Universiteit van Amsterdam


Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

19 - 23 June 2017, Workshop "Context in the explanation and evaluation of human reasoning", Paris, France

Date: 19 - 23 June 2017
Location: Paris, France
Deadline: Saturday 31 December 2016

It is well known that human beings do not always reason correctly. There are various kinds of fallacies and biases with which we meet in ordinary life, and reasoning problems to which most people give wrong answers in experimental situations. While context has by now been recognized as playing a fundamental role in the philosophy of language as well as in other philosophical fields, its role in the debate about human rationality has not yet been explored systematically. The workshop intends to examine what is the role of context in various approaches to the explanation and the evaluation of reasoning, but also, more generally and ambitiously, whether and how the use of context in the explanation and the evaluation of reasoning can be made more systematic and effective (even to the aim of solving, or dissolving, the traditional puzzles of the rationality debate).

This workshop is part of the 10th International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context (Context-17). Workshop organizers: Marina Sbisà and Paolo Labinaz (University of Trieste).

We welcome presentation proposals from all relevant research fields on the following topics (broadly understood): argumentation and context, context and fallacies, context and the norms of reasoning, rationality and context, reasoning and cognitive development, reasoning and its evolutionary environment, reasoning and pragmatics, and reasoning and relativism. Submission due: December 31th, 2016.