Hannes Leitgeb

Hannes Leitgeb is Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Language at LMU Munich, where he also co-directs the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, which he has founded in 2010. Before moving to Germany, he had been Professor of Mathematical Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics at the University of Bristol. He holds doctoral degrees in philosophy and mathematics, which he earned at the University of Salzburg, Austria. In recent years, Hannes Leitgeb was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize, a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award, and an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship. He is the Coordinating Editor of the Review of Symbolic Logic and the Editor-in-chief of Erkenntnis. His articles, many of which appeared in the leading journals in logic, philosophy of science, philosophy of mathematics, and general philosophy, are dealing with topics such as: theories of truth and modality, conditionals, belief revision and induction, metacognition, foundations of probability, abstraction and criteria of identity, provability, and structuralism about mathematics.

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Invited Speakers and Commentators

Alexandru Baltag

Alexandru Baltag is an Associate Professor at ILLC, and one of the two leaders of the Amsterdam Dynamics Group. His research interests include: logics for multi-agent information flow; belief revision; formal epistemology;  rationality and strategic reasoning in game theory;  quantum logic and quantum information; models for self-reference, circularity and paradoxes; coalgebras and non-wellfounded sets. He is one of the originators of the field of Dynamic Epistemic Logic. His broader research interests range from social epistemology to formal learning theory, social choice theory and general topics in the philosophy of science. He obtained his PhD  in Mathematics at Indiana University in 1998 with a thesis on foundations of set theory, under the supervision of Jon Barwise. Afterwards he held postdocs at the Dutch Center for Mathematics and Computer Science(CWI)  and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) in Amsterdam. From 2001 on he was a University Lecturer at the University of Oxford, in the Department of Computer Science, before moving back to  ILLC in  2011. He has more than 70 papers in peer-reviewed journals and peer-reviewed proceedings of international conferences, and more than 50 invited talks at international conferences and workshops.

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Branden Fitelson

Branden Fitelson is currently Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University and visiting Professor at both the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy at LMU-Munich and the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation at the University of Amsterdam. Before teaching at Rutgers, LMU, and UvA, Branden held teaching positions at UC-Berkeley, San José State, and Stanford. Branden got his MA and PhD in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before entering philosophy, Branden studied math & physics at UW-Madison, and worked as a research scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and a NASA contractor.

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Nina Gierasimczuk

Dr. Nina Gierasimczuk is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (University of Amsterdam) funded by an individual NWO research Veni grant: "Learning from each other: Formal analysis of multi-agent learning". She obtained her PhD in Computer Science from University of Amsterdam and her MPhil in Philosophy from University of Warsaw. Her areas of research include Formal Epistemology, Formal Learning Theory, Dynamic Epistemic Logic, Belief Revision, and Multi-agent Systems. She is also actively involved in research into the role of logic and logical modeling in cognitive science.

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Richard Pettigrew

Richard Pettigrew’s research interests range from structuralism and nominalism in the philosophy of mathematics to norms for credences and the role of evidence in formal epistemology. He obtained a Ph.D. in mathematical logic from the School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol in 2008; he then held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship and an AHRC Early Career Fellowship in the Department of Philosophy at that university from 2008 until 2012. From 2013 until 2016, he holds an ERC Starting Researcher Grant for a project entitled ‘Epistemic Utility Theory: Foundations and Applications’. His publications include 17 articles in peer-reviewed international journals, as well as entries in various encyclopedias and handbooks. Besides teaching at the University of Bristol, he has taught a number of courses in summer schools at the University of Aberdeen, LMU Munich, and University of Oxford.

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Jan-Willem Romeijn

Jan-Willem Romeijn is Professor of philosophy of science at the Philosophy Faculty of the University of Groningen. He wrote a dissertation on statistical inference and inductive logic  and was awarded a doctorate with distinction in 2005. After this he lectured in philosophy of science and statistical methodology at the Psychology Department of the University of Amsterdam. In 2007 he returned to Groningen for a postdoctoral research project on the intersection of logic and statistical inference,  and in 2011 he began a research project on the concept of chance in statistics. His research interests include scientific method, inductive logic, and statistical inference.

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Gerhard Schurz

Gerhard Schurz is professor of theoretical philosophy at the university of Düsseldorf, Germany and director of the Düsseldorf Center for Logic and Philosophy of Science. His research is in the fields of philosophy of science, logic, epistemology and metaethics.  He holds a master in chemistry and a PhD  in philosophy from the university of Graz, Austria. After his Phd; he moved to the university of Salzburg, Austria, where he worked as a university assistant and after his habilitation in 1989 as a lecturer and assistant professor. From 2000 he held a chair in philosophy at the university of Erfurt, Germany  before moving to Düsseldorf in 2002. He held visiting professorships at UC Irvine and in Yale. Gerhard Schurz was the director of several DFG grants in Düsseldorf. Currently, he is the director of the projects on 'The Role of Meta-Induction in Human Reasoning’ and 'Frame-Theoretical Investigation of Unification and Reduction’. He has published six books, 19 editions and more than 180 papers.

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