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Workshop: Recent Work in Formal Epistemology (28 June 2017)

Idea & Motivation

As the area of formal epistemology continues to grow, this half-day workshop brings together researchers in the field to present work on some recent trends. The workshop will cover and explore a diverse set of issues including concept learning, representations of ignorance, opinion aggregation, and more.


  • Peter Brössel (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
  • Ben Eva (MCMP/LMU)
  • Lee Elkin (MCMP/LMU)
  • Richard Pettigrew (University of Bristol)


  • Lee Elkin (MCMP/LMU)
  • Stephan Hartmann (MCMP/LMU)



This workshop is generously supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and organized by the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP, LMU Munich).



28 June 2017

09:00 - 09:05 Welcome
09:05 - 09:50 Peter Brössel: Bayesian Concept Learning
09:50 - 10:35 Lee Elkin: Transitioning from Ignorance to Informativeness
10:35 - 10:50 Coffee Break
10:50 - 11:35 Ben Eva: Multi-Level Explanation and Causation: An Axiomatic Approach
11:35 - 12:20 Richard Pettigrew: Accuracy and Aggregating Credences



Luisenstraße 37
80333 Munich
Room A032

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