Monday, January 18, 2010

Carnegie Mellon Summer School in Logic and Formal Epistemology

*Carnegie Mellon Summer School in Logic and Formal Epistemology*

In the summer of 2010, the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University will hold a three-week summer school in logic and formal epistemology for promising undergraduates in philosophy, mathematics, computer science, linguistics, and other sciences.

The goals are to

  • introduce students to cross-disciplinary fields of research at an early stage in their career; and
  • forge lasting links between the various disciplines.

The summer school will be held from Monday, June 7 to Friday, June 25, 2010. There will be morning and afternoon lectures and daily problem sessions, as well as outings and social events.

The summer school is free. That is, we will provide

  • full tuition, and
  • dormitory accommodations on the Carnegie Mellon campus.

So students need only pay round trip travel to Pittsburgh and living expenses while
there. There are no grades, and the courses do not provide formal course credit.

Instructions for applying can be found on the summer school web page,

Materials must be received by the Philosophy Department by March 15, 2010.

This year's topics are:

Logic and Scientific Inquiry
Monday, June 7 to Friday, June 11
Instructor: Clark Glymour

Computability and Foundations
Monday, June 14 to Friday, June 18
Instructor: Wilfried Sieg

Philosophical Logic and Formal Epistemology
Monday, June 21 to Friday, June 25
Instructor: Horacio Arlo-Costa

The summer school is open to undergraduates, as well as to students who will have just completed their first year of graduate school.

Applicants need not be US citizens. There is a $20 nonrefundable application fee.

Inquiries may be directed to Jeremy Avigad (

Friday, January 1, 2010

SIPTA Workshop on Uncertainty

The Society for Imprecise Probabilities: Theories and Applications will hold a Workshop on Uncertainty at Columbia University on April 17th of 2010, following the Synthese Conference on epistemology and economics that will take place at Columbia University on April 15th and 16th. We expect the workshop to feature a mixture of invited and contributed talks on the use of imprecise probabilities in models of inference and decision making under uncertainty.

Those who are interested in contributing a talk to the workshop should send a short abstract (no more than 300 words) to

with “SIPTA Workshop Contribution” in the subject of the message. Submitted abstracts must contain enough information for the committee to determine their suitability for a 20 minute talk followed by a 10 minute discussion period. Submitted abstracts must be received by February 20, 2010. Notifications of acceptance will be made by March 1, 2010. Due to the limited amount of space in Philosophy Hall, we ask those who would like to attend the meeting without giving a talk to send a copy of their CV to the same address as above but with “SIPTA Workshop Attendance” in the subject of the message.

Important Dates

Submissions: by February 20, 2010

Notifications: by March 1, 2010

Meeting: April 17, 2010

Organizing Committee

Horacio Arlo Costa

Jeff Helzner

Isaac Levi

Paul Pedersen

Erik Quaeghebeur (SIPTA Secretary)

Teddy Seidenfeld (SIPTA President)

Gregory Wheeler