Rationality and Decision
Research Network

A research initiative
funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research

2009 - 2012
University of Groningen, The Netherlands



Formal models of theoretical rationality have seen major recent changes. The consequences for practical rationality have yet to be worked out. Over the years 2009 to 2012 a network of experts has held a series of targeted research meetings to address this question.



The research network for rationality and decision was led by Jan-Willem Romeijn and Olivier Roy. Members were: Johan van Benthem, Luc Bovens, Richard Bradley, Jacob Chandler, Michael Cozic, Franz Dietrich, Richard Dietz, Igor Douven, Stephan Hartmann, Martin van Hees, Conrad Heilman, Brian Hill, Barteld Kooi, Hannes Leitgeb, Christian List, Eric Pacuit, Jeanne Peijnenburg, Wlodek Rabinowicz, Sonja Smets, Kai Spiekermann, Jan Sprenger, Katie Steele, Annika Wallin, and Jon Williamson.

Over the years we have extended the network with a number of people: Alexandru Baltag, Seamus Bradley, Mareille Drechsler, Catarina Dutilh-Novaes, Patryk Dziurosz-Serafinowicz, Conrad Heilmann, Ronnie Hermens, Soroush Raffee Rad, and Rory Smead.



The following meetings were held by the research network.



We are producing two special issues reporting the results of the focused meetings. Both will most likely appear in early 2015.



In our final meeting, organised with local support from Patryk Dziurosz-Serafinowicz and Ronnie Hermens, we looked beyond the frontiers of research on formal philosophical approaches to reasoning and decision making. We had five guests: Branden Fitelson, Jeff Helzner, Simon Huttegger, Katya Tentori, and Kevin Zollman.

Furthermore there were presentations by contributing speakers and by a number of network participants: Johan van Benthem, Richard Bradley, Luc Bovens, Catarina Dutilh-Novaes, Martin van Hees, Conrad Heilman, Eric Pacuit, Wlodek Rabinowicz, Annika Wallin, and Rory Smead. Here is a document with programme and abstracts.

All the talks during the event were filmed. They can be viewed here:

Wednesday August 29, 2012

Thursday August 30, 2012

Friday August 31, 2012



We are very grateful to the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research NWO for providing financial support.


Rationality and Decision research network