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.


Ninth Workshop

Non-Causal Explanations: Logical, Linguistic and Philosophical Perspectives

Date: May 9-10, 2019

Topic: Many disciplines, from mathematics to metaphysics, employ non-causal explanations. But what is the logic (or the logics) of non-causal explanation? What are
the pros and cons of different logical approaches? Is the linguistic expression of non-causal explanation specifically codified in some natural language? Can algorithms pick up non-causal explanations in textual databases? The workshop welcomes formal and informal contributions both from within specific disciplines employing non-causal explanations and from a more general perspective.

Keynote speakers: Hannes Leitgeb (Munich), Francesca Poggiolesi (Paris) & Erik Weber (Ghent).

Submission of abstracts: 1 February 2019.

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