Inductive Logic and Confirmation in Science

17-18 October 2013, University of Kent, Paris campus, France

Organisers: Juergen Landes, Jon Williamson


The workshop is addressed to all researchers (early and not so early career) in all disciplines with an interest in inductive logic and confirmation in science. PhD students are particularly encouraged to participate.

Invited speakers: Branden Fitelson (Rutgers), Jan-Willem Romeijn (Groningen).

The workshop is free and open to everyone with an interest in inductive logic and confirmation in science. To register simply drop an email to the organizers ( with your name and affilation.


Schedule for Thursday

  • 2:00 – 3:00 Branden Fitelson: Steps Toward a New Foundation for Comparative Confidence. acrobat
  • 3:00 – 3:40 Jonah Schupbach: Robustness Analysis as Explanatory Reasoning. acrobat
  • 3:40 – 4:00 Coffee
  • 4:00 – 4:40 Roberto Festa & Gustavo Cevolani: Matthew properties for incremental confirmation and the weak law of likelihood. acrobat
  • 4:40 – 5:20 Juergen Landes: Scoring Beliefs. acrobat
  • 5:20 – 6:00 David Miller: If You Must Do Confirmation Theory, Do It This Way. acrobat
  • Evening Dinner
Schedule for Friday
9:20 – 10:00 Tom Sterkenburg: Solomonoff Prediction in Philosophical Perspective. acrobat
10:00 – 10:40 Molly Kao: Old Quantum Theory and Theory Pursuit. acrobat
10:40 – 11:20 Teddy Groves: Developing Carnapian inductive logic. acrobat
11:20 – 11:40 Coffee
11:40 – 12:20 Einar Duenger Bøhn: Confirmation, Induction and Kinds. acrobat
12:20 – 13:20 Jan-Willem Romeijn: Frequentism as formal semantics. acrobat

Local Information

The conference will be held in class room 10 of the Reid Hall campus in Paris. Click here for a map. Click here for hotel availability.

Publication and Future Plans

A second workshop on inductive logic and confirmation in science will be organised by Jonah Schupbach and held in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the autumn of 2014. It is likely that selected papers from the two workshops will be published in an edited volume or a journal special issue. Please let Juergen Landes know if you would like to submit a paper to this volume.


We are very grateful to the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, and the University of Kent Centre for Reasoning for providing financial support.