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4-5 November 2011, Workshop "Ceteris Paribus Laws and Reasoning", Lund, Sweden

Date: 4-5 November 2011
Location: Lund, Sweden

In Economics, as in many other disciplines, we find a multitude of general laws such as "an increase in the demand of a good leads to an increase of its price" which are supposed to hold only under the proviso that some possibly influencing factors are kept constant (ceteris paribus), absent ("uceteris absentibus") or irrelevant ("ceteris neglectibus"). Although being non-strict, since they allow for exceptions, these generalizations play a vital role in science as well as in everyday reasoning (e.g about preferences).

Recent work in modal logic witnesses an increasing activity in formal modeling and applications on this side. This workshop is meant to contribute from different sides to the debate around the status and the structure of ceteris paribus laws and reasoning and brings together researchers working in different areas of Philosophy of Science and Logics.

For more information, see http://www.fil.lu.se/conferences/conference.asp?id=48 or contact .

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