Institut für Philosophie


Reflective Equilibrium in Logic and Philosophy of Science

Donnerstag, 16.11.2017, 10:15 Uhr

How can verdicts about the logical validity of inferences be justified? How can we argue for logical theories? To answer these questions, Nelson Goodman suggested the method of reflective equilibrium in 1955. The main idea is that both our commitments to the validity of inferences as well as our logical theories are justified if they agree with each other, and that this agreement results from a process of mutually adjusting commitments and theories that try to systematize them. This idea was later discussed and further developed in different fields, most notably ethics, but also in theories of rationality, general epistemology, and philosophy of science. The aim of the workshop is to discuss and reassess the method of reflective equilibrium in light of recent developments and applications in logic and philosophy of science.

Veranstaltende: SGSLPS and the Philosophy of Science Program at the University of Bern
Redner, Rednerin: Claus Beisbart, University of Bern; Jaroslav Peregrin, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague; Stewart Shapiro, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; Vladimir Svoboda; Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
Datum: 16.11.2017
Uhrzeit: 10:15 - 17:45 Uhr
Ort: B-102
Schanzeneckstrasse 1
3012 Bern
Merkmale: Öffentlich