What if? So what!

Interdisciplinary approaches to counterfactual reasoning

17-20 December 2007

Faculty of Philosophy

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Counterfactual reasoning plays a pivotal role in our cognitive lives.
It has been studied intensively by logicians, philosophers, psychologists and linguists.
Unfortunately, however, scholars working in one of these domains have not always been sufficiently
informed about what was going on in the other domains and, as result,
there has been too little interdisciplinary work on the subject.
The purpose of this conference is to bring findings from logic, philosophy, psychology and linguistics
together and to explore their interdisciplinary ramifications.