Inference is the basic step of theoretical reasoning – the act through which we justify one belief by reference to other beliefs. One of the main challenges in accounting for inference is to show how such mental acts can be the bearers of logical justification, that is, how psychological events can be guided by logical norms. These questions have been at the center of wide-ranging philosophical debates in the last decade, involving philosophers of logic, philosophers of mind and epistemologists. The aim of this three-day international conference is to bring together philosophers whose work sheds new light on the topic.
The conference is organized by Gilad Nir (Potsdam/Leipzig) and Eric Marcus (Auburn).
The conference is funded by generous grants from the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgeemeinschaft) and from the RAL (Reserach Academy Leipzig).