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Notice

AISB event Bulletin Item

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS: 6th Workshop on Combining Probability and Logic, 17-18 Sep 2013, Munich, GERMANY

www.pfeifer-research.de/progic/

Progic 2013

Introduction
------------
The Sixth Workshop on Combining Probability and Logic (progic 2013)
continues the progic workshop series 
(www.kent.ac.uk/secl/philosophy/jw/progic.htm). Progic 2013 takes place on 
September 17 and 18, 2013. The workshop location is the Carl Friedrich von 
Siemens Stiftung, which is located at the Nymphenburg Palace in Munich.  The 
workshop is financially supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and 
hosted by the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy.

Progic 2013 focuses on "Combining probability and logic to solve philosophical 
problems". Topics include but are not restricted to

-) acceptability
-) argument strength
-) belief revision
-) conditionals
-) conditionalization
-) counterfactuals
-) information
-) probability logic

Scholars who combine probability and logic to elaborate new solutions to 
philosophical problems are invited to submit an extended abstract (two pages, 
prepared for blind review) for presentation at the workshop (40 min. talk, 10 
min. discussion). Contributors should indicate if they are prepared to submit a 
paper to the progic 2013 special issue in the Journal of Applied Logic.

Invited speakers are Igor Douven (Faculty of Philosophy, University of 
Groningen), Alan Hjek (School of Philosophy, Australian National University), 
Kevin T. Kelly (Center for Formal Epistemology, Carnegie Mellon University), 
Hannes Leitgeb (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, 
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich), and Peter Milne (Department of 
Philosophy, University of Stirling).

Invited talks
-------------
-) Igor Douven: Conditionals and closure.
Abstract: www.pfeifer-research.de/progic/abstracts.html#douven

-) Alan Hjek: Probabilities of counterfactuals and counterfactual
probabilities.
Abstract: www.pfeifer-research.de/progic/abstracts.html#hajek

-) Kevin T. Kelly and Hanti Lin: Qualitative reasoning that tracks Jeffrey
conditioning.
Abstract: www.pfeifer-research.de/progic/abstracts.html#kelly

-) Hannes Leitgeb Belief: and stable probability.
Abstract: www.pfeifer-research.de/progic/abstracts.html#leitgeb

-) Peter Milne: Information, confirmation, and conditionals.
Abstract: www.pfeifer-research.de/progic/abstracts.html#milne

Important dates
---------------
Deadline for extended abstracts:    April 15, 2013
Notification of acceptance of extended abstracts:    May 1, 2013
Deadline for full papers:    September 1, 2013
Workshop dates:    September 17-18, 2013
Notification of acceptance of full papers:    November 15, 2013
Deadline for final versions of full papers:    December 15, 2013


The extended abstracts (max. two pages) should be sent in PDF format
to niki(dot)pfeifer(at)lrz(dot)uni-muenchen(dot)de

Local organizer
---------------
Niki Pfeifer (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, 
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich)

Steering committee
-----------------
Jeff Helzner (Department Philosophy, Columbia University)
Niki Pfeifer (Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, 
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich)
Jan-Willem Romeijn (Department of Philosophy, University of Groningen)
Gregory Wheeler (Centre for Research in Artificial Intelligence, New University 
of Lisbon)
Jon Williamson (Department of Philosophy & Centre for Reasoning, University of 
Kent)