ESSLLI Workshop
Logic & Cognition
13-17 August
Opole, Poland
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Call for Papers
Extended Deadline: March 14, 2012

Workshop Description:

The roots of logic go back to antiquity, where it was mostly used as a tool for analyzing human argumentation. In the 19th century Gottlob Frege, one of the founders of modern logic and analytic philosophy, introduced anti-psychologism in the philosophy of mathematics. In the following years anti-psychologism, the view that the nature of mathematical truth is independent of human ideas, was one of the philosophical driving forces behind the success of mathematical logic. During the same period in the 19th century, also modern psychology (Helmholtz, Wundt) was born. However, the notion of anti-psychologism often stood in the way of a potential merge of the disciplines and led to a significant separation between logic and psychology research agendas and methods. Only since the 1960s, together with the growth of cognitive science inspired by the ‘mind as computer’ metaphor, the two disciplines have started to interact more and more. Today, we finally observe an increase in the collaborative effort between logicians, computer scientists, linguists, cognitive scientists, philosophers, and psychologists.

We plan to discuss the empirical research motivated by logical theories as well as logics inspired by experimental studies. As a result, we hope to contribute towards an increase in collaboration between logicians and cognitive scientists.

The meeting is partially sponsored by a Vici grant NWO-277-80-001

Invited speakers:
Paul Egré
Iris van Rooij

The workshop will take place as part of the 24th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2012):

Submissions Details:

Please send your submission in PDF format, at most 10 pages in LNCS style, 10 pts, bibliography included (see ). If needed due to space reasons, technical material such as proofs may be added in an appendix of at most 5 pages. The PDF files have to be uploaded online via the workshop’s submission website:

The author notification date is May 7, 2012. Prior to the workshop, speakers will have the opportunity to submit an extended abstract for inclusion in the ESSLLI or/and CEUR Workshop Proceedings proceedings (deadline July 15, 2012). All participants must register for ESSLLI. However, we will be able to partially refund ESSLLI fees for selected speakers.

After the workshop, selected authors will be invited to submit a revised and extended version of their paper for a special issue of the Journal of Logic, Language and Information (JoLLI), devoted to Logic and Cognition.

Program Committee:
Jakub Szymanik (co-chair)
Rineke Verbrugge (co-chair)
Leon de Bruin
Eve Clark
Robin Clark
Paul Egré
Fritz Hamm
Alice ter Meulen
Marcin Mostowski
Maartje Raijmakers
Iris van Rooij
Keith Stenning
Marcin Zajenkowski

Important Dates:
Extended submission deadline:   March 14, 2012
Notifications:   May 7, 2012
Camera-ready copy:  July 15, 2012
Workshop:  August 13-17, 2012

Program chairs: Jakub Szymanik, Rineke Verbrugge

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