T H E    R E A S O N E R

Volume 11, Number 8 August 2017

ISSN 1757-0522

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Table of Contents

GUEST EDITORIAL / Graziana Ciola

– Interview with Calvin Normore / Graziana Ciola

– Counterfactuals and Practical Reason, 22-26 May / Elisa Paganini
– Big Data in the Social Sciences, 22-23 June / Virginia Ghiara

– (Formal) Argumentation Theory / Sanjay Modgil
– Medieval Reasoning / Graziana Ciola
– Philosophy and Economics / Conrad Heilmann
– Evidence-based medicine / Michael Wilde

– Events
– Courses and programmes
– Jobs and Studentships

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The Reasoner (ISSN 1757-0522) is a monthly digest highlighting
exciting new research on reasoning, inference and method broadly

  • Editor: Hykel Hosni (University of Milan)
  • News Editor: Lorenzo Casini (University of Geneva)
  • Features Editor: Teddy Groves (University of Kent)
  • Production Editor: Erik van Aken (University of Kent)

Politics and Religion

Two interesting articles offered here for your edification!






A new issue of Emotion Researcher (the newsletter for the International Society for Research on Emotion) is now available.

As well as serving as a newsletter for members of ISRE, Emotion Researcher acts as a permanent, expanding, online resource, featuring expert, cross-disciplinary discussions concerning fundamental aspects of emotion.

The latest issue focuses on emotion and empathy, with articles by Derek Matravers, Alexandra Main, and Jodi Halpern. It also includes an interview with James Averill; an article on emotion and moral judgement by Nina Strohminger; and a retrospective on the life and work of Jaak Panskepp, by Douglass Watt.

The new content is available on the Emotion Researcher website: Previous issues, featuring a range of interviews and articles, can also be accessed there.


Canadians love their books. Canadians love their libraries!

Politicians crimp libraries at their peril. This year, a public outcry led Saskatchewan’s government to acknowledge that it was wrong to cut library budgets by 4.8 million Canadian dollars. Afterward, officials restored the flow of money. Similar protests last year led Newfoundland to suspend its library closings.

Here are some suggestions for recent books by Canadian authors. From the New York Times “Canada Letter”.