1st Semester 2018/19: Reasoning in autism spectrum disorders (ASD)

Instructors

Michiel van Lambalgen and Levin Hornischer

If you are interested in this project, please contact the instructor(s) by email.

Registration through https://datanose.nl/#specialenrol, using the course code: 5314RIAS6Y

 

ECTS
6
Description

People with ASD tend to have great difficulty with some, though not all, situations that seem to call for defeasible reasoning. This raises a number of foundational issues about logic:

  • Are psychological data relevant for a normative discipline such as logic?
  • Is there a logic that captures autistic reasoning patterns?
  • Can one identify cognitive capacities  that influence the adoption of a logic?
Organisation

We'll start with a 'plenary' lecture on autism and a discussion of possible essay topics. The maximum number of participants is 8. Further details will be announced via email to those who have signed up.


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