The Epistemology of Reasoning

June 27, 2019 - June 29, 2019
CONCEPT, University of Cologne


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The Epistemology of Reasoning (CONCEPT, University of Cologne)

Epistemologists have been trying to answer a variety of questions about reasoning. When and why does reasoning transmit knowledge and/or justification? Is knowledge closed under competent deduction? Which role does logic play in the normativity of reasoning? What kinds of attitudes can one reason from/to, and what are the standards with which to properly assess different types of reasoning? They have also addressed questions about the very nature of reasoning. Does reasoning necessarily involve one's taking the premises to give support to the conclusion? Does it consist in following rules? How should we distinguish between reasoning, on the one hand, and non-inferential transitions, on the other? This conference will address these and related questions.

Call for papers: Please submit your abstract (max. 1500 words) by April 21, 2019. Abstracts should be sent by email to [email protected]. Travel and accommodation costs of accepted speakers will be fully covered.

Call for commentators: Additionally, we also invite early-career philosophers to make follow-up comments (15 minutes) on papers presented at the conference. Please send us an email manifesting your interest to be a commentator by April 21, 2019. Email address: [email protected]. Travel assistance (300 Euros) will be available for commentators.

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