Philosophy of Imagination Conference, Bochum

 

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Chris Badura organised an excellent conference on the philosophy of the imagination at the  Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany on March 15th -16th 2018. Ruth Byrne gave a talk on ‘Reasoning with counterfactual conditionals’ and the full program is here.

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Congratulations

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Congratulations to Madhav Bhargav on his graduation! Madhav’s applied MSc thesis was a cross cultural comparison of counterfactual thoughts and moral judgments in individuals in India and Ireland.

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Buenos Aires Workshop on the Philosophy of Cognitive Science 2017

 

baThe 2017 Buenos Aires Workshop on the Philosophy of Cognitive Science in Argentina will be held on November 22nd-24th. It is organised by Liza Skidelsky,  Sabrina Haimovici,  and their colleagues at UBA-CONICET. The program of the conference is on its website, available here. Ruth Byrne will give a keynote talk at the conference on November 23rd.

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Psychology of Thinking and Comprehension, Madrid 2017

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An international meeting to honour Juan Garcia-Madruga was held at UNED in Madrid, November 3rd-4th. Isabel Orenes gave a talk on ‘The comprehension of affirmative and negative counterfactual conditionals’ (Orenes, García-Madruga, Espino & Byrne) and Ruth Byrne gave a talk  on ‘The suppression of inferences from counterfactual conditionals’ (Byrne & Espino). The full program is available here.

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Visit by Dr Orlando Espino

Dr Orlando Espino from the University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain visited the lab in October (9th-13th) to design further experiments on epistemic updating in the mental representation of counterfactual conditionals.

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Moreno-Rios & Byrne 2017 Thinking & Reasoning

Sergio Moreno from the University of Granada has published experiments he carried out while he was a visiting academic at the lab,  in the following article:

Moreno-Rios, S., & Byrne, R.M.J. (2017). Inferences from disclosures about the truth and falsity of expert testimony. Thinking & Reasoning. In press. doi:10.1080/13546783.2017.1378724

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Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento, Italy

CiMeC celebrated its 10 year anniversary on 19th-20th October in Rovereto, with a set of talks by invited speakers which included one on “Counterfactual Reasoning” by Ruth Byrne. The program is available here.

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