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28-30 July 2008, First Formal Epistemology Festival: Conditionals and Ranking Functions, Konstanz, Germany

Date: 28-30 July 2008
Location: Konstanz, Germany
Deadline: 29 February 2008

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

The background for the first Formal Epistemology Festival is the 40th anniversary of Robert Stalnaker's "A Theory of Conditionals" and the 20th anniversary of Wolfgang Spohn's "Ordinal Conditional Functions. A Dynamic Theory of Epistemic States".

Invited speakers include: Alan Hájek (ANU) Hannes Leitgeb (Bristol) Hans Rott (Regensburg) Wolfgang Spohn (Konstanz) Robert Stalnaker (MIT) Timothy Williamson (Oxford)

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 (this 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.

We are now inviting submissions of papers of at least 5000 words on Conditionals and Ranking Functions. Please send a pdf prepared for blind reviewing to: . Deadline for submissions: February 29, 2008. Notification of Acceptance: April 30, 2008

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