Universiteit van Amsterdam


Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

31 May - 2 June 2017, Reasoning and Argumentation in Science, Munich, Germany

Date: 31 May - 2 June 2017
Location: Munich, Germany
Deadline: Wednesday 1 March 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.

Keynote Speakers: Catarina Dutilh Noaves, Christian List and Wayne Myrvold.

We invite submissions for presentations on any topic relating to reasoning and argumentation in science, broadly construed. Submissions should include both a short abstract (max. 100 words) and an extended abstract (500-1000 words), and should be made through our automatic submission system by 1 March, 2017. To submit, please prepare your abstract for blind review and follow the instructions on the webpage.