Conference: Formal Epistemology and Social Networks, Lund, 24-25 April, 2018

Epistemology has benefitted greatly from the employment of formal methods such as Bayesian results and techniques. This conference highlights the state of the art and, in particular, recent advances in using mathematical and logical tools, but also empirical experimentation and computer simulations, for studying issues in social epistemology, including the epistemology of social networks.

The conference will be held at Lund University, Sweden, 24-25 April, 2018, and is supported by a Leverhulme Trust International Network Grant (The Scientific Approach to Epistemology) in collaboration with the Department of Philosophy at Lund University. 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).

Organizer: Erik J. Olsson (Department of Philosophy, LUIQ, Lund University)