ArgLab • Reading Group

On Peter Lipton (2009)

Lipton, P. 2009. Understanding without Explanation (Chapter 3).

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 exclusively online this Wednesday, January 11, from 4 to 5:30 PM (Lisbon time).

The group will be discussing the paper by Lipton, P. (2009). Understanding without Explanation (Chapter 3). In H.W. de Right, S. Leonell & K. Eigner (Eds.), Scientific Understanding (pp. 43-64). University of Pittsburgh Press.

To join the session on Zoom, use this link.

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