Events archive

2017
9 November 2017 to 10 November 2017 Workshop

Logic in the Wild

This is 6th workshop in the 'Logic, Reasoning & Rationality' series. Book of Abstracts can be downloaded below.
8 November 2017 Workshop

Inconsistency and Scientific Pluralism

This workshop will be devoted to connections between inconsistency toleration and scientific pluralism. See the attached PDF for the call for papers.
12 October 2017 Reading Group Meeting

Modal Logic: Chapter 1 + Appendix 1

More information on this event will follow.
18 May 2017 to 19 May 2017 Workshop

Ampliative Reasoning in the Sciences

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...

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2016
27 October 2016 to 29 October 2016 Workshop

Agency and Causation: Formal and Conceptual Issues

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...

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6 May 2016 to 7 May 2016 Workshop

Logical and Methodological Analysis of Scientific Reasoning Processes

This is the start-up workshop of the FWO-sponsored scientific research network on Logical and Methododological Analysis of Scientific Reasoning Processes. Representatives of the participating centres will present their main research lines. The participaing centres are...

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2015
13 November 2015 to 14 November 2015 Workshop

50 Shapes of Scientific Explanation

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...

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18 May 2015 Doctoral defense

Evaluating the aims and methods of defining art: a metaphilosophical investigation regarding the question 'what is art?'

Doctoral defence Annelies Monseré. Promotor: Erik Weber.
7 May 2015 to 8 May 2015 Workshop

Explanation and Abduction: Logico-Philosophical Perspectives

Explanation is one of the central goals of scientific research and abduction is a type of inference in which explanation plays a key role. Thus far, most philosophers will agree. When we consider more specific claims, however, many questions are still open to debate. What...

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16 March 2015 Lecture

On two interesting properties of some reducts of the standard model of arithmetic

The so-called analytical hiearachy (of degrees of unsolvability) plays a very important role in foundations of mathematics. Its definition involves describing $Pi^1_n$-sets, for all positive natural numbers $n$. As a matter of fact, there are two popular ways to do this: 1...

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