Program

To be announced

Invited Speakers

Catarina Dutilh Novaes - Department of Philosophy, VU Amsterdam, Netherlands

I am a professor and University Research Chair at the Department of Philosophy of the VU Amsterdam. Before that, I was a professor and Rosalind Franklin fellow at the Department of Theoretical Philosophy of the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen (2011-2018). I am also a Professorial Fellow at Arché in St. Andrews (2019-2024), an external member of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, and one of the Editors-in-Chief of Synthese. I am currently running the ERC Consolidator project 'The Social Epistemology of Argumentation' (2018-2023). My main fields of research are history and philosophy of logic, philosophy of mathematics, and social epistemology. I also have general interests in medieval philosophy, philosophy of psychology and cognitive science, general philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, issues pertaining to gender and race, and empirically-informed approaches to philosophy in general.

John Horty - Philosophy Department, University of Maryland, United States

John Horty received his BA in Classics and Philosophy from Oberlin College and his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh; he is currently a Professor in the Philosophy Department and the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Maryland, as well as an Affiliate Professor in the Computer Science Department. His interests include philosophical logic, artificial intelligence, cognitive science more generally, theories of practical reasoning, the philosophy of language, ethics, and the philosophy of law. Horty is the author of three books as well as papers on a variety of topics in logic, philosophy, and computer science. His work has been supported by three fellowships from the National Endowment for Humanities and several grants from the National Science Foundation; he has held visiting fellowships at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies, and at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.

Chris Reed - University of Dundee, Scotland

Chris Reed is Professor of Computer Science and Philosophy at the University of Dundee in Scotland, where he heads the Centre for Argument Technology (www.arg.tech). Chris has been working at the overlap between argumentation theory and artificial intelligence for two decades and specialises in the theory, practice and commercialisation of argument technology. He has won over £6.5m of funding from government, charity and commercial sources, has over 200 peer-reviewed papers in the area including five books, and has served as a director of several technology companies. He has also been instrumental in the development of the Argument Interchange Format, an international standard for computational work in the area; he is spear-heading the major engineering effort behind the Argument Web; and he is a founding editor of the Journal of Argument & Computation. He also provides evidence to various committees at Westminster and his media appearances and writing have reached an audience in excess of 30 million people.