International Workshop on the Epistemology of Modality

August 29, 2013 - August 31, 2013
Faculty of Letters, Universidade de Lisboa


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  • LanCog - Research Group in Language, Mind and Cognition
  • FCT Project - Online Companion PTDC/FIL-FIL/121209/2010
  • FCT - Fundação para Ciência e Tecnologia, Ministério da Educação e Ciência
  • CFUL - Centro de Filosofia, Universidade de Lisboa
  • FLUL - Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
  • QREN - Quadro de Referência Estratégico Nacional


New York University
Bob Hale
University of Sheffield
Sonia Roca-Royes
University of Stirling
Daniele Sgaravatti
Università dell
Anand Vaidya
San Jose State University


João Branquinho
Universidade de Lisboa
Sonia Roca-Royes
University of Stirling

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Van Inwagen once wrote (in his influential paper ‘Modal epistemology’ from 1998) that “modal epistemology is a subject about which little is known”. Today, the discipline has flourished. A lot has been written since then and research on the topic continues to be the focus of a large community of philosophers. We certainly know more today about the topic than we did in 1998, but it would be daring to say that our epistemic situation is much better. The discipline has witnessed a Rationalist Renaissance and is now witnessing what might end up being an anti-rationalist turn. 

This workshop aims to provide a forum for discussion and to reflect, via the contributed talks and informal discussions, the state of art of the discipline.

Contact: [email protected].

Scientific Committee:

João Branquinho (Universidade de Lisboa); David Chalmers (Australian National University; New York University); Bob Hale (University of Sheffield; Northern Institute of Philosophy at Aberdeen; King’s College London); Sonia Roca-Royes (University of Stirling); Daniele Sgaravatti (Università dell'Aquila); and Anand Vaidya (San José State University).


There are no registration fees, but registration will be required. Details on how to register will follow in due course, before registration opens on the 31st of July 2013.

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