Logico-philosophical study of U+201CrelevanceU+201D in scientific and common sense reasoning. Ghent University
A general logical-philosophical framework will be developed that will enable us to explicate forms of relevance that occur in human reasoning processes. Both deductive and heuristic relevance and their interrelation will be taken into account. Moreover, the general framework will also be used to tackle problems in philosophy of science. More specifically, problems concerning DN-explanations and abduction-processes.
Symbolic reasoning with Short-term Cognitive Networks Hasselt University
Award scholarship to social and human reasons: Marianne Keppens Ghent University
Granting personnel support to social and human reasons: Anna Luyten Ghent University
This research project envisages to identify the most important reasons for the suspension of EU development aid in ACP countries in cases of violations of political conditions defined by the EU. On the basis of quantitative and qualitative indicators from 10 case studies, it will investigate whether economic interests, political-historic interests or the nature of the violation are most determinant.