an international workshop on the question:
"Why Formal Epistemology?

April 28th-29th, 2007

hosted by
the Philosophy Department
and the College of Arts and Sciences
of the University of Oklahoma

Program now posted!

Bayesian Evolution

Confirmed Participants:

Luc Bovens
David Chalmers
Branden Fitelson
Alan Hajek
Jonathan Kvanvig
Adam Morton
Scott Sturgeon
Paul Weirich

Workshop Blog!

The University of Oklahoma Philosophy Department is hosting a two day Epistemology Workshop at the University of Oklahoma, Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29. The working title for the workshop is "Why Formal Epistemology?" The general theme is to address the issue, "In what ways do (or should, or can) Formal Methods shed light on Traditional Epistemological Concerns?". In other words, how may formal epistemology fruitfully inform and engage traditional issues and approaches, and how should traditional approaches respond to the formalists?. Participants at the workshop will include Luc Bovens, David Chalmers, Branden Fitelson, Alan Hajek, Jonathan Kvanvig, Adam Morton, Scott Sturgeon, and Paul Weirich.

Please check back here often, as new information about the workshop will be posted as it becomes available.

If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Mark Gutel at


Registration for the workshop is free, but we ask that anyone who is planning to come, please send us your name, email address, and institutional affiliation so that we can know how many people we need to accommodate. You can do this either by email ( or regular post at the following address. As a bonus, everyone who registers will be able to post and comment on the official blog of the conference!

Formal Epistemology Conference
Philosophy Department
University of Oklahoma
455 W. Lindsey, Room 605
Norman, OK 73019


A block of rooms has been made available at the Sooner Hotel, which is actually on the OU campus and is very convenient to all the events on the program. The reserved rate at the Sooner Hotel is $48/night. A few cottages with two bedrooms and a kitchenette are also available for $81/night. (In either case there is an additional tax of 7.5%.) You can reserve a room or a cottage at the following website: .
Or you may phone:  888-777-0477.
In either case, when reserving a room you should use the group name 'Epistemology'.

Travel & Directions

All workshop meetings will take place in the Forum Building on the OU campus, which is located right next to the Sooner Hotel. Here is a list of useful information:

A map of the OU campus.
Directions to and a map of the Sooner Hotel/Forum Building area.
Directions to the Sooner Hotel.
Information about travelling to OU.