- I am professor of Philosophy of Science and former director of the Center for Logic, Language, and Cognition at the University of Turin. My main research interests are in formal epistemology, the psychology of reasoning, and medical decision making.
The London School of Economics will host a conference for the centenary of Imre Lakatos in November. I will be giving a talk on A predictivist vindication of early Copernicanism. HERE is the extended abstract, just accepted : )
These days I’m involved in two great events. One talk is called One, but not the same: Probabilistic confirmation and explanatory power within a conference on explanatory power at the University of Geneva (full program HERE). Afterwards, I’ll be talking … Continua a leggere
Next week (June 1) I’ll be in Munich once again for a very interesting workshop on Reasoning and argumentation in science organized at the Center for Advanced Studies by Ben Eva, Karolina Krzyżanowska, and Stephan Hartmann. My title: Reasoning and … Continua a leggere
Fabrizio Elia and I have been invited to give a talk on Clinical reasoning in internal medicine at the 2017 Congress of the Swiss Society of General Internal Medicine.
The Fifth Reasoning Club Conference will take place at the Center for Logic, Language, and Cognition in Turin on May 18-19, 2017. The Reasoning Club is a network of institutes, centres, departments, and groups addressing research topics connected to reasoning, … Continua a leggere
The Sixth Annual Meeting of the Priority Program New Frameworks of Rationality is taking place next week again in Etelsen (Bremen). This year I’ll be presenting with Katya Tentori new bits of data and theory on “Entropy models and scoring … Continua a leggere
I’ll be giving a talk twice in a row in January, Tuesday 24 at the IUSS in Pavia and Wednesday 25 at the Cogito Center in Bologna. Title and abstact below.
The Center for Logic, Language, and Cognition (LLC), University of Turin, seeks applications for two 1-month visiting fellowships in 2017. Preferably, the period of stay is meant to be May 2017.
Back again to Munich in a few days, where Luis Rosa and Andi Kapsner organized a great event on The relevance of logic to human reasoning. Title of my talk: Rationality and reasoning research: A guide for the perplexed. Full … Continua a leggere
Generalized confirmation and relevance measures Abstract. The main point of the paper is to show how popular probabilistic measures of incremental confirmation and statistical relevance with qualitatively different features can
Off to Trieste in a few days for a great workshop on Realism, Progress, and Cognitive Values, organized by Gustavo Cevolani, Luca Tambolo, and Roberto Festa (program HERE). I’ll be talking about Varieties of uncertainty: The case to go beyond … Continua a leggere
On September 22-23 we’ll be having the second workshop of the European Non-Categorical Thinking Project (EuNoC #2) at the Center for Logic, Language, and Cognition (LLC) in Turin, with talks by Simon Hewitt (Leeds), Giancluca Pozzato (Turin), Katrin Schulz and … Continua a leggere
Later this week I’ll be giving a lecture on clinical reasoning at the 15th European Congress of Internal Medicine in Amsterdam with Dr. Fabrizio Elia. Title and short abstract below!
Two friends and collaborators, Katya Tentori (Trento) and Matteo Colombo (Tilburg), are going to present research work I’ve been involved in at the next International Conference on Thinking (Brown University, Providence, RI, August 4-6). Abstracts are below. (Sad that I’ll … Continua a leggere
In about a month, UCL will be hosting an event in memory of Vittorio Girotto (see HERE). I’m very proud to be involved, looking forward to meeting some good friends and presenting joint work with Vittorio as well (this paper … Continua a leggere
Starting from October 2016, the University of Turin will offer a new MA program in philosophy taught in English: the Philosophy International Curriculum. Application is possible from June 20!
A call for application is out for the International Rationality Summer School Institute 2016 to be held September 4-16, 2016, in Aurich (Germany). Apparently yes, the picture’s from there, although I still have to check out But regardless, this is … Continua a leggere
Great workshop on entropy (and entropies) next Monday and Tuesday in Ludwigsburg. Organized by Laura Martignon and Gabriele Kern-Isberner within the DFG project New Frameworks of Rationality, program HERE (I’ll be making my case for quadratic entropy again).
Next Thursday, November 26, I’ll be at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy to make my case for quadratic entropy (instead of Shannon’s) in formal philosophy of science. Title and abstract below.
Next Monday (October, 12), I’ll give a talk on The limits of clinical reasoning at the 116th Congress of the Italian Society of Internal Medicine (SIMI) in Rome, with Dr. Fabrizio Elia. (HERE the complete program.)
At the European Philosophy of Science Association Conference starting tomorrow in Düsseldorf (September, 23-26) we’ll be having a symposium on Measure-sensitivity in the study of reasoning and cognition (my talk: Shannon and beyond: Generalized entropies and rational information search). Program, … Continua a leggere
The Rutgers Philosophy Department and the Rutgers Center for Cognitive Science will be hosting a cool workshop September 18-20, bringing together scholars from the NYC area, Amsterdam (the Institute for Logic, Language, and Computation), and Munich (the Munich Center for … Continua a leggere
Nelson J.D., Crupi V., Meder B., Cevolani G., and Tentori K., Beyond Shannon entropy: A unified mathematical framework for entropy measures and its importance for understanding human active learning, 48th Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Psychology (Newport Beach, … Continua a leggere
Model-based Reasoning in Science and Technology 2015 Models and Inferences: Logical, Epistemological, and Cognitive Issues Sestri Levante, June 25-27
Next week (June, 11-13) the XII Annual Conference of the Italian Association for the History of Political Economy (STOREP) will be held in Turin. The topic is fascinating – Economics in the crisis and the challenge of interdisciplinarity – and … Continua a leggere
Off to Rome next week (May 13, h 16, Aula Elio Matassi) to give a PhD seminar talk: One, but not the same: Bayesian confirmation theories and their implications Abstract. According to a Bayesian view of confirmation, the relation of … Continua a leggere
Soon headed to Padua for a great event on Model selection: Ockham’s razors and related issues (April, 14-16), organized by Daniele Giaretta e Telmo Pievani. Invited speakers include Elliott Sober (Wisconsin) and Jan-Willem Romeijn (Groningen). Gustavo Cevolani, Roberto Festa and … Continua a leggere
The yearly conference of the New Frameworks of Rationality program will take place again in Etelsen (Bremen) next month. This year I’ll be talking about generalized entropies and rational information search (joint work with Jonathan Nelson, Björn Meder, Gustavo Cevolani, … Continua a leggere
Center for Logic, Language, and Cognition University of Turin via Sant’Ottavio 20, Turin (Italy) February 6, 2015
From the conference webpage at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy: 2015 marks the 15th anniversary of the publications of Judea Pearl’s Causality and the second edition of Peter Spirtes, Clark Glymour, and Richard Scheines’ Causality, Prediction, and Search, which together are … Continua a leggere
Nelson J.D., Meder B., Szalay C., Crupi V., and Tentori K., Implications of disregarding objective utilities when selecting a medical test, Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society (Long Beach, November 23, 2014).
Indicative conditionals and probabilistic support is the title of a talk I’ll be giving in Ludwigsburg next week (Monday 17, November). The workshop Reasoning and making decisions is organized by Laura Martignon and Keith Stenning. Full program here, my abstract below.
Next Friday, November 7, Gustavo Cevolani and I will be giving a talk on the cognitive aspects of medical error at the IX National Congress of the Italian Society of Emergency Medicine (SIMEU) to be held in Turin. The complete … Continua a leggere
Next week, October 2, I’ll be in Venice with colleagues and old friends (Katya Tentori, Vittorio Girotto, and others) for a workshop in honor of yet another colleague, friend, and master in judgment and decision making research, Michel Gonzalez. I’ll … Continua a leggere
Brand new issue of Erkenntnis out. It collects contributions arising from the 9th Formal Epistemology Workshop (FEW), held in Munich a while back (May-June 2012): brilliant stuff by Lara Buchak, Brad Armendt, Lieven Decock, Igor Douven, Christoph Kelp, Sylvia Wenmackers, … Continua a leggere
Nelson J.D., Meder B., Szalay C., Crupi V., and Tentori K., Implications of disregarding objective utilities when selecting a medical test, 15th Biennal European Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision Making (Antwerp, June 10, 2014).
Almost ready to go to Rome for the 2014 conference of the Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science (SILFS). Two talks to give there: partial entailment on Thursday 19 June, rationality norms and reasoning on Friday 20. Here … Continua a leggere
The first issue of Ergo: Open Access Journal of Philosophy is out! Several exciting papers – and, as a bonus, an editorial with data about submissions and turnaround times.
On Thursday, May 15, we will have the first meeting of a joint research project funded by the Italian Ministry of Research on Structures and dynamics of knowledge and cognition. The program is available HERE.
I’ll be presenting my joint work with Vittorio Girotto on is/ought, rationality, and the psychology of reasoning at the 2014 workshop of the Nordic Network for Philosophy of Science in Lund (our title: Models of rationality and the psychology of reasoning: … Continua a leggere
Looking forward to getting back to Florence after a good while to give a state-of-the-art talk on The logic and psychology of evidential support!
The yearly conference of the New Frameworks of Rationality program is forthcoming once again in Etelsen (Bremen). This year I won’t be able to attend, unfortunately. Luckily, though, Jonathan Nelson will be presenting joint work and prospects for future research … Continua a leggere
Michael Schippers pointed out to me an error in the proof of the main result of our recently published article (by Katya Tentori and I) on confirmation and partial entailment. While we prepare an Erratum for the journal, HERE is … Continua a leggere
Operationalition 2013 is an interdisciplinary workshop at the edge of experimental psychology and analytical philosophy. The workshop will take place at the FRIAS in Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany), October 15-16, 2013.
I’ve been interviewed by Matteo Morganti for The Reasoner. The interview is out this month (October 2013), with scattered remarks on things I like and I would like to do and on people I like and I’m working with.
Nelson J.D., Szalay C., Meder B., Crupi V., Gigerenzer G., and Tentori K., On optimality conditions for the likelihood difference heuristic, 46th Annual Meeting of the Society of Mathematical Psychology (Potsdam, August 5).
Ergo is a new, general, open access philosophy journal accepting submissions on all philosophical topics and from all philosophical traditions. This includes, among other things: history of philosophy, work in both the analytic and continental traditions, as well as formal … Continua a leggere
Feynman on the scientific method is bright and fun (watch the video below). Yet a bit at odds, it seems to me, with his claim that “philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds”… … Continua a leggere
The yearly conference of the priority program New Frameworks of Rationality of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinshaft (DFG) is taking place on 5-7 March in Etelsen (near Bremen). The program is rich and intriguing .