Prague Meetings in Philosophy of Science (PMPOS) is a platform established under the auspices of the Department of Analytic Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences. Its main mission is to organize and promote events in philosophy of science in the Czech Republic in general and in Prague in particular.
The initiative emerged first in 2017 when the international workshop, Perspectives on Explanation, took place. Following its success, the core group consisting of Martin Zach, Vladimír Havlík and Juraj Hvorecký organized several other events, including the 2018 and 2019 international workshops “Representation in Science” and “Idealization Across the Sciences”, respectively. Thanks to close collaboration with the Centre for Formal Epistemology, the PMPOS platform has managed to bring world-renowned experts from various fields of philosophy of science, including, among others, Sorin Bangu, Robert Batterman, Alisa Bokulich, Catherine Elgin, Roman Frigg, Arnon Levy, Tarja Knuuttila, Michela Massimi, Uskali Mäki, Marcin Milkowski, Christopher Pincock, Angela Potochnik, Michael Strevens, or Mauricio Suárez.
In 2020, PMPOS hosts an international conference “Conceptual and Methodological Aspects of Biomedical Research” which brings together philosophers, biomedical researchers and medical doctors. This is the result of an explicit aim of connecting philosophy of science with actual scientific practice, and it is an endeavor that will be further pursued in the future.