[lit-ideas] Re: Fwd: Prague colloquium 08

  • From: "portable [+1]9195997065 palma@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <palma@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: Bev Hogue <hogueb@xxxxxxxxxxxx>, colloquium@xxxxxxxxxx, David Ritchie <ritchierd@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Eric Yost <mr.eric.yost@xxxxxxxxx>, Franz Huber <Franz.Huber@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, lit-ideas-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, philosop@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, wokshevs@xxxxxx, lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 14:11:08 -0400 (EDT)

well, and to keep supposing, if the argument were to turn out to be
reductio and Kant turns out to be wrong?

On Wed, 7 May 2008 wokshevs@xxxxxx

> Something very odd about this kind of inquiry. If Kant was right about the
> principle of the "spontaneity of reason" as a necessary presupposition of all
> inquiry and argumentation - i.e., our intellectual and moral capacities must 
> be
> free from external determination for inquiry or argument to be possible - then
> isn't the kind of "modeling of belief and action" being pursued in the studies
> below doomed to failure?
> Also, if such models ARE valid in some sense, then wouldn't they also include
> in
> their scope the activities of modeling itself? And if so, doesn't this
> reflexivity serve to impugn the truth or accuracy or validity of these models'
> results? ("It has been shown that 74.6753% of all statistical findings are
> either wrong or misleading or damn lies or at least 2 or all 3 of the above.")
> Important questions about the meaning of "cognitive change" both
> philosophically
> and educationally, I believe.
> Walter C. Okshevsky
> Chair,
> Department of Probabilistic Morality and Human Agency
> Odessa Institute of Human Engineering
> Odessa, Russia
> ----- Forwarded message from Franz Huber <Franz.Huber@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> -----
>     Date: Tue, 06 May 2008 22:35:25 +0200
>     From: Franz Huber <Franz.Huber@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: Franz Huber <Franz.Huber@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>  Subject: Prague colloquium 08
>       To: philosop@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Logic of change, change of logic
> Villa Lanna, Prague, 10-14 September 2008.
> Tools from logic and mathematics have played a central role in models
> of human beliefs, of human desires and preferences and indeed the
> actions which are based on them. However, beliefs, preferences and
> perhaps even desires change. Thus the development, which has been
> greatly accelerated in recent times, of extensions of the logical and
> mathematical techniques to account for the problems of change. However,
> as different paradigms (AGM theory and dynamic logic in the 'logic'
> camp, Bayesian update and Jeffrey conditionalisation in the probability
> camp, to take just a few examples of theories of belief change) jostle
> to impose themselves, it is perhaps the moment to take a step back and
> ask: what do we want from a theory of change?
> This question.as philosophical and methodological as it is technical.is
> at the heart of this colloquium / workshop. The aim is to bring
> together specialists working on the problem of attitude change, from a
> wide range of paradigms, to present and discuss their views on the
> objectives of theories of change. The ambition is to identify the main
> issues for theories of change, and clarify the major positions one
> could hold concerning the project of understanding or modelling
> attitude change.
> Philosophical and methodological contributions, and technical
> contributions with methodological or philosophical reflections are
> welcome.
> Authors of selected papers presented at the conference will be invited
> to submit to a special issue of the journal Knowledge, Rationality, and
> Action (Synthese).
> Invited speakers (list to be finalised):
> Alexandru Baltag (University of Oxford, UK)
> Richard Bradley (LSE, UK)
> Sven Ove Hanssen (Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
> David Makinson (LSE, UK)
> Hans Rott (Universität Regensburg, Germany)
> Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam, Holland & Stanford
> University, USA)
> Hans van Ditmarsch (University of Otago, New Zealand & IRIT, France)
> Submission information:
> Submissions of abstracts of not more than 1000 words should be made
> online, in PDF format, at
> http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=loccol08
> Please, note that you have to create an easychair-account before
> submitting your paper. Submissions will be peer-reviewed, and thus
> should be prepared for blind review.
> For further information:
> The conference website: www.flu.cas.cz/colloquium
> The conference mail: colloquium@xxxxxxxxxx
> Programme committee:
> Alexandru Baltag, Richard Bradley, Sven Ove Hanssen, Brian Hill,
> David Makinson, Ondrej Majer, Hans van Ditmarsch
> Organising committee:
> Brian Hill, Ondrej Majer, Michal Peli¹
> --
> Franz Huber
> www.uni-konstanz.de/philosophie/huber
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