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  • 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 .
  • 1 April 2020, Algebra|Coalgebra Seminar, Johannes Marti (online0

    Speaker: Johannes Marti
    Title: Unification in coalgebraic modal logics
    Date & Time: Wednesday 1 April 2020, 16:00-17:00
    Location: Online
    For more information, see http://events.illc.uva.nl/alg-coalg/ or contact Jan Rooduijn at .
  • 3 April 2020, DIP Colloquium, cancelled

    Speaker: Heather Burnett (CNRS)
    Date & Time: Friday 3 April 2020, 16:00-17:30