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4 March 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Gabriele Pulcini

Speaker: Gabriele Pulcini
Title: From Complementary Logic to Proof-Theoretic Semantics
Date & Time: Wednesday 4 March 2020, 16:00-17:00
Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg/ or contact Jan Rooduijn at .

5 March 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Dean McHugh

Speaker: Dean McHugh
Title: Causality = time + modality + effective difference-making
Date & Time: Thursday 5 March 2020, 16:30-18:30
Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

6 March 2020, Anne Troelstra Memorial Event 2020

Date & Time: Friday 6 March 2020, 09:30-18:00
Location: The Euler room, Amsterdam Science Park Congress Centre, Sciencepark 105, 1098 XG, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

On Friday the 6th of March the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation is organising a memorial event in honour of Anne Troelstra.

For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/Workshops/troelstra2020/ or contact Benno van den Berg at .

10 March 2020, joint EXPRESS-DiP Colloquium, cancelled

Date & Time: Tuesday 10 March 2020, 16:00-17:30
For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/DIP-Colloquium/event/35151/ or contact Leila Bussiere at .

11 March 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Marianna Girlando

Speaker: Marianna Girlando (Inria Saclay - LIX)
Title: Nested sequents for the logic of conditional belief
Date & Time: Wednesday 11 March 2020, 16:00-17:00
Location: Room F3.20, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam
For more information, see https://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg or contact Jan Rooduijn at .

11 March 2020, DiP Colloquium / Logic of Conceivability Seminar, cancelled

Date & Time: Wednesday 11 March 2020, 16:00-17:30

12 March 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Michael Mäs

Speaker: Michael Mäs (Department of Sociology and the ICS, University of Groningen)
Title: Do Filter Bubbles Foster Opinion Polarization?
Date & Time: Thursday 12 March 2020, 16:30-18:00
Location: Online

LIRa has switched to an online-only format, using the platform zoom.us. Contact in case you have questions about the new format. The link for the e-seminar session is: https://zoom.us/j/424666901?pwd=RDEydDA5dEszV3p4Tmc2ZHo4YlNudz09

13 March 2020, Causal Inference Lab reading group

Date & Time: Friday 13 March 2020, 14:00-15:00
Location: Room F2.02 (Post-Doc meeting room), ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

The Causal Inference Lab reading group will meet this Friday afternoon to discuss the problem of causal selection (when moral and other factors influence what events are selected as causes). We will discuss Thomas Icard, Jonathan Kominsky & Joshua Knobe's 2017 paper 'Normality and actual causal strength' [doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2017.01.010] [preprint]

Everyone with an interest in causal reasoning is very welcome to join the discussion.

For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/cil/page_Reading-Group/ or contact Dean McHugh at .

13 March 2020, MLC Seminar, cancelled

Date & Time: Friday 13 March 2020, 16:00-17:30

13 March 2020, Cool Logic, Flavia Nährlich

Speaker: Flavia Nährlich
Title: Comparative Illusions - How one sentence can challenge fundamental principles in linguistics.
Date & Time: Friday 13 March 2020, 18:45-19:45
Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

Certain comparative sentences like "More people have been to Russia than I have." are known as so-called comparative illusions. Native speakers of English judge these statements as acceptable, i.e. report that they are proper English sentences with a coherent interpretation. However, it turns out that people struggle to articulate that interpretation. In fact, it is not clear at all if there is a coherent meaning that we can assign or where the illusion of grammatical correctness originates from. This challenges some of our most basic assumptions about language architecture, like that we perceive sentences veridically, interpret them fully and that sentence form and meaning are tightly coupled. During the talk, I will present a possible solution for all these problems, the category mismatch hypothesis, I developed based on existing experimental data and some German examples.

For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/coollogic/talks/114 or contact Cool Logic at .

16 March 2020, AUC Logic Lectures Series, cancelled

Date & Time: Monday 16 March 2020, 18:00-19:00
For more information, contact Dora Achourioti at .

18 March 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, cancelled

Date & Time: Wednesday 18 March 2020, 16:00-17:00
For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg/ or contact Jan Rooduijn at .

18 March 2020, DiP Colloquium, cancelled

Date & Time: Wednesday 18 March 2020, 16:00-17:30

19 March 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), Mina Young Pedersen (online)

Speaker: Mina Young Pedersen
Title: Logical analyses of polarization and echo chamber
Date & Time: Thursday 19 March 2020, 16:30-18:00
Location: Online

20 March 2020, MLC Seminar, Milica Denić

Speaker: Milica Denić
Title: Complexity/informativeness trade-off in the domain of indefinite pronouns
Date & Time: Friday 20 March 2020, 16:00-17:30
Location: Online

This talk will be delivered in an online-only format, via the platform Zoom. To join the meeting, please click the following link: https://zoom.us/j/773519367.

26 March 2020, Logic and Interactive Rationality (LIRa), cancelled

Speaker: Roberto Giuntini
Date & Time: Thursday 26 March 2020, 16:30-18:00

(New) 27 March 2020, Causal Inference Lab reading group (online)

Date & Time: Friday 27 March 2020, 14:00-15:00
Location: Online, via Zoom

The Causal Inference Lab reading group will meet this Friday to discuss two papers on the problem of causal selection (determining how people select, from a myriad of events, only some as causes). We will discuss two papers: Julia Driver (2008), Attributions of causation and moral responsibility [copy of book chapter], and Christopher Hitchcock & Joshua Knobe (2009), Cause and norm [doi:10.5840/jphil20091061128] [preprint].

Everyone with an interest in causal inference is very welcome to join!

For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/cil/page_Reading-Group/ or contact Dean McHugh at .

27 March 2020, MLC Seminar, Patricia Mirabile (online)

Speaker: Patricia Mirabile
Title: Abductive conditionals as a test case for inferentialism
Date & Time: Friday 27 March 2020, 16:00-17:30
Location: Online, via Zoom

Patricia Mirabile, a new PostDoc at the ILLC, will present this Friday via Zoom at the Meaning, Language and Cognition (MLC) seminar.  To join the meeting, please click the following link: https://zoom.us/j/703591008

For more information, see http://projects.illc.uva.nl/LoLa/MLC-Seminar/event/35143/ or contact Dean McHugh at .

30 March - 1 April 2020, Workshop "The wisdom and madness of crowds: argumentation, information exchange and social interaction"

Date & Time: 30 March - 1 April 2020, 18:00
Location: Online
Deadline: Sunday 26 January 2020

Argumentation and exchange of information help groups to coordinate, deliberate and decide. On the other hand, debates often generate detrimental large-scale phenomena such as polarization, informational cascades and echo-chambers, where the behavior of entire groups shifts in seemingly irrational ways.

Understanding the deep mechanisms of informational and social influence that underlie these phenomena in the age of social media is a challenge that engages methods from different disciplines, including philosophy, artificial intelligence, computer and social sciences and psychology.

This workshop brings together scholars with different theoretical approaches. Its broader aim is to foster an interdisciplinary understanding of the mechanisms that determine the behavior of individuals in a social context from multiple perspectives. The workshop will last two and a half days. The first half-day of it will be dedicated to an introductory seminar on abstract argumentation, held by Professor Pietro Baroni (Brescia).

Due to the spreading of COVID-19, this workshop will be held online as a video-conference-only.

For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/workshop-arginfoexchange/home or contact Carlo Proietti at .

30 March - 1 April 2020, Workshop "The wisdom and madness of crowds: argumentation, information exchange and social interaction"

Date & Time: 30 March - 1 April 2020, 18:00
Location: Online
Deadline: Sunday 26 January 2020

Argumentation and exchange of information help groups to coordinate, deliberate and decide. On the other hand, debates often generate detrimental large-scale phenomena such as polarization, informational cascades and echo-chambers, where the behavior of entire groups shifts in seemingly irrational ways.

Understanding the deep mechanisms of informational and social influence that underlie these phenomena in the age of social media is a challenge that engages methods from different disciplines, including philosophy, artificial intelligence, computer and social sciences and psychology.

This workshop brings together scholars with different theoretical approaches. Its broader aim is to foster an interdisciplinary understanding of the mechanisms that determine the behavior of individuals in a social context from multiple perspectives. The workshop will last two and a half days. The first half-day of it will be dedicated to an introductory seminar on abstract argumentation, held by Professor Pietro Baroni (Brescia).

Due to the spreading of COVID-19, this workshop will be held online as a video-conference-only.

For more information, see https://sites.google.com/view/workshop-arginfoexchange/home or contact Carlo Proietti at .