Next Workshop: Scientific Reasoning in Action – From the Early Modern Period to 1900


Date: 10-12 October 2018

Organization: the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (Ghent University) and the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (Brussels)

Workshop chairs: Steffen Ducheyne (Brussels), Jonathan Regier (Ghent)  & Erik Weber (Ghent).

Local organising team: Thijs De Coninck, Roxan Degeyter, Stef Frijters, Karina Makhnev,  Julie Mennes, Erik Weber & Dietlinde Wouters.


This  workshop seeks to scrutinize scientific reasoning processes in actual scientific practice (induction, transduction, abduction, analogical and statistical reasoning, and, in general, reasoning from observational and experimental information, and collecting experientia and observation), ranging from the early modern period to 1900. Submissions on all scientific disciplines during this period will be considered. Ideally, submissions should approach scientific reasoning processes from an Integrated History and Philosophy of Science perspective, i.e. they should integrate historical and philosophical perspectives in their analyses. More historically oriented submissions are however welcomed insofar as the material they cover has the potential to engender interesting philosophical analyses.

Keynote speakers

Maarten Van Dyck (Ghent University)

Marij van Strien (Bergische Universität Wuppertal)

Charles Wolfe (Ghent University)

Abstract submission

We welcome submissions on any topic that fits into the scope as described above. Send your abstract of 300 to 500 words to:  before 7 September . Notification of acceptance: 15 September August 2018.




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Registration is possible from 15 September. The registration fee will be 50€. Coffee, lunches and the workshop dinner are included in this fee.

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