Health Science on What a More Resilient Health System Would Look Like”