Reasoning and Argumentation in Science
International Conference organized by
Benjamin Eva, Ph.D., Prof. Dr. Stephan Hartmann and Karolina Krzyżanowska, 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.
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.
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)
Evening Lecture on 31 May at 6.15 p.m.:
Prof. Christian List, Ph.D. (London) – "Levels: Descriptive, Explanatory, and Ontological"
Christian List is Professor
for Political Science and Philosophy at the London School of Economics and currently Visiting Fellow at CAS.
Location, Registration and Call for Abstracts
Location: CAS, Seestraße 13, 80802 München
Registration required. If you are interested in
participating please contact us until 15 May 2017:
Call for Papers: The call for papers has been closed.
Program "Reasoning and Argumentation in Science" (420 KByte)