18 - 19 May 2017, Workshop on Ampliative Reasoning in the Sciences, Gent, Belgium
Charles Peirce introduced the term 'ampliative' for reasoning in which the conclusion of an argument goes beyond that what is already contained in its premises. The workshop is devoted to the philosophical analysis of different forms of ampliative reasoning as they occur in scientific practice, such as abduction, inductive generalisation, reasoning by analogy and causal reasoning. We aim at a mix of contributions from formal, methodological and historical perspectives.
Keynote speakers: Chiara Ambrosio, Ulrike Hahn and Bert Leuridan.
We welcome submissions on any topic that fits into the scope as described above.