Conference announcement:
SUNY-Stony Brook, June 8-10 2000
The Science Studies Forum and the
International Society for Hermeneutics and Science
will host a conference on
"Critical Interpretation in Science"
at SUNY-Stony Brook
June 8-10 2000.
This international conference will bring together principals from multiple disciplines - philosophy, the social sciences, and the sciences - who have worked with hermeneutic theories in relation to the sciences.

Topics will include:
a.) the role of critical interpretation in science practice, such as imaging processes;
b.) the role of critical interpretation comparing both scientific and humanistic practices; and
c.) the role of critical interpretation between perspectives brought to bear on major social and political problems involving a scientific dimension.

Participants include Peter Gallison (History of Science, Harvard), Graeme
Gooday (History and Philosophy of Science, Leeds, UK), Stig Anders Pedersen
(History and Philosophy of Science, Roskilde, DK), Hans Radder (Philosophy
of Science, Amsterdam, NL), Gunther Stent (university of California,
Stony Brook's Science Studies Forum is an interdisciplinary group of scholars in the social sciences and the humanities with research interests in the sciences.
The International Society for Hermeneutics and Science is a group of scholars seeking to explore the role of hermeneutics in the sciences. Hermeneurics involves the study of how knowledge evolves from, while simultaneously transforming, historically-inherited assumptions, as well as with the distinctive modes of argument, contestation, and interpretations found in various disciplines and communities.

Travel And Accommodation:
Both campus residence halls and hotel accommodations are available.
Stony Brook can be reached from New York City via the Long Island Railroad, or by plane
from Islip airport.
Further information on travel and accommodations will be
sent at a later date.

The Organizing Committee is:
Bob Crease (Stony Brook),
Don Ihde (StonyBrook),
Bart Gremmen (Wageningen, NL), and
Laszlo Ropolyi (Budapest, HU).

Paper submissions should be sent to:
Bob Crease or Don Ihde at the
Department of Philosophy,
213 Harriman Hall,
SUNY, Stony Brook
NY 11794.

General inquiries and requests to be put on the mailing list should be directed to
Bob Crease ( or
Don Ihde (

Questions about housing, directions to campus, etc., should be directed to
Arlene Skala at the Office of Conferences and Special Events at or at 516 632 6320.