Journée Images, raison et raisonnement
Organised by: Giuseppe Longo (CNRS) et Mitsuhiro Okada (Philosophy, Keio University, Tokyo)
Journée de conférences en anglais et en français sur Images, raison et raisonnement, du point de vue des mathématiques, des sciences cognitives, de la philosophie, de la logique, de la psychologie du comportement animal, des neurosciences, de l’informatique.
This workshop intends to set a forum for people in different fields to discuss cognitive aspects of reasoning, with a special focus on the relation among the visual cognition, imagination and the inference activities. Some geometrical reasoning in mathematics is considered a typical example of high-level non-linguistic reasoning, although it has close interactions with linguistic or logical (in the traditional sense) reasoning. Philosophical investigations into such a high-level reasoning (eg. phenomenological foundations of cognition and imagination for reasoning) seem important. Reasoning or decision-making of the behaviors of small children and animals also may be counted as examples of non-linguistic reasoning in a wider sense where the visual and other cognitions are basic for the reasoning or decision-making. The linguistic or symbolic reasoning also require cognitive foundations. We plan to stimulate a debate among mathematicians, cognitive scientists, philosophers, logicians, animal behavioral psychologists, neuro-scientists, computer scientists and other scientists to discuss the cognitions and reasoning, with a special attention on the visual cognition-based inferences, including high-level (such as mathematical) aspects, the low-level (such as animal behaviors) aspects and the computational aspect.
Giuseppe Longo (CNRS)
Équipe "Complexité et information morphologiques" (CIM), Laboratoire d’Informatique de l’ENS (LIENS).
Mitsuhiro Okada (Philosophy, Keio University, Tokyo)
Full-Time Professor at Keio University’s Department of Philosophy.