CFP: Williamson on Abductive Philosophy

Submission deadline: May 15, 2017

Conference date(s):
October 7, 2017

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Vienna Forum for Analytic Philosophy
Vienna, Austria

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In his paper “Abductive Philosophy” Timothy Williamson argues that philosophy already uses a broadly abductive methodology to some extent, and that it should use this methodolo- gy to a greater extent and in a more systematic and more self-aware way.This workshop aims at exploring this picture of philosophical methodology. It invites critical assessment of the merits of this approach, e.g. with respect to (but not restricted to)...

...its general viability as a methodology for philosophy, its revisionary potential and its compatibility with current methodology;...

...epistemic aspects like the apparent reliance of an abductive methodology on sim- plicity, elegance, and similar factors in ranking theories;...

...the use of abduction in philosophy and in mathematics etc.

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