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Tools from logic and mathematics have played a central role\n in models of human beliefs, of human d esires and preferences and\n indeed the actio ns which are based on them. However, beliefs,\n preferences and perhaps even desires change. Th us the\n development, which has been greatly accelerated in recent times,\n of extensions of the logical and mathematical techniques to\n account for the problems of change. However, as different\n paradigms (AGM theory and dynami c logic in the 'logic' camp,\n Bayesian updat e and Jeffrey conditionalisation in the\n pro bability camp, to take just a few examples of theo ries of\n belief change) jostle to impose the mselves, it is perhaps the\n moment to take a step back and ask: what do we want from a\n theory of change?\n

\nThis quest ion-as philosophical and methodological as it is\n technical-is at the heart of this colloquium / workshop. The aim\n is to bring together s pecialists working on the problem of\n attitu de change, from a wide range of paradigms, to pres ent and\n discuss their views on the objectiv es of theories of change. The\n ambition is t o identify the main issues for theories of change, \n and clarify the major positions one could hold concerning the\n project of understandin g or modelling attitude change.\n

\n \ n \nFor more information, see the co nference website\n at http://www.fl u.cas.cz/colloquium\n or contact colloquium at f lu.cas.cz.\n

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