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AISB event Bulletin Item

Final CFP and programme: First Formal Epistemology Festival


First Formal Epistemology Festival
Conditionals and Ranking Functions
Konstanz, July 28-30, 2008
Kindly funded by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, the Society for Analytic 
Philosophy, and the
German Research Foundation

This is the first of a series of small and thematically focused events
in formal epistemology organized by Eric Swanson (Michigan), Jonathan 
(Toronto), and Franz Huber (Konstanz).

The background for the first Formal Epistemology Festival is the 40th
anniversary of Robert Stalnakers A Theory of Conditionals and the 
20th anniversary
of Wolfgang Spohns Ordinal Conditional Functions. A Dynamic Theory of 
Epistemic States.

The festivities of 2009 will take place in Ann Arbor, featuring Causal
Decision Theory and Scoring Rules (this happens to be the 10th 
anniversary of James
Joyces The Foundations of Causal Decision Theory). The festivities of 
2010 will
take place in Toronto and focus on Defeater/Default Logic and Perception 
happens to be the 30th anniversary of Ray Reiters A Logic for Default 
Reasoning and the
15th anniversary of John Pollocks Cognitive Carpentry). Further details 
about these
events will be announced in due time.

Registration is free, but participants are asked to let us know by
sending an e-mail to Alexandra Zinke and Peter Brssel at {alexandra.zinke,
peter.broessel} by May 31, 2008. The airport closest to
Konstanz is Zurich airport, where trains go to Konstanz twice an hour.
The train ride between Zurich airport and Konstanz takes about an
hour. We strongly recommend booking rooms as early as possible, since
Konstanz is very busy in the summer. For further questions please contact
Alexandra Zinke and Peter Brssel at the above mentioned e-mail addresses.


Monday, July 28, 2008
11:15 -- 11:25: Welcome (Eric Swanson, Jonathan Weisberg, Franz Huber)
11:25 -- 12:35: Chair: Franz Huber
Robert Stalnaker (MIT): Nested Conditionals and Iterated Belief Revision
12:35 -- 14:30: Lunch
14:30 -- 15:40: Chair: Anna-Maria Eder
Igor Douven (Leuven): TBA
15:40 -- 15:55: Coffee Break
15:55 -- 17:05: Chair: Anna-Maria Eder
Wolfgang Spohn (Konstanz): Objectivizing Ranking Functions
17:05 -- 17:20: Coffee Break
17:20 -- 18:30: Chair: Anna-Maria Eder
Franz Huber (Konstanz): Conditionals and Ranking Functions
20:00: Dinner

Tuesday, July 29, 2008
10:00 -- 11:10: Chair: Jonathan Weisberg
Anthony Gillies (Michigan): On Truth-Conditions for if (but not quite 
only if)
11:10 -- 11:25: Coffee Break
11:25 -- 12:35: Chair: Jonathan Weisberg
Sarah Moss (MIT): On the Pragmatics of Counterfactuals
12:35 -- 14:30: Lunch
14:30 -- 15:40 Uhr: Chair: Alexandra Zinke
Hans Rott (Regensburg): Indicative and Subjunctive Conditionals
Revisited: Similarities
and Differences
15:40 -- 15:55: Coffee Break
15:55 -- 17:05: Chair: Alexandra Zinke
Timothy Williamson (Oxford): Conditionals and Actuality
17:05 -- 17:20: Coffee Break
17:20 -- 18:30: Chair: Alexandra Zinke
Eric Swanson (Michigan): Constraint Semantics and Its Application to
20:00: Dinner

Wednesday, July 30, 2008
10:00 -- 11:10: Chair: Eric Swanson
Robert Williams (Leeds): Vagueness, Conditionals, and Probability
11:25 -- 12:35: Chair: Eric Swanson
David Etlin (MIT): Modus Ponens Revisited
12:35 -- 14:30: Lunch
14:30 -- 15:40: Chair: Peter Brssel
Hannes Leitgeb (Bristol): A Probabilistic Semantics for Counterfactuals
15:40 -- 15:55: Coffee Break
15:55 -- 17:05: Chair: Peter Brssel
Alan Hjek (ANU): Arrows and Haloes: Probabilities of Conditionals and
17:05 -- 17:20: Coffee Break
17:20 -- 18:30: Chair: Peter Brssel
Jonathan Weisberg (Toronto): Embedding 'if and only if'
20:00: Dinner