Formal Epistemology Festival

June 4, 2012 - June 6, 2012
Universität Konstanz

Room V 1001

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  • German Research Foundation


Jeff Barrett
Universität Konstanz
Joe Halpern
Universität Konstanz


Rachael Briggs
Australian National University
Texas A&M University
Franz Huber
Universität Konstanz
Jonathan Weisberg
University of Toronto

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Despite its name, the Fourth Formal Epistemology Festival will not be exclusively formal or epistemological. These mismatches between sign and signified will be compensated for on the third front, festiveness.

Sunday, June 3, 2012:
20:00: Welcome Dinner at Brauhaus Joh. Albrecht, Konradigasse 2

Monday, June 4: Room V 1001
10:00-11:30: Rachael Briggs (ANU): The Future, and What Might Have Been
12:00-13:30: Alan Hájek (ANU): A Poisoned Dart for Conditionals
13:30-14:30: Lunch
14:30-16:00: Paul Egré (Paris) and Anouk Barberousse (Lille): Borel on the Heap
16:30-18:00: Franz Huber (Konstanz): What should I believe about what would have been the case?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012: Room V 1001
10:00-11:30: Kenny Easwaran (USC): Dr. Truthlove, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Bayesian Probability
12:00-13:30: Thomas Hofweber (UNC): In Defense of Infinitesimal Chances
13:30-14:30: Lunch
14:30-16:00: Richard Pettigrew (Bristol): Accuracy, Chance, and the Principal Principle
16:15-17:45: Yang Liu (Columbia): Information Model and Common Knowledge
18:00-19:30: Joseph Halpern (Cornell/Senior Fellow): Constructive Decision Theory

Wednesday, June 6, 2012: Room V 100
10:00-11:30: Jonathan Weisberg (Toronto): The Argument from Divine Indifference
12:00-13:30: Dylan Dodd (Aberdeen): Belief and Certainty
13:30-14:30: Lunch
14:30-16:00: Seamus Bradley (LSE) and Katie Steele (LSE): Can Free Evidence Be Bad? Value of Information for the Imprecise Probabilist
16:30-18:00: Jeffrey Barrett (UCI/Senior Fellow): The Coevolution of Numbers and Basic Arithmetic Knowledge

20:00: Dinner at Deli, Bodanstraße 1-3

There is no registration fee, but we ask participants to register via an e-mail to Robert Lehnert at: [email protected]

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