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CfP: Synthese Special Issue on the notion of “Reliability”


Guest Editors: Stefano Bonzio (UnivPM Ancona), Jürgen Landes (LMU Munich) and Barbara Osimani (UnivPM Ancona)

Current political, social and even scientific debates all hinge upon whether data, inferences and/or belief forming processes are reliable (the replication crisis and fake news are just tips of the iceberg). We are calling for philosophical/methodological contributions which help us through these difficult circumstances.
Given the variety of intertwined problems we are calling for contributions addressing the notion of reliability [broadly construed]. In particular, we are calling for contributions to

  • reliability, its uses and models in the sciences and methodologies (e.g., empirical, theoretical, social);
  • reliability in the philosophy of the sciences, including, among other approaches, formal epistemology;
  • traditional main-stream approaches to reliability;
  • reliability and the replication crisis and
  • reliable inference.

For further information, please contact the guest editors at stefano.bonzio@gmail.comjuergen or

The deadline for submissions is 11.11.2018. Please, submit your contributions via the editorial manager. Make sure to select this SI when selecting an article type.