Learning, Reasoning, and Cognition: Cognition and Action in a Social Setting

November 28, 2012 - November 30, 2012
Institute for Logic, Cognition, Language and Information, University of the Basque Country

Santamaria Centre at Donostia-San Sebastian, University Campus
Elhuyar Square 2
San Sebastián

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Selected speakers:

Mark Keane
University College Dublin
Boicho Kokinov
Sofia University
Alfred Mele
Florida State University
Albert Newen
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Joëlle Proust
Institut Jean Nicod
Douglas Walton
University of Windsor
Ronald de Sousa
University of Toronto

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This workshop provides a forum for the discussion of how to find good explanations for all kinds of phenomena in the broad field of social cognition and social action, with a particular emphasis on learning and reasoning, from the viewpoints of cognitive scientists and philosophers.

The purpose of this conference is twofold: firstly, to engage researchers with different backgrounds in a discussion on the relation between social action and cognition situated in a social setting, and secondly, to obtain a better theoretical understanding of what is learning by doing, and reasoning under the cognitive limitations of information processing and drawing inferences.


Learning, Reasoning, and Cognition
Cognition and Action in a social setting

Plenary Speakers:

Boicho Kokinov (Sofia), Conscious and Unconscious Processes in Decision Making and Analogy Making

Alfred Mele (Tallahassee, Florida), Intentionality and Responsibility (tentative)

Albert Newen (Bochum), Theory of Mind Abilities: The developmental paradox and its solution

Joëlle Proust (Paris), On the variety of epistemic norms in practical and theoretical reasoning (tentative)

Plenary Tutorials:

Ronald de Sousa (Toronto), Reasoning and Emotion in the Light of the Dual Processing Model of Cognition

Mark Keane (Dublin), Models of Analogy: What Are They Good For?

Organizing committee

Xabier Arrazola (ILCLI, Donostia), Mikel Haranburu (ILCLI, Donostia), Aitor Izagirre (ILCLI, Donostia), Luis A. Pérez (ILCLI, Donostia), Jose Valencia (UPV/EHU, Donostia), Sagrario Yarnoz (ILCLI, Donostia). 

Programme committee

Bruno Bara (Torino), Cédric Brun (Bordeaux), Angeles Eraña (México), Jesús Ezquerro (Donostia), Kepa Korta (Donostia), Lorena Gil de Montes (Donostia), Jesus M. Larrazabal (Chair, Donostia), Esther Mondragon (London), Carlos Moya (Valencia), Diana Pérez (Buenos Aires), Stuart Silvers (Clemson)

Important dates

Registration (from October 15 until November 14):

  • General: 150 euro
  • Students (verify): 75 euro

Further information

Prof. Jesus M. Larrazabal, Programme Committee (jesusmaria.larrazabal@ehu.es)
Ms. Juncal Araquistain, Registration (juncal.araquistain@ehu.es)

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November 14, 2012, 2:00pm CET

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