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2018 Formal Epistemology Workshop (FEW)

Tuesday June 12, 2018 - Thursday June 14, 2018

The 2018 Formal Epistemology Workshop will present papers in formal epistemology, broadly construed to include related areas of philosophy as well as cognate disciplines like statistics, psychology, economics, computer science, and mathematics.

This year’s FEW will feature two keynote addresses, by Lara Buchak and Mike Titelbaum, as well as 10 submitted papers.


Tuesday, June 12th

9:30 am – “Concept Utility”, by Paul Egre & Cathal O’Madagain; comments by Snow (Xueyin) Zhang

11:15 am – “Ungrounded Payoffs. A Tale of Unconditional Love and Unrepentant Hate”, by Eleonora Cresto; comments by Aydin Mohseni

12:30 pm – Lunch

2:00 pm – Keynote Address: “Do We Really Need Finite Additivity?”, by Mike Titelbaum

3:45 pm – “Knowability as Learning”, by Ivan Verano; comments by Joe Salerno

Wednesday, June 13th

9:30 am – “Modes of Convergence to the Truth: Steps toward a Better Epistemology of Induction”, by Hanti Lin; comments by Francesca Zaffora Blando

11:15 am – “Reducing Contrastive Knowledge”, by Michael Cohen; comments by Jonathan Schaffer

12:30 pm – Lunch

2:00 pm – Keynote Address: “Against Expectations”, by Lara Buchak

3:45 pm – “‘Ramseyfying’ Probabilistic Comparativism”, by Edward Elliott; comments by Jason Konek

Thursday, June 14th

9:30 am – “Fragmentation, Mathematical Ignorance, and the Metalinguistic Reply”, by Adam Elga & Agustin Rayo; comments by Sara Aronowitz

11:15 am – “Can Accuracy Motivate Modesty?”, by Jennifer Carr; comments by Pavel Janda

12:30 pm – Lunch

2:00 pm – “Hindsight Bias is not a Bias”, by Brian Hedden; comments by William Roche

3:45 pm – “An Objection of Varying Importance to Epistemic Utility Theory”, by Ben Levinstein; comments by James Joyce



Tuesday June 12, 2018
Thursday June 14, 2018
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Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100 (Main Floor Lecture Hall)
170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada
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