CFP: [Event Canceled] The Fifth Taiwan Philosophical Logic Colloquium (TPLC5-2020)

Submission deadline: August 15, 2020

Conference date(s):
November 5, 2020 - November 7, 2020

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University
Taipei, Taiwan

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ANNOUNCEMENT (07/07/2020)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are extending the submission deadline of TPLC5-2020 to 15th August 2020. 

As of now, we plan to hold the conference at the scheduled date 11/05/2020 to 11/07/2020. Any change in schedule will be announed on 15th August 2020.  


It used to be the case that the issues discussed in formal epistemology are different from the ones debated in the so-called mainstream epistemology. But ever since the publication of Timothy Williamson’s Knowledge and Its Limits, the gap between formal epistemology and mainstream epistemology has been narrower and narrower. The fifth Taiwan Philosophical Logic (TPLC5-2020), a three-day event, will be devoted to exploring and discussing topics related to mainstream epistemology, formal epistemology, and the intersection between them.


The Taiwan Philosophical Logic Colloquium (TPLCs) is one of two series of biennial conferences established since 2012 and is hosted by Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University, Taiwan. (The other is the series of Taiwan Metaphysics Colloquium (TMCs), established since 2013). Funding is mainly sourced from annual donation by Ms. Wendy Huang and Shun Yih Ltd. The primary concern of this funding is to enhance the research of logic and analytic philosophy in Taiwan.

The aim of TPLCs is to provide a forum for dialogues amongst philosophers and logicians with regard to a variety of significant issues and topics from philosophical and logical perspectives. We intend to bring together a group of logic-minded philosophers and philosophically oriented logicians. We hope that TPLCs and TMCs will become two series of inspiring events so as to promote the development of logic and analytic philosophy, especially philosophical logic, metaphysics, and epistemology, etc., in Asian area, especially in Taiwan.

In order to bring in more philosophical discussions in TPLCs, the organizing committee has set as the main theme for each TPLC, a particular topic/issue/problem, which has drawn considerable discussion recently. We are hoping that there will be a certain portion of talks focusing on the proposed main theme. The main theme of TPLC5-2020 will be ''Epistemic Logic and Epistemology''. 

Keynote speakers

Melvin Fitting (City University of New York)

Matt McGrath (Rutgers University, New Brunswick)

Invited speakers

Patrick Blackburn (University of Roskilde, Denmark)

N. J. J. Smith (Sydney University, Australia)

And more to join us . . .

A panel on margin for error principles in epistemology:

Simon Goldstein (Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. Organizer)

Julien Dutant (King’s College London)

Jeremy Goodman (University of Southern California)


All researchers working on various aspects of epistemic logic and general topics in epistemology are cordially invited to submit their abstracts. Authors should submit an(extended) abstract, which is about two but no more than four pages (A4 size, single space), together with some key words/phrases. Please note the details of all authors, including full names, titles, affiliations, email addresses). By convention, the first author will be the corresponding author, unless special notification is added. Each submission will be reviewed. Abstracts must be submitted in both document-format and in PDF-format, and sent to Kok-Yong Lee [[email protected]].


TPLCs has been flourishing since 2012 and we have had several successful conferences. We have published two volumes of post-conference proceedings, i.e. Structural Analysis of Nonclassical Logics (TPLC 2-2014), and Philosophical Logic: Current Trends in Asia (AWPL-TPLC 3-2016), in the ‘Logic in Asia’ (LIAA) Book Series, a subseries of Studia Logica Library, by Springer in 2015 and 2017 respectively. A book-proposal for the post-conference proceedings for TPLC 4-2018 has been approved to be published as a Synthese special Issue entitled ‘Conditionals: Truth-Conditions, Probability and Causality’ (forthcoming), which will be included in the newly established book-series ‘Topic Collections’ of Synthese.

Following the tradition of TPLCs, we are planning to publish the proceedings for TPLC5-2020 as a new volume of the ‘Logic in Asia’ (LIAA) Book Series (Studia Logica Library, Springer), or some other venue. All authors of papers at the conference will be encouraged to submit a full length paper. All papers submitted will be refereed to high journal standards, and acceptance as a presentation is no guarantee that the post-conference paper will be published. A formal schedule concerning the submission of manuscripts and some other details will be announced after the conference. Based on our previous experience, the deadline of the submission of manuscripts is more likely to be around the end of June, 2021.



Free accommodation and travel awards for students and junior researchers have been made available by the organizing committee. In some cases, full compensation of expenses is possible. If you are eligible for application, please send the message to Kok Yong Lee ([email protected]) when you submit the abstract. The details, including general information about the awards and the instructions of application, will be announced later on the website (



Lok-Chi Chan (National Taiwan University)

Szu-Ting Chen (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.)

Duen-Min Deng (National Taiwan University)

Kok Yong Lee (National Chung Cheng University)

Churn-Jung Liau (Academia Sinica)

Hsuan-Chih Lin (Soochow University, Taiwan)

Ren-June Wang (National Chung Cheng University)

Syraya Chin-Mu Yang (Chair, National Taiwan University)



Kok Yong Lee [[email protected]]

Lok-Chi Chan [[email protected]]

Syraya Chin-Mu Yang [[email protected]

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