4th Workshop on
Special focus: new approaches to rationality in decision making
17-19 September 2009
Logic and probability theory are often studied in conjunction to decision making, and for good reason: we want our reasoning to be rational because the reasoning precedes and controls for actions. But the models for rationality in reasoning have seen major changes and additions in recent years: logicians have taken a dynamic turn, and probabilists have discovered network tools and new representations of uncertainty. In this workshop we address the question how these developments in modelling rationality carry over to the science of decision making.
The programme of the conference can be found here, and a document with short abstracts here. Note that immediately after Progic09, we will host the second leg of an exchange workshop between the Department of Philosophy, Logic, and Scientific Method of the London School of Economics, and the Philosophy Faculty at Groningen. All participants are cordially invited to attend the talks by LSE staff members, followed by comments from Groningen staff. A programme for this event can be found here.
After the conference all the slides will be made available on this website. Here are some of the slides in advance, as well as some papers on which the talks are based.
To register for the conference, please pay 30 euro into the following bank account, mentioning the budget code.
To get to Groningen, you can fly to Schiphol Airport near Amsterdam. From Schiphol Airport you can take a direct train to Groningen, leaving at 19 past the whole hour from platform 3. Alternatively, you can take the train leaving at 49 past the whole hour from platform 3 and change at Amersfoort. At Amersfoort you arrive on platform 2b. The train to Groningen leaves from the opposite side, on platform 1.
There are many hotels in the centre of Groningen. Here are a few suggestions in different price ranges, all of them in the old town centre.
The First Workshop on Combining Probability and Logic was held at King's
College London in 2002.
The Second Workshop on Combining Probability and Logic was held at the
London School of Economics in 2005.
The Third Workshop on Combining Probability and Logic was held at the
University of Kent at Canterbury in 2007.
This conference is organised by Martin van Hees, Jan-Willem Romeijn and Olivier Roy, supported by the Progic Steering Committee.
We are very grateful to the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO for providing financial support.