Logic and Methodology Workshop     2011

May 14-15, 2011    Cordura Hall, CSLI, Stanford University


Conference Program

Invited talks 45 minutes plus 10 minutes Q&A.

Introductory tutorials 90 minutes total.

Saturday, May 14

Johan van Benthem (Stanford & University of Amsterdam)

Tutorial - Introduction to Dynamic Epistemic Logic

10:30am - 12:00pm

Lunch served at CSLI: 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Wes Holliday (Stanford University)

Epistemic Logic and Epistemology

12:50pm - 1:45pm

Davide Grossi (University of Amsterdam)

Game-theoretic Aspects of Argument

1:50pm - 2:45pm

Break: 2:45pm - 3:00pm

Lara Buchak (UC Berkeley)

Risk and Representation

3:00pm - 3:55pm

Sherrilyn Roush (UC Berkeley)

Calibration and Credibility

4:00pm - 4:55pm

Break: 4:55pm - 5:05pm

Krista Lawlor (Stanford University)

The Allure of Infallibilism

5:05pm - 6:00pm

Dinner: 6:00pm

Sunday, May 15

Bas van Fraassen (San Francisco State University)

Tutorial - Four Logics: From Extensional to Hyper-Intensional

10:00am - 11:30am

Noah Fonosch (San Francisco State University)

Connectionism and Decision Theory

11:35am - 12:30pm

Lunch served at CSLI: 12:30pm - 1:15pm

Tania Lombrozo (UC Berkeley)

The Philosophy and Psychology of Explanation

1:20pm - 2:15pm

Kevin Kelly (Carnegie Mellon University)

Tutorial - Inductive Knowledge: A Learning Theoretic Semantics for Modal Epistemic Logic

2:20pm - 3:50pm

Break: 3:50pm - 4:05pm

Hanti Lin (Carnegie Mellon University)

Propositional Reasoning that Tracks Probabilistic Reasoning

4:05pm - 5:00pm

General Discussion: 5:00pm - 5:30pm


Topics from formal epistemology will include dynamic epistemic logic, learning theory, and probabilistic methods, plus the relation of these approaches to science and cognition.

The goal of the L&M Workshop is to bring together senior and up-and-coming researchers in logic, epistemology, and philosophy of science to explore the interactions between these disciplines.

Program Committee

Johan van Benthem

Stanford & University of Amsterdam

Bas van Fraassen

San Francisco State University

Kevin Kelly

Carnegie Mellon University

Local Organizers

Peter Hawke, Wes Holliday, Tomohiro Hoshi, Thomas Icard


The Logic and Methodology Workshop will take place in Cordura Hall 100 at the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI), located at the intersection of Campus Drive West and Panama Drive on the Stanford Campus. For directions, see this map.

Parking on weekends is free in the standard “A” and “C” zones. There is a parking lot L-21 directly across Panama Street from CSLI (see the parking map) and a larger parking structure S-2 just south on Panama Street.

If you have any questions about public transportation to CSLI, please contact the local organizers.