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logic-for-human-reasoning-Munich-Germany
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SUMMARY:Workshop 'The relevance of logic for human
reasoning', Munich, Germany
DTSTART;VALUE=DATE:20161118
DTEND;VALUE=DATE:20161119
LOCATION:Munich, Germany
DESCRIPTION:Much has been discussed lately about t
he relevance of formal logic (including probabilit
y theory) to the normativity of reasoning, as well
as to the psychology of reasoning. Is it correct
to diagnose human ratiocinative/argumentative perf
ormance as rational or irrational on the basis of
claims about logical validity or consistency? Does
the fact that we sometimes fail to comply to cert
ain logical standards in an apparently rational wa
y show that logic is irrelevant to the norms of th
ought? Following Harman (1986), one might reach th
e conclusion that logic is not specially relevant
to reasoning after all. Or, maybe, logic is specia
lly relevant to human reasoning -- but not in the
way we initially thought. Relatedly, logic and pro
bability theory are extensively used by psychologi
sts to model and make predictions about inferentia
l performances. The workshop is intended to foster
investigation about these and related topics.
X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\n Much has been
discussed lately about the relevance of forma
l logic (including probability theory) to the *
normativity* of reasoning, as well as&nbs
p;to the *psychology* of reasoning. Is it c
orrect to diagnose human ratiocinative/argumentati
ve performance as rational or irrational on the ba
sis of claims about logical validity or consistenc
y? Does the fact that we sometimes fail to comply
to certain logical standards in an apparently rati
onal way show that logic is irrelevant to the norm
s of thought? Following Harman (1986), one might r
each the conclusion that logic is not specially re
levant to reasoning after all. Or, maybe, logic is
specially relevant to human reasoning -- but not
in the way we initially thought. Relatedly, logic
and probability theory are extensively used by psy
chologists to model and make predictions about inf
erential performances. The workshop is intend
ed to foster investigation about these and related
topics.

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URL:http://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de/ev
ents/workshops/container/relevance_of_logic/index.
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CONTACT:andreas.kapsner at lrz.uni-muenchen.de
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