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On Counterfactuals and Cognitive Science

Rumelhart Prize Symposium in Honor of Judea Pearl

July 22, 2011
1 hours 29 minutes
Steve Sloman, Nick Chater, Lance Rips, Jim Joyce, Stefan Kaufmann, Judea Pearl


Steve Sloman is a Professor in the Department of Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences at Brown University.

Nick Chater is an Associate Dean and Professor of Behavioral Science at the Warwick Business School.

Lance Rips is a Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Northwestern University.

Jim Joyce is a Professor of Philosophy and Statistics at the University of Michigan.

Stefan Kaufmann is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at Northwestern University.

Judea Pearl is a professor of computer science and the director of the Cognitive Systems Laboratory at UCLA. He is known internationally for his contributions to artificial intelligence, human reasoning and philosophy of science. He is the author of over three hundred scientific papers and three landmark books in his fields of interest: Heuristics (1984), Probabilistic Reasoning (1988), and Causality (2000). His current interests are artificial intelligence and knowledge representation, probabilistic and causal reasoning, nonstandard logics and learning strategies. Pearl is the father of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl and president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, which he co-founded with his family in February 2002, "to continue Daniel's life-work of dialogue and understanding and to address the root causes of his tragedy."