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Event: Workshop: Reasoning about Evidence: Logical, Philosophical and Historical Perspectives

Event date November 04, 2019 - November 06, 2019
Submission deadline September 15, 2019
Location Belgium
Host(s) Ghent University
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Workshop on

Reasoning about Evidence: Logical, Philosophical and Historical Perspectives


Ghent University, 4-6 November 2019 

The scope of this workshop
Evidence is core to practices across the sciences, and it can be studied by philosophers from at least three perspectives: formal (philosophical logic, probability theory), methodological (philosophy of science, epistemology) and historical (integrated history & philosophy of science). We aim at a workshop sharing contributions from all these perspectives.

Examples of topics of interest therefore include:
•How evidence is treated in different areas of scientific research
•The treatment of evidence through time
•Modelling evidence and evidence for models
•How to make the best of poor evidence
•Formal challenges for evidence
•Treatment of evidence by significant scientists and philosophers, historical and contemporary
•Reasoning about inconsistent evidence
•Integrated reasoning about diverse kinds of evidence
•Evidence about the past
•Value-ladenness and evidence

Keynote speakers
François Claveau (Université de Sherbrooke)
Jutta Schickore (Indiana University Bloomington)
Federica Russo (Universiy of Amsterdam)

How to submit an abstract
We welcome submissions on any topic that fits into the scope as described above. Send your abstract of 300 to 500 words to:  before 15 September 2019.
Notification of acceptance: 23 September 2019.

More information about the workshop (venue, registration, …) is available at The program will be available around 1 October.

This workshop is organized by the scientific research network Logical and Methodological Analysis of Scientific Reasoning Processes (LMASRP) which is sponsored by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO).
All information about the network can be found at
An overview of the previous workshops of the network can be found at

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