[FOM] CfP: Conference on Logic and Philosophy of Science - CLPS13

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The Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science of Ghent University was founded 
in 1993. On occasion of its 20th anniversary the Centre organises an 
international Conference on Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLPS13) on the 
themes that are central to its research:

- Logical analysis of scientific reasoning processes

- Methodological and epistemological analysis of scientific reasoning 

Conference dates: 16-18 September 2013

Keynote talks will be given by Diderik Batens (the founder of the Centre), 
three logicians (Natacha Alechina, Graham Priest, and Stephen Read), and three 
philosophers of science (Hanne Andersen, Hasok Chang and Jim Woodward).


We welcome submissions for contributed papers on every topic that falls within 
the scope of the two themes mentioned above.


Examples relating to the first topic are: logical analyses of paraconsistent 
reasoning, reasoning under uncertainty, defeasible reasoning, abduction, causal 
reasoning, induction, analogical reasoning, belief revision, theory change, 
conceptual change, erotetic reasoning, argumentation, ...


Examples relating to the second topic are: methodological and epistemological 
analyses of causation and mechanisms, scientific discovery, the structure of 
scientific theories and models, experiments and thought experiments, theory 
choice, theory dynamics, rationality, the social organisation of science, 
expertise, science policy, ....


On top of the keynote talks and the regular sessions with contributed papers, 
we will also schedule eleven special symposia with a limited number of papers:

- Logic and action (#1)

- Mathematics and computation: Historical and epistemological issues (#2)

- Causality in/and medicine (#3)

- Proofs, programs, procedures: formal and epistemic issues (#4)

- Analogy and metaphor in creative problem solving (#5)

- Rational disagreement in science (#6)

- Nominalism and its foes: formal methods (#7)

- Non-standard models of belief change (#8)

- Moral responsibility of scientists (#9)

- Functional analysis and explanation (#10)

- Solving/handling/avoiding paradoxes by means of non-classical logics (#11)

Each symposium is organised by one or two post-doctoral researchers of the 
CLPS, and it is possible to submit a paper for these symposia. The description 
of the symposia can be found here (link).


If you want to present a paper at CLPS13, please upload an abstract in PDF 
format (between 500 and 1000 words) to: https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?
conf=clps13 before 1 April 2013. You will be asked to choose between one of the 
following submission categories:

- Logical analysis of scientific reasoning processes

- Methodological and epistemological analysis of scientific reasoning 

- Symposium submission

If you submit an abstract for a symposium, don’t forget to mention the 
symposium number in the title.


If you do not have an EasyChair account you can create one here:



All abstracts will be refereed by the programme committee. Notification of 
acceptance will be given by 15 May 2013.

All further information (e.g. accommodation, registration, maps) can be found 
on the conference website: http://www.clps13.ugent.be/

The programme will be available on the website by 1 July 2013.



1 April 2013: deadline for submission of abstracts

15 May 2013: notification of acceptance

1 July 2013: programme online

16-18 September 2013: conference

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