Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Philosophy of Information at Hertfordshire University


FOURTH WORKSHOP ON THE PHILOSOPHY OF INFORMATION
Boardroom, McClaurin Building, University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

Thursday 10 May 2012
9.00 Welcome, Tea, Coffee
9.30 GREGORY WHEELER (Keynote Speaker)
Is there a logic of information?
10.00 PATRICK ALLO
Tentative inference, open worlds and the informational conception of logic
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 SIMON D’ALFONSO
The logic of knowledge and the flow of information
11.30 SONJA SMETS
Playing for knowledge
12.00 ORLIN VAKARELOV
From interface to correspondence: How to recover classical representations in a pragmatic theory of semantic information
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 ANTHONY BEAVERS
Transcendental philosophy in the age of information: Floridi’s Neo-Kantian epistemology
14.00 BERT BAUMGÄRTNER
Defence of modeling vagueness with discrete degrees
14.30 NIR FRESCO & PHILLIP STAINES
A revised attack on digital ontology
15.00 PHYLLIS ILLARI
Information and causal inference: in defence of generality
15.30 MARK JAGO
Bounded rationality and epistemic blindspots
16.00 – 16.30 Tea Break
16.30 ERIC KERR
An informational approach to epistemic agency
17.00 LUCIANO FLORIDI
A plea for antinaturalism
17.30 – 18.00 Final discussion and end of first day
19.00 Workshop Dinner

Friday 11 May 2012
9.00 Welcome, Tea, Coffee
9.30 STEPHEN HARTMANN (Keynote Speaker
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Updating on conditionals = Kullback-Leibler + causal structure
10.00 SEBASTIAN SEQUOIAH-GRAYSON
Epistemic operations
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 GUSTAVO CEVOLANI
Truthlikeness, partial truth, and (strongly) semantic information
11.30 GIUSEPPE PRIMIERO
Towards a taxonomy of errors for information systems
12.00 HILMI DEMIR
Taking stock: Arguments for the veridicality thesis
12.30 – 13.30 Final discussion and end of workshop

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