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10-14 September 2008, "Logic of change, change of logic", Prague, Czech Republic

Date: 10-14 September 2008
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Deadline: 15 May 2008

Tools from logic and mathematics have played a central role in models of human beliefs, of human desires and preferences and indeed the actions which are based on them. However, beliefs, preferences and perhaps even desires change. Thus the development, which has been greatly accelerated in recent times, of extensions of the logical and mathematical techniques to account for the problems of change. However, as different paradigms (AGM theory and dynamic logic in the 'logic' camp, Bayesian update and Jeffrey conditionalisation in the probability camp, to take just a few examples of theories of belief change) jostle to impose themselves, it is perhaps the moment to take a step back and ask: what do we want from a theory of change?

This question-as philosophical and methodological as it is technical-is at the heart of this colloquium / workshop. The aim is to bring together specialists working on the problem of attitude change, from a wide range of paradigms, to present and discuss their views on the objectives of theories of change. The ambition is to identify the main issues for theories of change, and clarify the major positions one could hold concerning the project of understanding or modelling attitude change.

For more information, see the conference website at http://www.flu.cas.cz/colloquium or contact .

Philosophical and methodological contributions, and technical contributions with methodological or philosophical reflections are welcome. Deadline for submissions (extended): 15 May 2008.

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