Call for Abstracts: Reasoning and Analytic Methods 2017

The Department of Logic and Methodology of Sciences (Comenius University in Bratislava) announces a conference dedicated to reasoning and analytic methods that are used in philosophy and other humanities and social sciences.

The aim of the conference is to enhance understanding of various conceptual and analytic tools or methods used across disciplines, including different forms of cognitively relevant non-deductive arguments.

Those interested in this topic are encouraged to submit contributions concerning some of the following (or related) issues:

  • abductive reasoning as a logic of discovery / justification
  • evaluation of inductive arguments
  • ‘possible worlds’ as conceptual instruments
  • argumentation schemes
  • physics, metaphysics and (non-)classical logics
  • conceptual methods in philosophy
  • thought experiments and armchair methodology

The conference will be held at the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University in Bratislava, on April 27–28, 2017. The organization of the conference is supported by APVV project No. 0149-12 “Analytic Methods in Social Sciences and Humanities”.


Blinded abstracts of 200-300 words should be submitted to Please also attach a separate cover page with your name, affiliation and contact information.

Deadline for submissions: November 30, 2016.
Notification of acceptance/rejection: January 15, 2017.

Organizing committee:

Lukáš Bielik (Comenius University); Juraj Halas (Comenius University), Vladimír Marko (Comenius University), Marián Zouhar (Comenius University)

Program committee:

František Gahér (Comenius University), Igor Hanzel (Comenius University), Fredrik Haraldsen (Slovak Academy of Sciences), Miloš Kosterec (Comenius University), Vladimír Marko (Comenius University), Martin Vacek (Slovak Academy of Sciences), Marián Zouhar (Comenius University).

In case of any further questions, please let us know: bielikluc at gmail dot com.