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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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13 March 2015 Lecture

Capturing natural properties of probability spaces in probability logic

A number of probability logics have been suggested over the last several decades. However most of them (we shall limit our attention to non-model-theoretic ones, i.e. those with finite syntax) fail to capture natural properties of probability spaces—such as `being finite...

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12 January 2015 Doctoral defense

Interests and epistemic integrity in science: a new framework to assess interest influences in scientific research processes

Doctoral defence Jan De Winter. Promoters: Erik Weber and Jeroen Van Bouwel.
2014
24 November 2014 to 25 November 2014 Workshop

International Workshop: Feminist Philosophy of Science

Invited keynote speaker is Stéphanie Ruphy (Université Pierre Mendès Greboble, France).
24 October 2014 Workshop

Workshop Inconsistencies in Scientific Reasoning

"Inconsistencies in Scientific Reasoning'' is a one day workshop organized by the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLPS) at Ghent University (http://logica.ugent.be/centrum). The workshop aims at exploring two closely related issues. First, the...

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12 July 2014 to 15 July 2014 Conference

DEON 2014: 12th International Conference on Deontic Logic

The biennial DEON conferences are designed to promote interdisciplinary cooperation amongst scholars interested in linking the formal-logical study of normative concepts and normative systems with computer science, artificial intelligence, philosophy, organization theory...

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8 July 2014 to 11 July 2014 Workshop

Trends in Logic XIV

Logicians have devoted considerable effort to applying formal methods to what are now considered core disciplines of analytic philosophy: philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of language and metaphysics. Researchers in these fields have been accused of sharpening their...

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