Workshop Series “Logic, Reasoning, and Rationality”

This workshop series of the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science is devoted to the two themes that are central to its research:

  • Logical analysis of scientific reasoning processes.
  • Methodological and epistemological analysis of scientific reasoning processes.

Two workshops a year are organized in Ghent (Belgium). To find out more, click here. The series is supported by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) through the scientific research network on Logical and Methodological Analysis of Scientific Reasoning Processes.


Fifth Workshop

Ampliative Reasoning in the Sciences

Date: May 18-19, 2017

Topic: In ampliative arguments, the conclusion goes beyond that what is already contained in the premises. In this workshop we explore ampliative reasoning as it occurs in scientific practice from three perspectives: formal (philosophical logic, probability theory), methodological (philosophy of science, epistemology) and historical (integrated history & philosophy of science).

Keynote speakers: Chiara Ambrosio (University College London), Ulrike Hahn (Birkbeck – University of London and LMU Munich) & Jon Williamson  (University of Kent – Canterbury).

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Fourth Workshop

Agency and Causation: Formal and Conceptual Issues

Date: October 27-29, 2016

Topic: The aim of this workshop is to stimulate the synergy between, on the one hand, ongoing work that concerns the logic and philosophy of human (intentional) agency, and on the other, conceptual and formal work on causation and causal reasoning. Although this means the workshop covers a very broad range of possible topics, we particularly welcome talks in which both (intentional) agency and causation, and their logical and conceptual interrelations, get a fair share.

Keynote speakers: Jan Broersen (University of Utrecht, Netherlands),  Agnes Moors (Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium), and Elisabeth Pacherie (Institut Jean Nicod, France).

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