Epistemic Aspects of Many-valued Logic

Prague International Colloquium

September 13-16, 2010
Institute of Philosophy, Prague, Czech Republic



The role of the probability calculus and its generalizations in providing a formal framework for addressing traditional epistemological probabilities is well established. The aim of the colloquium was to explore the role of other calculi of uncertainty in epistemology - in particular those based on many-valued logics. Topics to be covered included

• the epistemological uses of uncertainty calculi

• the relation of fuzzy logics to the probability calculus

• epistemological interpretations of many-valued logics

• foundations of fuzzy logics and probability

• counterparts (if any) of conditionalization in fuzzy frameworks

• learning in fuzzy logics, conditionalization in probability and in fuzzy logics, calibration in probability and fuzzy logics

• vagueness as a linguistic and as an epistemic concepts


Invited speakers were Colin Howson, Peter Milne, Nick Smith  and Timothy Williamson.



Organizing Committee: Timothy Childers, Ondrej Majer (Institute of Philosophy, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic), Christian Fermüller (Technical University of Vienna)


 The colloquium is part of the Collaborative Research Project Logical Models of Reasoning with Vague Information, EUROCORES programme LogICCC of the European Science Foundation .

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