Skovgaard-Olsen, Niels

Biographical Sketch


Research Interests

  • Experimental work on conditionals
  • The problem of logical omniscience
  • The compositionality of conditionals
  • Perceptions and reasons
  • How to make philosophical theories useful for scientific purposes
  • Ranking theory and conditionals
  • Relevance and Reason relations
  • Semantic objectivity
  • Norms conflicts and attributing reasoning errors
  • Semantics and Pragmatics


Journal Articles

  • Skovgaard-Olsen, N., Kellen, D., Krahl, H., and Klauer, K. C. (2017). Relevance differently affects the truth, acceptability, and probability evaluations of ‘And’, ‘But’,  ‘Therefore’, and ‘If Then’. Thinking and Reasoning. doi: 10.1080/13546783.2017.1374306

  • Skovgaard-Olsen, N., Singmann, H., & Klauer, K. C. (2016). Relevance and Reason Relations. Cognitive Science. doi: 10.1111/cogs.12462

  • Raidl, E. & Skovgaard-Olsen, N. (2016). Bridging Ranking Theory and the Stability Theory of Belief. Journal of Philosophical Logic. doi: 10.1007/s10992-016-9411-0

  • Skovgaard-Olsen, N. (2016). Motivating the Relevance Approach to Conditionals. Mind & Language, 31 (5), 555-79. doi: 10.1111/mila.12120

  • Skovgaard-Olsen, N., Singmann, H., & Klauer, K. C. (2016). The Relevance Effect and Conditionals. Cognition, 150, 26-36. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2015.12.017

  • Skovgaard-Olsen, N. (2015a). Ranking Theory and Conditional Reasoning. Cognitive Science. doi: 10.1111/cogs.12267

  • Skovgaard-Olsen, N. (2015b). The problem of logical Omniscience, the preface paradox, and doxastic commitments. Synthese. doi: 10.1007/s11229-015-0979-7

  • Olsen, N. S. (2014). Philosophical Theory-Construction and the Self-Image of Philosophy.  Open Journal of Philosophy.

  • Olsen, N. S. (2010). Reinterpreting Sellars in the Light of Brandom, McDowell, and A. D. Smith. European Journal of Philosophy, 18 (4), 510-38.  doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0378.2009.00360.x  

Book Chapters

  • Skovgaard-Olsen, N. (in press). Relevance and Conditionals: A Synopsis. In: Festschrift for David Over, Elqayam, S., Douven, I., Cruz, N., Evans, J. (eds.). Routledge
  • Spohn, W., Kern-Isberner, G., Skovgaard-Olsen, N. (in press). Ranking Theory and Cognitive Science. In: Handbook of Rationality, Knauff, M. & Spohn, W. (eds.). The MIT Press.

Conference Proceedings:

  • Skovgaard-Olsen, N., Kellen, D., Hahn, U., & Klauer, K. C. (in press). Conditionals,     Individual Variation, and the Scorekeeping Task. M. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. London, UK: Cognitive Science Society.
  • Skovgaard-Olsen, N. (2014). Logical Omniscience and Acknowledged vs. Consequential Commitments. Proceedings of AISB50. London, UK: Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behavior.

Book Reviews:

  • Skovgaard-Olsen, N. (2017). Sellars and His Legacy Ed. By James O’Shea (Book Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy, 55 (2), 358-59.


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