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Francesco Berto: Inconsistent Thinking, Fast and Slow

When:Th 05-06-2014 15:15 - 17:00
Where:Faculty of Philosophy, Room Gamma

Lecture by Francesco Berto (University of Amsterdam), organized by the Dep of Theoretical Philosophy

This plays on Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow. According to various cognitive scientists, we implement two reasoning systems. Our Slow system is based on logical rules and can be formally trained. Our Fast system is associative, context-sensitive, and integrates what we conceive via background information.

Slow inconsistent thinking may rely on paraconsistent logical rules or not, but I focus on Fast inconsistent thinking in this talk. I approach our Fast-conceiving inconsistencies in terms of...(continue readling...)