CfP: How Should We Reason? Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives, MCMP, LMU Munich (deadline: July 1st, 2023)

The Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy invites submissions for the following event: 

How Should We Reason? Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives 

MCMP, LMU Munich

October 12-13, 2023

According to a long-standing insight going back to Hume, the normative and the descriptive are distinct in kind, so that it is wrong to conclude “is” from “ought” or vice versa. And yet, in a variety of contexts, the normative and the descriptive seem to be closely intertwined in many ways. Accordingly, the relationship between the two is as yet poorly understood. This is detrimental not only to philosophical efforts at normativity, but also to descriptive research that draws on normative concepts. This workshop will comprehensively discuss this intertwining. In particular, we are interested in exploring different theoretical frameworks for theory building and examining case studies associated with new normative challenges. In doing so, the workshop will not least promote interdisciplinary dialogue on human reasoning and argumentation. The workshop is part of the AHRC-DFG funded project “Normative vs. Descriptive Accounts in the Philosophy and Psychology of Reasoning and Argumentation: Tension or Productive Interplay? ”.

Call for papers

We have a few spots for contributed speakers. If you are interested in presenting your paper (20 min presentation/10 min discussion) at the workshop, please send a short abstract (about 100 words, no references) and an extended abstract of 1000-1500 words (including references) to borut.trpin AT by July 1, 2023.

Please use the subject line “Submission: How should we reason?”, and do not forget to include your name and institutional affiliation in the main text of the email.

Dates and Deadines

Workshop: October 12-13, 2023

Deadline for submissions: July 1, 2023

Deadline for registration: September 10, 2023


Ulrike Hahn (Birkbeck and MCMP/LMU)

Stephan Hartmann (MCMP/LMU)

Borut Trpin  (MCMP/LMU)