4-7 July 2017, Poznań
Consisting of two workshops, Poznań Reasoning Week 2017 (PRW2017) brought together experts from various disciplines whose research offers both systematic and historical contributions to the study of individual – as well as group-reasoning processes. This particularly includes, but is not restricted to, modelling these processes formally.
Recent years have witnessed a cognitive turn in logic, resulting in the inclusion of research areas in, among others, cognitive science, psychology, and computer science into logic’s hard core. As a consequence, logic has become more capable of modelling actual cognitive activities of real rather than idealized agents.
Far from creating rivalry with mathematical logic, this marks a next step in the development of logic. But it also reminds us that logic had for many centuries entertained a close and rather natural relation to the study of human reasoning and, insofar as externalized reasoning is concerned, also to rhetoric and dialectic.
In 2017 we addressed:
- Edgar Onea Gáspár (University of Göttingen, Germany): Raising and answering questions in discourse and grammar [abstract]
- Emmanuel Genot (Lund University, Sweden): The Sherlock Holmes Sense of Revision [abstract]
- Jonathan Ginzburg (Université Paris-Diderot, France): How Questions Emerge [abstract]
- Andrzej Wiśniewski (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland): Basic concepts of Inferential Erotetic Logic in view of generalized entailment [abstract]
- Iris van Rooij (Radboud University and Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Nijmegen, The Netherlands): The tractability fallacy of bounded or ecological rationality [abstract]
- Patricia Rich (Philosophy, Hamburg University, Germany): Better Lessons from Ecological Rationality [abstract]
PRW2017 was endorsed by the Polish Society for Cognitive Science.