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Workshop & Young Researchers Days in Logic, Philosophy and History of Science


When & where:
September 12, 2008, Palais des Académies, Brussels.
Scientific committee: Diderik Batens (UGent), Marc Demey (UGent), Paul Gochet (ULg), Dominique Lambert (FUNDP),
Thierry Libert (ULB), Pierre Marage (ULB), Patricia Radelet (UCL), Jan Roegiers (KUL), Sonja Smets (VUB), JeanPaul Van Bendegem (VUB), Geert Vanpaemel (KUL), Erik Weber (UGent).
Organizing committee: Thierry Libert, Pierre Marage, Geert Vanpaemel, Erik Weber.
Program: Monday September 1st :
9h: Registration 9h30: Welcome 9h4510h45: Plenary lecture by Stathis Psillos, Empiricist Conceptions of Laws of Nature [abstract] Coffee break 11h1512h15: Plenary lecture by Dominique Pestre, History of Science Today Lunch break 14h15h30: Contributed papers Coffee break 16h17h30: Contributed papers Tuesday September 2nd:
9h10h30: Contributed papers Coffee break 11h12h30: Contributed papers Lunch break 14h1515h15: Plenary lecture by Hannes Leitgeb, Logic and Probability [abstract] Coffee break 15h4516h45: Plenary lecture by Isabelle Stengers, Science: between History and Logic Each time slot of contributed
papers will be
scheduled in 3 parallel sessions (logic / philosophy of science /
history of science), with 3 talks per session and per discipline. Each talk is 25 min + 5
min for discussion.
Plenary lectures: Stathis Psillos, Empiricist Conceptions of Laws of Nature: This paper offers a framework for empiricist conceptions of laws of
nature based on the following three negative principles that have been
entertained by empiricists. Hannes Leitgeb, Logic and Probability: We will deal with ways of studying and applying probability theory from a logical point of view. On the probabilistic side, this leads us to an investigation of (unary) absolute probability measures and (binary) conditional probability measures on propositional or firstorder languages. In particular, we will show (i) how the standard axioms of probability may be justified in terms of "closeness to the truth", (ii) how logical truth can be pinned down by purely probabilistic means, (iii) how conditional probability measures on formulas may be represented as limits of ratios of absolute probability measures on formulas, (iv) what a probabilistic semantics for conditional logic looks like, (v) how a probabilistic theory of truth for semantically closed languages can be developed, and finally (vi) how models for higherorder probabilities, probabilistic reflection principles, and typefree probability can be constructed.
 Richard Dietz
(KUL): On Weatherson on Generalising Kolmogorov
 Salima Djerrah (UCL): Le principe de contradiction estil un principe logique ?  Laurent Dubois (ULB): Lambda Theory  Jan Heylen (KUL): Carnapian Arithmetic with Descriptions  Hans Lycke (UGent): The Adaptive Logics Approach to Abduction  Julien Maréchal (UCL): How to Contextualize: Some Simple, Some Complicated Ways  Francesca Poggiolesi (VUB): Two Cutfree Sequent Calculi for Modal Logic S5  Giuseppe Primiero (UGent): Constructive Modalities for Information  Sébastien Richard (ULB): The Problem of the Formalisation of Husserl's Theory of Parts and Wholes  Damien Servais (UCL): Les cardinaux ambigus  Dunja Seselja (UGent): An Adaptive Logic Framework for Abstract Argumentation  Christian Strasser (UGent): An Adaptive Logic for Conditional Obligations and Deontic Dilemmas
 Rogier De Langhe (UGent): Trading off explanatory virtues
 Isabelle Drouet (UGent): Probabilistic Theories and Levels of Causality  Steffen Ducheyne (UGent): Kant and Whewell on Bridging Principles between Metaphysics and Science  Nathalie Gontier (VUB): The Representational Approach in Language Origin Studies  Nathanaël Laurent (FUNDP): Critical Approach of the Notion of Function and Attempt to Redefine the Limits of the Knowledge of the Living Beings  Bert Leuridan (UGent): The IARC, Mechanistic Evidence and the Precautionary Principle  Agnieszka Rostalska (UGent/University of Gdansk): Modal Logic & Philosophy: a case study  Swinburne's modal argument for the existence of souls  Federica Russo (UCL): Variational Causal Claims in Epidemiology  Rafał Urbaniak (UGent): Capturing Dynamic Conceptual Frames  Arne Vangheluwe (UCL): Miracles in an Essentialist Perspective
 Paloma de la Vallee (UCL): When General Mechanics meet Scientia
Navalis: Ship Stability
 Liesbeth De Mol (UGent): Mancomputer interaction. An analysis of what it was, is and could be  Ronny Desmet (VUB): Minkowski's Influence on Whitehead  Astrid Elbers (UGent): Experiments in Descartes' Les Météores  Sandra Mols (FUNDP): Disseminating electronics: Bell Telephone Manufacturing Company and the emergence of electronic computing research in Belgium  Sébastien Moureau (UCL): The "De anima in arte alchemiae" of PseudoAvicenna  Jurgen Naets (KUL): How to define a number? A general epistemological account of Simon Stevins (15481620) art of defining  Sylvie Neven (ULg): The Strasbourg Family Text : mediaeval artists’recipes books as sources for historical study of art technology  Sofie Onghena (KUL): De wetenschapper als publieke weldoener Beeldvorming van Belgische Provinciale Instituten voor Bacteriologie (ca. 19001940)  Eva Pieters (UGent): "Clear moon, frost soon": A comparative study of meteorological pratices in the Low Countries (15501850)  Raffaella Toncelli (ULB): Geometry and the Theory of Relativity This event is supported by:
