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AISB event Bulletin Item

CAL FOR ABSTRACTS: 6th Workshop in the Philosophy of Information, 15-16 May 2014, Durham NC (U.S.A.),

Submissions are invited for the Sixth Workshop on the Philosophy of 
Information, which will take place at Duke University, 15th--16th of May 

 The topic for this year will be Information Access, very broadly 
construed. This includes social, legal, epistemological, logical and 
normative issues that are related to the availability, accessibility and 
control of information, as well as the implications of these 
considerations to other philosophical problems. Submissions in all areas 
related to the philosophy of information will, however, be considered.

 The workshop consists of a main track and two special panels.

 As part of the main track of the workshop, at least 10 slots of 45 minutes 
are available for contributed talks. Abstracts of 500-1000 words should be 
submitted no later than the 1st of March to Orlin Vakarelov at .

 Submissions will be evaluated by the programme committee (see below), and 
acceptance notifications will be issued by the 15th of March 2014.

 The special panels are devoted to the topics of Information and Law, and 
on Information and Policy.

 Preliminary program

 Panel on Information and Law

 . Frederick Schauer (Virginia)

 . Ugo Pagallo (Torino)

 . Jennifer Jenkins (Duke)

 Panel on Information and Policy

 . Mariarosaria Taddeo (Warwick)

 . Kay Mathiesen (Arizona)

 Regular updates will be posted on the website of the society for the philosophy 
of information ([http://] ).

 The workshop is preceded on May 14th by a Conference on the work of Fred 
Dretske organised by  the philosophy department at Duke University. 
Participants to the workshop are kindly invited to attend this event as well. 
Participants of the conference have also been invited to attend the workshop. 
Confirmed speakers include Fred Adams (Delaware), Peter Godfrey-Smith (CUNY - 
The Graduate Center), Jenann Ismael (Arizona), David Sanford (Duke) and Elliot 
Sober (Wisconsin---Madison). The two events will share social venues.


 The workshop is free for members of the Society for the Philosophy of 
Information. Non-members must pay a  registration fee, which includes 
Membership to the Society (opt-out possible). Student membership is free, and 
they can use this occasion to join the society.

 The event will provide refreshments and lunches. A small number of bursaries 
that will cover a portion of the participation expenses may be awarded on the 
basis of need and scientific merit. More information will be provided when 
acceptance notifications are sent out.


 A selection of the best papers will be invited for publication in a volume of a 
book series with a major university press. Papers from the 5th workshop are 
forthcoming in Topoi. Papers from the 4th workshop are forthcoming in Minds and 
Machines. Papers from the 3rd workshop are forthcoming in Logique & Analyse.

 Organisation and committees

 Programme committee

 Patrick Allo (Brussels)

 Luciano Floridi (Oxford)

 Phyllis Illari (UCL)

 Eric Kerr (Singapore)

 Giuseppe Primiero (Middlesex London)

 Federica Russo (Ferrara)

 Judith Simon (Vienna, Karlsruhe & Institut Jean Nicod)

 Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke)

 Mariarosaria Taddeo (Warwick)

 Orlin Vakarelov (Duke)

 This event is part of the  workshop series of the Society of the Philosophy of 
Information ([http://] ), and is hosted
 by the Future of Information Society Research Group ( 
)  at Duke University.

 The event is generously sponsored by the Information, Society and Culture 
 theme of the Bass Connection initiative at Duke, by the Information Initiative 
at Duke (iID) and by contributions from other various programs and departments 
at Duke University.