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Program René Descartes Lectures 2014

The entire conference takes place in room CZ 109, in the Cobbenhagen building. For directions on campus, click here.

Conference program pdf.

Conference Program

Monday, 20 October
09:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 11:30 Opening and René Descartes Lecture I
  Hannes Leitgeb (LMU Munich): The Humean Thesis of Belief
11:30 - 12:00 Coffee break
12:00 - 13:00 Commentary by Richard Pettigrew (Bristol University)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 16:00 Contributed Talks (abstracts can be found below)
  Pavel Janda (Bristol University): Reflection Principle and Epistemic Utility of Future Contingents
  Ted Shear and Branden Fitelson (Rutgers University): Diachronic Norms of Rational Full-Belief and the Pressure Toward Stability
  Kevin Kelly and Konstantin Genin (Carnegie Mellon University): An epistemic justification of Ockham's razor
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 17:50 Contributed Talks (abstracts can be found below)
  Lasha Abzianidze (TiLPS)
  Leszek Wronski (Jagiellonian University Krakow): Constraints on credences in two not mutually exclusive propositions: the search for the best belief update function
17:50 - 18:30 Welcome Reception (Dante Building room DZ 5)

Abstracts contributed talks Monday, 20 October

Pavel Janda: Reflection Principle and Epistemic Utility of ...
Ted Shear & Branden Fitelson: Diachronic Norms of Rational ...
Kevin Kelly & Konstantin Genin: An epistemic justification of ...
Lasha Abzianidze: A Logic of Belief with the Notion of Complexity
Leszek Wronski: Constraints on credences in two ...


Tuesday, 21 October
10:00 - 11:15 René Descartes Lecture II
  Hannes Leitgeb (LMU Munich): Stability and Reasoning
11:15 - 11:45 Coffee break
11:45 - 13:00 Commentaries by Nina Gierasimczuk (University of Amsterdam) and Jan-Willem Romeijn (RU Groningen)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 16:00 Contributed Talks (abstracts can be found below)
  Frederik Herzberg (Bielefeld University): A graded Bayesian coherence notion
  Paul Thorn (Düsseldorf University): Another problem with deductive closure
  Jan Sprenger (TiLPS): Hypothesis Acceptance and Degree of Corroboration
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:50 Contributed Talks (abstracts can be found below)
  Wolfgang Spohn (Konstanz University): The value of knowledge
  Gerhard Schurz (Düsseldorf University): Impossibility results for stable rational belief
19:30 Conference Dinner (Café Anvers)

Abstracts contributed talks Tuesday, 21 October

Frederik Herzberg: A graded Bayesian coherence notion
Paul Thorn: Another problem with deductive closure
Wolfgang Spohn: The Value of Knowledge
Gerhard Schurz: Impossibility results for stable rational belief


Wednesday, 22 October
10:00 - 11:15 René Descartes Lecture III
  Hannes Leitgeb (LMU Munich): Stability and Action
11:15 - 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 - 13:00 Commentaries by Alexandru Baltag (University of Amsterdam) and Gerhard Schurz (Düsseldorf University)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 16:00 Contributed Talks (abstracts can be found below)
  Roger Clarke (Queen's University Belfast): Contrastive Belief, Full and Partial
  Weng Hong Tang (National University of Singapore): Belief and Conditional Certainty
  David Atkinson and Jeanne Peijnenburg (RU Groningen): Knowledge and Partial Knowledge
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00 Final Session
  Branden Fitelson (Rutgers) compares Hannes Leitgeb's coherence requirements for (degrees of) belief to the requirements he develops in his own book
18:00 - 18:30 Farewell Reception (Dante Building room DZ 5)

Abstracts contributed talks Wednesday, 22 October

Roger Clarke: Contrastive Belief, Full and Partial
Weng Hong Tang: Belief and Conditional Certainty
David Atkinson & Jeanne Peijnenburg: Knowledge and Partial Knowledge