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

  • From: wokshevs@xxxxxx
  • To: "portable [+1]9195997065 palma@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <palma@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 May 2008 16:41:55 -0230

Your response - while tantalizing - leaves me all at sea. Care to
articulate/clarify a bit more? 

Walter O.
MUN



Quoting "portable [+1]9195997065 palma@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx" <palma@xxxxxxxx>:

> 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
> wrote:
> 
> > 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
> >
> > ANNOUNCEMENT OF DEADLINE EXTENSION (15 May 2008)
> >
> >
> > 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:
> >
> > NEW DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 15 May 2008
> >
> > 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
> >
> > ----- End forwarded message -----
> >
> >
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