ArgLab • Reading Group

Manuel Sanchís on Katrina Elliott (2021)

Elliott, K. (2021). Inference to the best explanation and the new size elitism

The Argumentation Lab (ArgLab) organizes a reading group on Explainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) and Inference to the Best Explanation (IBE). This reading group is part of the activities organized by the research group ANTIDOTE. The purpose of this reading group is to explore topics related, but not limited to, explanation in science and in language, methods of inquiry, and its application to artificial intelligence (explainability, interpretability, debugging, etc.). We will start reading classics in the literature on inference to the best explanation and move from there to more contemporary topics in AI and philosophy of science/language.

The next session of the reading group on XAI and IBE will take place this Wednesday, May 25th, from 4 to 5:30 PM (Lisbon time).

Manuel Sanchís will be the rapporteur, and the reading will be the following: Elliott, K. (2021). Inference to the best explanation and the new size elitism. Philosophical Perspectives, 35(1).

You can read the text here.

To join the session on Zoom, use this link (password: 820977).

If for whatever reason the Zoom link doesn’t work, the group will use Google Meet.

Each session will be led by a rapporteur, who will introduce the reading and spark discussion. Please write to if you are interested in taking part.