Models of Reasoning and Normativity

June 15, 2023 - June 16, 2023
Institute for Philosophy II, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Ruhr-Universität Bochum, SSC 2/107 (Studierenden Service Center)


  • Emmy Noether Research Group From Perception To Belief and Back Again


University of the Basque Country
Università degli Studi di Torino
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
University of Geneva
Oxford University
University of Amsterdam
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
King's College London
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München


Ruhr-Universität Bochum
University of Geneva
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München

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The workshop aims to bring together philosophers and psychologists working on issues related to reasoning, rationality, and norms. We are especially interested in the normative dimensions of psychological models of reasoning, but we also intend to cover more general topics, such as the nature of rationality, the relation between logic and reasoning, the normativity of inductive reasoning, or the adaptive character of human thinking.

Workshop Program:

Day 1    Thursday | 15.06.23

10:00 - 10:15 Opening

10:15 - 11:15  Nicole Cruz (Innsbruck) "What do people mean by 'If there is not beer then there is wine'?"

11:15 - 11:30 [break]

11:30 - 12:30  Karolina Krzyzanowska (Amsterdam) TBA

12:30 - 14:00  [90 min. lunch]

14:00 - 15:00 Corina Strößner (RUB) "Normative, descriptive and hybrid approaches to reasoning"

15:00 - 15:15 [break]

15:15 - 16:15  Javier Belastegui (MCMP, LMU) "How to construct your concepts: conceptual reasoning based on similarity judgements"

16:15 - 16:30 [break]

16:30 - 17:30 Borut Trpin (MCMP, LMU) "Models of Explanatory Power: A Coherentist Appraisal"

17:30 - 17:45 [break]

17:45 - 18:45 David Papineau (King's College) "Emotions, Decisions and Norms of Knowledge"

Day 2    Friday | 16.06.23

10:00 - 11:00 Gerhard Schurz (HHU) "The Principle of Total Evidence: Between Epistemic Optimality and Political Conflict"

11:00 - 11:15  [break]

11:15 - 12:15 De Benedetto (RUB) & Osta-Vélez (HHU) "The normative dimension of logical modeling"

12:15 - 13:30 [75 min. lunch]

13:30 - 14:30  Michal Hladky (Geneva) "All that glitters is not a deduction: What normativity for rational reconstructions?"

14:30 - 14:45  [break]

14:45 - 15:45 Vincenzo Crupi (Turin) "Norms vs. evidence in reasoning research"

15:45 - 16:00  [break]

16:00 - 17:00 Philipp Koralus (Oxford) "A question-based theory of human reason and benchmark for ChatGPT"

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June 14, 2023, 9:00am CET

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