Inconsistency in Factual Science

Workshop organized by Luis Felipe Bartolo Alegre, UNMSM: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Perú

Traditional epistemology has always rejected inconsistency on the grounds of the ex contradictione quodlibet (ECQ) logical principle. Since by ECQ, any proposition would follow from a contradiction, an inconsistent science would be uninformative and useless. Paraconsistent logics, by restricting ECQ, make it possible that at least some inconsistent science be not useless in this sense. Moreover, scholars like da Costa and Priest have even defended the possibility of corroborating contradictory propositions about the world.

In this workshop we discuss the problem that inconsistency poses to factual/empirical science, and what would it mean to accept inconsistent science. This includes the three types of inconsistency advanced by Gotesky, Bartelborth and Priest: i.e. inconsistencies (i) between a theory and data, (ii) between two different theories, and (iii) internal to a theory.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Maria del Rosario (University of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro)

Andres Bobenrieth (Valparaiso University, Chile)


SCHEDULE


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2019 MORNING

- 09h30 10h15 INTRODUCTION: Luis Felipe Bartolo Alegre (UNMSM), "A map of the research on IiFS"

- 10h15 11h00 KEYNOTE TALK: María del Rosario Martínez-Ordaz (UNAM/UFRJ), "The ignorance behind inconsistency toleration"

- 11h00 11h30 COFFEE BREAK

- 11h30 12h00 Ingolf Max (AML), "Types of inconsistencies in multi-dimensional logics and a linguistic application"

- 12h00 12h30 Paul Femenia (UNSJ), "Determination of inconsistency of a search engine through the amount of entries: Proposed solution"

- 12h30 13h00 Daniele Mundici (UniFI), "Consistent and inconsistent probability"

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2019 AFTERNOON

- 14h30 15h15 KEYNOTE TALK: Andrés Bobenrieth (University of Valparaiso, Chile), "Talking about whether the world is contradictory or not is, at least, a categorical mistake: Bases for an antirealistic stand about inconsistencies"

CALL FOR PAPERS. WE INVITE SUBMISSIONS OF PROPOSALS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED, TO:

- Historical or logical studies of (allegedly) inconsistent factual theories

- Historical or logical studies of (allegedly) inconsistent technical or formal theories with applications to factual science

- The logical possibility of inconsistent factual theories

- The problem of testing inconsistent factual theories

- Acceptance and rejection of inconsistent factual theories

- Types of inconsistency in factual science


SEND A ONE PAGE ABSTRACT TO luis.bartolo@unmsm.edu.pe BY NOVEMBER 1st, 2019.

with subject creativity:abstract. Indicate your name, title of the contribution and affiliation in the email body. Answers to proposals are going to be given within three days after submission.

Abstracts are welcome in Portuguese, English, Spanish and French, which are the official languages of the event. However, abstracts in German and Italian are also welcome in the evaluation phase, provided the final abstract and lecture are in any of the official languages