Universiteit van Amsterdam


Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

CfP special issue of "Philosophies" on logic, inference, probability, and paradox

Deadline: Thursday 20 July 2017

Reasoning with uncertain knowledge is a growing area of interest, involving several tendencies, such as reasoning with non-standard theories of probability (e.g., theories of probability based on non-classical logics) and combining argumentation systems with probabilities or probabilistic semantics. All such tendencies and areas of investigation are naturally generalized to possibility systems and other credal calculi. This poses new and intriguing questions on the philosophy of probability and credal calculi in general, amplifying the discussions around the correct formal theories of probability and on the interpretations of probability, among the classical, logical, frequentist, propensity, and subjectivist (and possibly others). Dilemmas and paradoxes in probabilities and credal calculi are also a relevant area of research.

This Special Issue intends to contribute to the state-of-the-art of such research topics by gathering together the contribution of authors in interconnected areas including logical, mathematical and conceptual aspects. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. Guest Editors: Julio Stern Walter Carnielli Juliana Bueno-Soler.

All papers are invited in the following (non-exclusive) topics:
-interpretations of probability, possibility and other credal calculi
-philosophy of probability, possibility and other credal calculi
-probabilistic and possibilistic argumentation and inference
-probability, possibility and uncertain reasoning
-paradoxes in probability, possibility and other credal calculi