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Epistemic Justification: Formal Epistemology Meets Mainstream Epistemology (30 March - 1 April 2023)

Idea & Motivation

It is often assumed that knowledge claims must be justified. But what kind of justification is required for knowledge? Under what conditions is it rational to expect that a believed proposition is (probably) true? And, is it possible to address skeptical concerns by invoking epistemic justification? These are some of the questions currently being debated, often in the context of underlying positions ranging from versions of foundationalism to infinitism and coherentism. This conference will address these questions, bringing together researchers from formal epistemology and mainstream epistemology. In doing so, we will address, among other things, how degrees of belief are justified, how perception is related to justification, how belief change relates to justification, under what conditions (if any) is coherence truth-conducive, how social interaction and social systems relate to epistemic justification, and whether there can be degrees of justification and, if so, how they can be measured. Overall, this conference is driven by the belief that dialogue between different epistemological approaches is beneficial to all and promotes progress in the discipline.

Invited Speakers

Sven Bernecker (Cologne/Irvine)
Igor Douven (Paris)
Catherine Z. Elgin (Harvard)
Julia Staffel (Colorado Boulder)
Ralph Wedgwood (USC)


You can find the conference program with the abstracts of the talks and the schedule at the following link:
Please note that the schedule of the talks is not yet finalized and may change.

Conference Dinner

If you would like to attend the conference dinner on Thursday, March 30, please send a message to Borut Trpin by March 20, so that we can make appropriate reservations. Please note that each guest will be paying for a meal and/or beverages of their choice.


To register, please send a message to Borut Trpin by March 1, 2023.


LMU München

Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1

80539 München

Practical Information

The conference will take place in the main building of LMU Munich: Room M 203 (OG 2, second floor) at Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 Munich, Germany.

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How to get there by public transport
Train: Arrival at München Hauptbahnhof (Munich Main Station) or München Ostbahnhof (Munich East Station), then take the S-Bahn to Marienplatz and from thee the U3 or U6 to stop Universität. To plan your travel, visit .

S-Bahn (City train): All lines to Marienplatz, then U-Bahn.

U-Bahn (Metro): Line U3/U6, stop Universität.

Bus: Line 53, stop Universität.

Arrival by plane:
From Airport Munich take the S-Bahn S1 or S8 to Marienplatz and then proceed with the U-Bahn U3/U6 to stop Universität (University). By taxi the distance from the airport to the university is around 30km.



The conference is supported by the Alexander von Humboldt - Foundation.