A recent article in Danish media by Professor Vincent Hendricks and LUIQ member Rasmus K. Rendsvig criticizes the Danish election for being characterized by political bubbles. The debate has focused on questions whose importance has been inflated rather than on the real issues, they claim. Read their article here (in Danish).”
Stefan Schubert, post doc researcher at LSE and member of LUIQ, has figured in Swedish media as member of a new network för evidence-based policy. The network wants to promote public policy based on scientific evidence rather than on populism or mere belief. The article, which triggered intense debate in Swedish media, can be found here.
How is knowledge disseminated in the digital era? This is the topic of an international conference organized by professor Annalisa Coliva in collaboration with LUIQ (Lund University Information Quality Research Group) and sponsored by the KDW project. The conference will take place in Modena, Italy, 18-20 November 2015. Speakers include Judith Simon, Vienna/Copenhagen, Elisabeth Fricker, Oxford and Gloria Origgi, Jean […]
In his new textbook on epistemology, distinguished philosopher Alvin I. Goldman adopts the solution to the so-called generality problem proposed by LUIQ members Erik J. Olsson and Martin L. Jönsson (‘adopts’ with characteristic caution and qualification). The generality problem focuses on the alleged arbitrariness of judgements of reliability as an objection to the reliabilist theory of knowledge, which states that […]
KDW and LUIQ associate Sille Obelitz Søe (Copenhagen) is organizing a workshop/seminar on information and the internet to take place on May 13. Speakers: Don Fallis (Arizona), Erik J. Olsson (Lund, KDW/LUIQ) and Patrick Blackburn (Roskilde). Time: 13:00-16:00, reception afterwards. Place: University of Copenhagen, IVA Auditorium, Birketinget 6, 2300 KBH S. Click here for the program and abstracts
An article in Videnskab.dk refers to a new study about group dynamics that indicates that the least competent person in a group thinks she is as competent as the most competent one. This results in that the least competent person(s) having too much influence when decisions are being made. The result of the study is culture independent. Videnskab.dk has interviewed Rasmus K. Rendsvig, […]
Olsson’s talk ‘Linking as Voting: From Condorcet to PageRank’ will be given as part of a symposium on the Philosophy of the Internet organized by Jennifer Nagel. The talk takes place on February 21, 2015.
The project “The Scientific Approach to Epistemology” will be funded by a Leverhulme Trust International Network Grant. The network involves research groups in Bristol (Bristol University, Richard Pettigrew, PI), Groningen (the Rijksuniversiteit, Jan-Willem Romeijn), Lund (LUIQ, Erik J. Olsson), Munich (LMU/MCMP, Stephan Hartmann), Pittsburgh (CMU, Kevin Zollman) and Tilburg (Tilburg University, Jan Sprenger). The research supplements traditional methods in epistemology with (i) mathematical modeling, […]
The Conference is held Wednesday to Friday, 25-27 February 2015 at Lund University, Sweden. RACT2015 brings together international experts from fields as diverse as education, philosophy, speech communication, psychology, mathematics, and rhetoric, among others. The main purpose is to assess the state of the art in research on reasoning and argumentation that can play a load-bearing role in the development […]
On December 15 researchers from the KDW project at the University of Lund will meet representatives from the industry to discuss how information will be searched in the future. – What do we know about how people look for information? – What does the future’s information searching processes look like? – Which skills and what type of knowledge will be […]