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Official call (in Spanish): http://www.boe.es/diario_boe/txt.php?id=BOE-A-2015-6508

A pre-doctoral research assistant is desired for a 4-year project on the uses of presumption in argumentative discourse. The selected candidate will join a research project having as its target the following questions:

  1. What’s the relationship between presumptions and presumptive inferences? Does the making of a presumption involves the making of a presumptive inference?
  2. Is it possible to provide a speech-act account of presumptions?
  3. How should we deal with the semantics of an epistemic modal such as “presumably”?
  4. What’s the difference between presumptions and other linguistic and argumentative phenomena such as presuppositions and assumptions?
  5. What are the argumentative conditions and consequences of making a presumption? What are the possible roles of presumptions in argumentative discourse?
  6. What are the correctness conditions for presumptions and for presumptive inferences?

For further information contact Lilian Bermejo-Luque: lilianbl@ugr.es

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The 2nd Conference on Games, Interactive Rationality, and Learning (G.I.R.L.13@LUND), will be held in Lund, at the Department of Philosophy and Cognitive Science on April 23-26, 2013. The deadline for abstract submissions is January 15, 2013.

Call for Papers:

Aims of the conference

The 2013 Lund Conference on Games, Interactive Rationality, and Learning (G.I.R.L.13@LUND) intends to bring together researchers in philosophy, cognitive science, linguistics, and economics sharing interest in agent-based modeling as a tool to investigate the emergence of rational behavior in groups of less-than-ideally rational agents, through learning, and interaction.

The G.I.R.L.13@LUND conference will focus on the evolution of inference, in the sense of: (i) evolutionary processes driven by natural selection, and: (ii) intra-contextual evolution of interacting agents inferences.

Subject

We welcome submissions of original research, primarily on the following topics:

  • Relations between ecological rationality of choice and inference heuristics, and choice-, decision- and game-theoretic axiomatic approaches to rationality;

  • Models of signaling games, evolutionary games, or games with bounded agents;

  • Learning-theoretic approaches of inquiry, knowledge acquisition and reasoning;

  • Single- and multi-agent simulation-based approaches to learning and decision-making.

Submissions on related subjects not listed above are welcome.

Submissions

Submitted abstracts will be peer-rewied and selected on the basis of their quality and relevance to the conference topics.
Please prepare a 200-400 words abstract for blind review, in .pdf format, and submit it electronically at the EasyChair account of the conference:https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=girl13lund

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