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.
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.
The 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.
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.
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.
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
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.