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Douglas Walton: A Dialectical Model of Scientific Discovery and Inquiry

When:Th 29-09-2011 15:15 - 17:00
Where:Faculty of Philosophy, Oude Boteringestraat 52, Groningen, room Alpha

Lecture by Douglas Walton (University of Windsor, Ontario, CA), organized by the Department of Theoretical Philosophy
Everybody welcome!

In this lecture, the Carneades argumentation system is used to model an example of the progress of scientific inquiry starting from a discovery phase. During the discovery phase, (a) data are collected, and used to construct hypotheses, (b) the hypotheses are tested... read more...