CPH-NIP Formal Epistemology Workshop

October 15-16, 2010
University of Copenhagen


Venue: Room 23.4.39, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen. (Directions and link to campus map given below.)

Friday, October 15:

9.00- 9.30     Coffee
9.30-11.00     Olivier Roy (Groeningen): Agreement Theorems, Moral Cognitivism and Deliberative Democracy
11.15- 12.45         Sonja Smets (Groeningen) and
Alexandru Baltag (Oxford): Doxastic Attitudes and Norms for Interactive Belief Change
12.45- 14.00 Lunch
14.00- 15.30 Hannes Leitgeb (Bristol and LMU München): Reducing Belief Simpliciter to Degrees of Belief
15.45- 17.15 Branden Fitelson (Rutgers): Knowledge from non-knowledge
18.30- Workshop dinner

Saturday, October 16:

9.30- 10.00     Coffee
10.00- 11.30     Tomoji Shogenji (Rhode Island): The Role of Coherence in the Transmission of Testimonial Justification
11.45- 13.15         Erik Olsson (Lund): Setting the Threshold of Assertion: A Simulation Study in Social Epistemology
13.15- 14.15 Lunch
14.15- 15.45 Stephan Hartmann (Tilburg): No-Alternatives Arguments

Abstracts are available here.


Attending the workshop is free, but lunch is 140 D.kr. (covers both Friday and Saturday) and the workshop dinner 500 D.kr. People who wish to attend the workshop must register by emailing Nikolaj J. L. L. Pedersen (nikolaj@ucla.edu) no later than Friday October 8. In the email it should be indicated which of the meals are wanted, if any. Payment for meals must be made in cash at the beginning of the workshop.


The workshop is funded by Prof. Vincent Hendricks' Elite Research Prize, awarded in 2008 by the Danish Ministry for Science and Innovation, and the Northern Institute of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen.

Campus map

A map of the Faculty of Humanities campus is available here. Room 23.4.39, the workshop venue, is in New KUA (coloured green in the map).

Directions to the workshop venue

From the airport to the Faculty of Humanities: Take the yellow Metro line M2 towards Vanløse. At Christianshavn change to the green line M1 (direction: Vestamager) and go to Islands Brygge, marked "M" in the campus map.

From Nørreport and Kongens Nytorv: Take the green Metro line M1 towards Vestamager. Go to Islands Brygge, marked "M" in the campus map.

From the City Hall Square: Take bus no. 12 or 33 from City Hall Square (Rådhuspladsen) to Universitetet, Amager stop. City Hall Square is a 5 minute walk from Central Station.

Suggestions for hotels

Ibsens Hotel
Norlandia Richmond Hotel
Hotel Opera
Hotel Copenhagen