Analogical Reasoning in Science and Mathematics, October 26-28, 2018 at LMU Munich

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Deadline: 31.07.2018
Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Papers
Ort: LMU Munich
Datum: 26.10.2018
Uhrzeit: 09:00 Uhr
Ende: 28.10.2018 19:00
Veranstaltende Institution: MCMP

Analogy is a powerful, yet controversial, tool of scientific reasoning. Indeed, many achievements in the history of science and mathematics have been driven by analogical inferences. Moreover, one can formulate conjectures about domains into which one does not have empirical access just based on analogy with other known domains. Nonetheless, from a logical point of view analogical inferences do not yield conclusions with certainty. So, what is it that justifies the use of analogy in science and mathematics? And how reliable is analogical reasoning? This conference will address such open philosophical problems.


Call for abstracts


We invite the submission of extended abstracts for the conference. Submissions should include a title, a brief abstract (up to 200 words), and a full abstract (up to 1000 words), blinded for peer review. They should be PDF files, submitted by July 31, 2018 to the conference's EasyChair account: easychair.org/conferences/. We will select 4 submissions for presentation at the conference.

We are committed to fostering diversity and equality in our programs. Submissions from underrepresented groups are particularly welcome.

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