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Reasoning and Argumentation in Science

International Conference organized by Benjamin Eva, Ph.D., Prof. Dr. Stephan Hartmann and Karolina Krzy┼╝anowska, Ph.D. (CAS Senior Researcher in Residence).

31.05.2017 – 02.06.2017

Progress in science is not only a matter of new models and theories, but also of new ways of reasoning and arguing for specific conclusions. In this conference, we focus on these epistemological features of science and consider the following questions: Which new reasoning and argumentation schemes do contemporary scientists use? How are these schemes justified, and how can they be assessed? Is it possible to come up with a unified normative theory of reasoning and argumentation in science? The conference focuses on reasoning and argumentation in the sciences in general, but there will also be a special focus on reasoning in specific natural and social sciences.

  1. Topics of the conference will include, but are not limited to: The general classification and analysis of patterns of reasoning and argumentation used in contemporary science.
  2. The philosophical and formal investigation of specific instances of the application of non-standard forms of reasoning and argumentation in the natural and social sciences.
  3. The application of logical and probabilistic methods to the study of scientific reasoning and argumentation.

Keynote Speakers: Catarina Dutilh Novaes (Groningen) • Christian List (LSE) • Wayne Myrvold (Western University)

Location, Registration and Call for Abstracts

Location: CAS, Seestraße 13, 80802 München
Registration required. If you are interested in participating please contact us:

Call for Papers: We invite submissions of both a short abstract (max. 100 words) and an extended abstract (500-1000 words) through our automatic submission system by 1 March 2017. To submit, please prepare your abstract for blind review, and save your extended abstract as a PDF file. Then follow the link to our Conference System.

  • Please note that first time users have to register as users of EasyChair.
  • The allocated time for delivering contributed papers at the conference will be 30 minutes, including discussion.
  • Submission Deadline: 1 March 2017
  • Notification of Acceptance: 20 March 2017

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