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Defeasible Inference in Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence

Oct 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - Oct 12, 2019 @ 5:45 pm
Defeasible Infernce


On Friday, October 11, and Saturday, October 12, the Philosophy department, with members from UCLA Computer Science, will host “Defeasible Inference in Philosophy and Artificial Intelligence.”

The workshop brings together researchers from philosophy, computer science, and allied disciplines who work on non-monotonic logics and defeasible inference. The idea is to connect traditional philosophical reflections on these topics–defeat in epistemology, prima facie duties in ethics, and belief revision in philosophy of science– with the rich tradition of non-monotonic logics in computer science and artificial intelligence, including default logic and logic programming.

Invited Speakers:

  • Ulf Hlobil, Concordia University
  • John Horty, University of Maryland
  • Luc De Raedt, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
  • Francesca Toni, Imperial College London

Contributed Speakers:

  • Steven Dalglish, Ohio State University
  • Daniel Kaplan, University of Pittsburgh
  • Jared Millson, Agnes Scott College
  • Tianyu Wu, UC Irvine


  • Samuel Cumming, UCLA Philosophy
  • Gabriel Greenberg, UCLA Philosophy
  • Pamela Hieronymi, UCLA Philosophy
  • Guy Van den Broeck, UCLA Computer Science
  • Sean Walsh, UCLA Philosophy
  • Carlo Zaniolo, UCLA Computer Science

Friday, October 11
Location: UCLA Law / Room 1327

Saturday, October 12
Location: Luskin Conference Center / Level 2 / Illumination Room

The Defeasible Inference workshop was generously made possible through an award from the Luskin Endowment for Thought Leadership.

Space is limited. Registration is recommended. To register or for more information, please email Sean Walsh (walsh at ucla.edu).

See the following helpful site for maps, directions, and parking.


Oct 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Oct 12, 2019 @ 5:45 pm
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