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Prof. Eva Schmitt (Univ. Dortmund): Reason-Giving XAI and Responsibility

06.07.2021, 18:30 Uhr - 20:15 Uhr


We argue that explainable artificial intelligence (XAI), specifically reason-giving XAI, constitutes the most suitable way of ensuring that someone can properly be [...]

Dr. Christian Feldbacher-Escamilla (Univ. Cologne): Conceptual Engineering and Abduction

29.06.2021, 16:00 Uhr - 17:45 Uhr

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This paper investigates virtues of creative abductive concept formation and its application to conceptual engineering. It is [...]

Max Seubold: 'Equal Treatment‘ applied to three views of rationality

22.06.2021, 18:30 Uhr - 20:15 Uhr


According to the principle ‘Equal Treatment’ (Rinard, 2017) the rationality of a belief is determined in the same way as the rationality of any other state. For [...]

Dr. Alexander Gebharter (MCMP, LMU Munich): Unification and Explanation: A Causal Perspective

08.06.2021, 18:30 Uhr - 20:15 Uhr


We discuss two influential views of unification: mutual information unification (MIU) and common origin unification (COU). We propose a simple probabilistic measure [...]

Prof. Erik J. Olsson (Lund University): Reliabilist Epistemology as Reliability Engineering

01.06.2021, 18:30 Uhr - 20:15 Uhr


Reliabilism is the view that knowledge can be defined in terms of the reliable process giving rise to a true belief. There are various criticisms of reliabilism [...]

Prof. Jonah N. Schupbach (University of Utah): The Structure of Best Explanations

18.05.2021, 18:30 Uhr - 20:15 Uhr


Inference to the Best Explanation (IBE) invokes the “uniqueness claim” that exactly one explanation should be inferred when accounting for an explanandum. This [...]

Prof. Julia Staffel (University of Colorado): Transitional Attitudes and the Unmooring View of Higher-Order Evidence

11.05.2021, 18:30 Uhr - 20:15 Uhr


This paper proposes a novel answer to the question of what attitude agents should adopt when they receive misleading higher-order evidence that avoids the drawbacks [...]

Prof. Christian List (MCMP, LMU Munich): Dynamically rational judgement aggregation

04.05.2021, 18:30 Uhr - 20:15 Uhr


Judgment-aggregation theory has always focused on the attainment of rational collective judgments. But so far, rationality has been understood in static terms: as [...]

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