CfP: Learning Conditionals Workshop (LMU Munich, 2-3 February 2017)

Center for Advanced Studies, LMU Munich, invites participation for the following event:

Learning Conditionals Workshop

CAS, LMU Munich

February 2-3, 2017

Indicative conditionals, that is sentences of the form "If A, B" play an important role in our everyday and scientific reasoning as well as in argumentation, decision-making, and planning. It therefore should not come as a surprise that a lot of what we learn is conditional in form. What might come as a surprise, however, is that it is not entirely clear what learning a piece of conditional information amounts to. How do people adjust their beliefs upon learning a conditional? And how should a rational agent accommodate a new piece of conditional information? Finally, what are the desiderata that a descriptively correct theory of learning from conditionals should satisfy? Some attempts at answering these and related questions have been made, both within the tradition of qualitative belief revision and in Bayesian epistemology. It remains to be seen, however, whether any of the available models of learning fits all our intuitions and if they make correct, empirical predictions. This interdisciplinary workshop brings together philosophers, logicians, and psychologists interested in reasoning and argumentation, allowing them to share their unique perspectives and to discuss both descriptive and normative answers to these questions.

Dates and Deadlines: If you would like to participate in this event please send an email to before January 25, 2017.