Universiteit van Amsterdam


Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

27 - 28 March 2017, Asymmetry in Causal Inference and Conditional Reasoning

Date: 27 - 28 March 2017
Time: 09:00-12:00
Location: Room BG2.008/BG2.012, University of Amsterdam, Turfdraagsterpad 15-17, Amsterdam
Target audience: philosophers, psychologists, logicians

This workshop explores the relation between causal inference and conditional/counterfactual inference. We will focus in particular on the asymmetric nature of both types of inference. We bring together expertise from philosophy, psychology and artificial intelligence to address the following questions:

  1. How to account for the relative ease of causal inference (reasoning from cause to effect) compared to diagnostic inference (reasoning from effect to cause)?
  2. Do we have to distinguish different reasoning strategies to interpret conditional sentences and how does this relate to the distinction between causal inference and diagnostic inference?
  3. Are Causal Models appropriate to account for 1. and for the analysis of conditionals?
For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/Workshops/ACICR2017/ or contact Katrin Schulz at .