50 Shapes of Scientific Explanation

Date: November 13-14, 2015

Venue: Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Ghent University, Blandijnberg 2, Ghent, Belgium

Organization: Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science


This workshop uses the 50th anniversary of the publication of Carl Hempel’s book Aspects of Scientific Explanation and Other Essays in the Philosophy of Science as an occasion to reflect on the future of the philosophical study of scientific explanation.

For a more detailed description, and a list of possible topics, see ‘Call for papers’.

Keynote Speakers:
Henk de Regt (VU Amsterdam)
Phyllis McKay Illari (University College London)
Erik Weber (Gent University)

Attendance is free. However, please contact us at in case you want to attend. Please mention in the same message also whether or not you want to join in for the workshop dinner on Friday evening and what your food preferences are (vegan, fish, meat). The price for the workshop dinner is 40 EUR (to be paid on site). In case you want to attend the workshop dinner, please contact us not later than October 29.


Book of abstracts