To be held at Centre for Logic, Epistemology and the History of Science (CLE-Unicamp)

May 23–27, 2016

Invited scholars:

Sven Ove HANSSON (Stockholm University)

Harvey LEDERMAN (New York University)

Eduardo FERMÉ (Universidade da Madeira)

Contemporary Philosophy has held debates about central topics in ontology, epistemology, semantics, and cognition, among other current themes. Within these debates contemporary epistemology has sustained for the last couple of decades a lasting and relevant debate on open issues such as the definition of knowledge, its distinction to beliefs, and belief revision, decisions, justification, information, and rationality. These discussions have in part applied recently developed technical and conceptual tools, such as logics, theories of probability, game theory, decision theory, computer science, and many more. Scholars include not only philosophers, but also scientist interested in philosophical issues. This event hopes to make a contribution to these discussions by offering an exchange of ideas between renowned researchers in form of a scientific meeting and workshops and to take part in international discussions on these topics.


Rafael TESTA (CLE-Unicamp)

Philip WEINMANN (IFCH-Unicamp)

Working Group

Lucas ANGIONI – Unicamp; Marcelo CONIGLIO – Unicamp; Eduardo FERMÉ – Universidade da Madeira; Sven Ove HANSSON – Stockholm University; Harvey LEDERMAN – New York University; Marco RUFFINO – Unicamp; Rafael TESTA – Unicamp; Philip WEINMANN – Unicamp.



(Susceptible to changes)

19h00 – Opening session: Informal discussion on the Logical Representation of Knowledge followed by a reception supper.

09h30 – Sven Ove Hansson: ”Choosing What to Believe”

12h00 – Lunch
14h00 – Eduardo Fermé: “Credibility Limited Improvement Operators”

16h00 – coffe break
16h30 – Harvey Lederman: “On Rational Communication”
18h30 – Discussions


09h30 – Sven Ove Hansson: “Choosing What to Believe” pt2
12h00 – Lunch
14h00 – Marcelo Coniglio and Rafael Testa: “On Paraconsistent Belief Revision”
16h00 – coffe break

16h30 – Working session


09h30 – Sven Ove Hansson: “Choosing What to Believe” pt.3
12h00 – Lunch
14h00 – Working session

16h00 – coffe break

16h30 – Working session



09h30 – Closing section

More details to be announced.