How Should We Reason? Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives (October 12-13 2023)
Idea & Motivation
According to a long-standing insight going back to Hume, the normative and the descriptive are distinct in kind, so that it is wrong to conclude “is” from “ought” or vice versa. And yet, in a variety of contexts, the normative and the descriptive seem to be closely intertwined in many ways. Accordingly, the relationship between the two is as yet poorly understood. This is detrimental not only to philosophical efforts at normativity, but also to descriptive research that draws on normative concepts. This workshop will comprehensively discuss this intertwining. In particular, we are interested in exploring different theoretical frameworks for theory building and examining case studies associated with new normative challenges. In doing so, the workshop will not least promote interdisciplinary dialogue on human reasoning and argumentation. The workshop is part of the AHRC-DFG funded project “Normative vs. Descriptive Accounts in the Philosophy and Psychology of Reasoning and Argumentation: Tension or Productive Interplay? ”.
- Nevin Climenhaga (ACU)
- Finnur Dellsen (Iceland)
- Stefanie Egidy (MPI for Collective Goods, Bonn)
- Magdalena Małecka (Aarhus)
- Wolfgang Spohn (Konstanz)
- Katya Tentori (Trento)
Call for Papers
We have a few spots for contributed speakers. If you are interested in presenting your paper (20 min presentation/10 min discussion) at the workshop, please send a short abstract (about 100 words, no references) and an extended abstract of 1000-1500 words (including references) to borut.trpin AT lrz.uni-muenchen.de by July 1, 2023.
Please use the subject line “Submission: How should we reason?”, and do not forget to include your name and institutional affiliation in the main text of the email.
A two-day workshop. Invited speakers speak 75 min, contributed speakers 30 min. We allow for plenty of time for informal discussions.
To register, please send a message to Borut Trpin borut.trpin AT lrz.uni-muenchen.de by September 10, 2023.
How to get to the venue by public transport
Train: Arrival at München Hauptbahnhof (Munich Main Station) or München Ostbahnhof (Munich East Station), then take the S-Bahn to Marienplatz and from there the U3 or U6 to stop Universität. To plan your travel, visit https://mvv-muenchen.de .
S-Bahn (City train): All lines to Marienplatz, then U-Bahn.
U-Bahn (Metro): Line U3/U6, stop Universität.
Bus: Line 53, stop Universität.
Arrival by plane:
From Airport Munich take the S-Bahn S1 or S8 to Marienplatz and then proceed with the U-Bahn U3/U6 to stop Universität (University). By taxi the distance from the airport to the university is around 30km.
- Borut Trpin (MCMP/LMU Munich)
- Stephan Hartmann (MCMP/LMU Munich)
- Ulrike Hahn (Birkbeck and MCMP/LMU)
The workshop is part of the AHRC-DFG funded project “Normative vs. Descriptive Accounts in the Philosophy and Psychology of Reasoning and Argumentation: Tension or Productive Interplay? ”.