Call for Papers: Scientific Reasoning in Action: From the Early Modern Period to 1900 (Ghent University, 10-12 October 2018; Deadline 7 September 2018)

29 augustus 2018

The international workshop ‘Scientific Reasoning in Action: From the Early Modern Period to 1900’ seeks to scrutinize scientific reasoning processes in actual scientific practice (induction, transduction, abduction, analogical and statistical reasoning, and, in general, reasoning from observational and experimental information, and collecting experientia and observation), ranging from the early modern period to 1900.

Submissions on all scientific disciplines during this period will be considered. Ideally, submissions should approach scientific reasoning processes from an Integrated History and Philosophy of Science perspective, i.e. they should integrate historical and philosophical perspectives in their analyses. More historically oriented submissions are however welcomed insofar as the material they cover has the potential to engender interesting philosophical analyses.

Keynote speakers

Maarten Van Dyck (Ghent University) and  Marij van Strien (Bergische Universität Wuppertal).

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 7 September  2018. Notification of acceptance: from 31 August 2018 on.


More information about the workshop (venue, registration, …) is available at The program will be available around 15 September.


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