Universiteit van Amsterdam


Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

18 - 19 July 2017, Formal Models of Scientific Inquiry, Bochum, Germany

Date: 18 - 19 July 2017
Location: Bochum, Germany
Deadline: Saturday 1 April 2017

Throughout the last two decades philosophical discussions on scientific inquiry have increasingly utilized formal models. To this end a variety of formal models have been developed, starting from analytical ones to agent-based models that provide computer simulations of scientific inquiry. The aim of this conference is to bring together scholars working on different approaches to the formal modeling of scientific inquiry to discuss both different types of formal models and the prospects and limits of their usefulness for philosophy of science, social epistemology and science policy.

Keynote speakers: Gregor Betz (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Leah Henderson (University of Groningen) and Jason McKenzie Alexander (London School of Economics).

We invite contributions on these and related issues. Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract (500-1000 words) related to the above questions. An application for a special issue with the conference post-proceedings will be submitted to an internationally recognized journal.