Inconsistencies in Scientific Reasoning

"Inconsistencies in Scientific Reasoning'' is a one day workshop organized by the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science (CLPS) at Ghent University ( The workshop aims at exploring two closely related issues. First, the descriptive question, how frequent and how significant inconsistencies in scientific reasoning are. This gives rise to the second question, what normative conclusions we can draw from such historical analyses. The latter issue concerns the methodological standards of scientific inquiry, as well as the question whether classical logic is sufficient for the explication of scientific reasoning, or whether specific non-classical logics are needed to this end.


Date: October 24th, 2014

Speakers: Diderik Batens, Joke Meheus, F.A. Muller, Marij van Strien, Peter Vickers

Organization: Dunja Sešelja (Ruhr-Universität Bochum) & Frederik Van De Putte (Ghent University)

Attendance is free, please contact us at in case you want to attend the workshop.