Causal Inference Lab

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Publications

2021

  • Ivar Kolvoort, Zachary Davis, Leendert van Maanen & Bob Rehder. (2021), Variability in Causal Reasoning. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society.
  • Robert van Rooij & Katrin Schulz (2021), Causal Relevance: Semantics or Pragmatics? Causality even for Even-if conditionals. Forthcoming in Linguistic Vanguard.
  • Robert van Rooij & Katrin Schulz (2021), Why those biscuits are relevant and on the sideboard. Theoria [doi:10.1111/theo.12309]

  • Robert van Rooij & Katrin Schulz (2021), A causal power semantics for generic sentences. Topoi 40(1) [doi:10.1007/s11245-019-09663-4]

2020

2019

  • Dean McHugh & Alexandre Cremers (2019). Negation and alternatives in conditional antecedents. Proceedings of the 22nd Amsterdam Colloquium [link]

2018

 

Talks

2021

  • Dean McHugh, Exhaustification in the semantics of cause and because. MLC Seminar, ILLC, 5 November 2021. [handout]
  • Dean McHugh, ‘Because’ lexicalizes a focus-sensitive exh operator that violates Economy. Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW) 44, 15 April 2021. [link]
  • Dean McHugh, Negation and counterfactuals in conditional antecedents, University College London seminar on conditionals, 26 February 2021. [slides]

  • Dean McHugh, Newcomb's Problem: An Introduction to Decision Theory. Phi-Math Reading Group, ILLC, University of Amsterdam. [slides] 

2020

  • Dean McHugh, Downward Left Monotonicity in the Causal Domain (18 December 2020). Second Tsinghua Interdisciplinary Workshop on Logic, Language, and Meaning: Monotonicity in Logic and Language [slides]
  • Dean McHugh, The Limits of Causal Graphs: Density (23 November 2020). Charles University Logic Seminar, Prague [slides]
  • Dean McHugh, UMass Amherst Semantics Seminar (9 October 2020). Causation, magic, and tense-modal interaction [handout]
  • Dean McHugh, 10th European Congress of Analytic Philosophy (ECAP10, Utrecht 24-28 August 2020). How to cause the inevitable [slides]
  • Ivar Kolvoort, Warwick Sampling Labmeeting (June 2020, Warick University). Explaining variability and conservatism in causal inference: the Bayesian Mutation Sample [slides]

2019

  • Dean McHugh, ILLC Statistical Inference Workshop (Amsterdam, December 2019). Actual causality in dynamical system [slides]
  • Dean McHugh, ESSLLI Student Session (Riga, August 2019). A problem for downward closure in the semantics of conditionals [slides]
  • Katrin Schulz, Arnold Kochari & Robert van Rooij, Sinn und Bedeutung 24 (Osnabrück, September 2019). Generics in Contrast: A theory and some experiments [slides]
  • Dean McHugh, Inquisitive Semantics Seminar (Amsterdam, April 2019). Negation and alternatives in conditional antecedents [slides]
  • Dean McHugh, Amsterdam Philosophy PhD symposium (February 2019). Foundations of mechanistic reasoning (talk for a genreal audience) [slides]

2018

  • Katrin Schulz & Robert van Rooij, The Many “What Ifs” (Konstanz, October 2018). Conditionals, causality and conditional probability [slides]

 

Poster presentations

2019

  • Ivar Kolvoort, Katrin Schulz, Robert van Rooij & Leendert van Maanen, NVP Winter Conference (Egmond aan Zee, December 2019). Testing theories of causal reasoning using response times and deadlines [poster]
  • Dean McHugh, 22nd Amsterdam Colloquium (December 2019). Negation and alternatives in conditional antecedents [poster]
  • Ivar Kolvoort, Leendert van Maanen, Robert van Rooij & Katrin Schulz, 2019 Meeting of the European Mathematical Psychology Group (EMPG Heidelberg, August 2019). Distinguishing response strategies in continuous response tasks: a geometric LBA approach [poster]
  • Dean McHugh, Crete Summer School in Linguistics (CreteLing, July 2019). Exclusification in conditional antecedents [poster]
  • Dean McHugh, OZSW 2019 (Nederlandse Onderzoeksschool Wijsbegeerte/The Dutch Research School for Philosophy, Amsterdam, November 2019). How to cause the inevitable [poster]

 

  • Dean McHugh, Foundations of Mechanistic Reasoning. ILLC Open Day, 4 October 2019. [slides]