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19 - 21 October 2022, International Conference "Philosophical Perspectives on Sciences", Torun, Poland

Date: 19 - 21 October 2022
Location: Torun, Poland
Deadline: Saturday 30 April 2022

Our conference aims to address the role of hypothetical thinking in the formulation and development of scientific theories and models.Next year will mark the 550th anniversary of the birth of Nicolaus Copernicus. We think that it would be highly pertinent to discuss how our understanding of the role of hypotheses has changed since his time. Is the use of hypotheses still viable in current science, or has it been superseded by other scientific concepts or methods? The aim of our conference is to contribute to the dialogue between scientists, historians of science, philosophers of science, and logicians interested in scientific methods of reasoning.

Keynote Speakers: Stephen Barr (University of Delaware, USA) Carl Craver (Washington University in St. Louis, USA) Niccolo Guicciardini (University of Milan, Italy) Paweł Kawalec (Catholic University of Lublin, Poland) Emily Sullivan (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands) K. Brad Wray (Aarhus University, Denmark) Peter Vickers (Durham University, United Kingdom).

The conference welcomes formal and informal contributions on any aspects of hypothetical reasoning in science. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following: - Historical Issues in Formulation of Hypotheses - Predictive and Explanatory Power of Hypotheses - Formal Aspects of Hypothetical Reasoning - New Trends Disrupting Hypothesis Driven Science,

For more information, see https://ppshypothesis.umk.pl/.