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Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

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8-10 March 2007, Confirmation, Induction and Science, London

Date: 8-10 March 2007
Location: London
Deadline: 1 October 2006

Opinions on confirmation and induction diverge wildly in philosophy of science. At one extreme are those such as the Bayesians, who believe that the true system of inductive logic has been found and all that needs to be resolved are the details. At the other are skeptics, such as some supporters of the underdetermination thesis, who hold that no logic can vindicate the level of support scientists claim for their best, mature theories, for, they urge, the real inductive import of evidence cannot be that decisive. Between these extreme are many intermediate positions, including the view that the very nature of inductive inference remains poorly understood. Our goal in this conference is to bring together representatives from as many of these viewpoints as possible in order to advance our understanding of this problem.

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The Programme Committee cordially invites all researchers to submit their papers for presentation. Submission deadline is 1 October 2006.

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