Academic Activities

Selected Presentations

  • 10/2018: Comment on Raidl & Skovgaard Olsen, Konstanz, Germany
  • 10/2018: The Modality underlying Causality, UBC, Vancouver, Canada
  • 04/2018: On the Justification of Induction, Konstanz, Germany
  • 01/2018: On the Justification of Deduction and Induction, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 06/2017: The Modality underlying Causality, Causation, Explanation, and Conditionals Conference, Tutzing, Germany
  • 06/2017: The Modality underlying Causality, Modality and Method Conference, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 11/2016: Logic in Means-End Philosophy, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 09/2014: On the Justification of Deduction and Induction, Ottawa, Canada
  • 05/2014: On the Justification of Deduction and Induction, Munich, Germany
  • 05/2013: The Confirmation of Counterfactuals, SEP 2013, Montréal, Canada
  • 09/2012: What Should I Believe About What Would Have Been the Case?, GAP 2012, Konstanz, Germany
  • 06/2012: Belief and Degrees of Belief, DGL 2012, Munich, Germany
  • 06/2012: What Should I Believe About What Would Have Been the Case?, Fourth FEF, Konstanz, Germany
  • 01/2012: What Should I Believe About What Would Have Been the Case?, Oxford, UK
  • 01/2012: What Should I Believe About What Would Have Been the Case?, Toronto, Canada
  • 12/2011: How to Confirm Counterfactuals, Confirmation, Causation, and Probability Workshop, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 10/2011: How to Confirm Counterfactuals, EPSA 11, Athens, Greece
  • 09/2011: How to Confirm Counterfactuals, ESF Workshop, Azores, Portugal
  • 06/2011: How to Confirm Counterfactuals, Munich, Germany
  • 04/2011: How to Confirm Counterfactuals, ÖGP 2011, Vienna, Austria
  • 09/2010: Structural Equations and Beyond, Actual Causation Conference, Konstanz, Germany
  • 02/2010: The Problem of Induction, Zukunftskolleg Jour Fixe, Konstanz, Germany
  • 11/2009: Neue Grundlagen für kontrafaktische Konditionale, Bochum, Germany
  • 10/2009: Comments on Schurz’ paper, ESF Workshop on Explanation, Confirmation, and Prediction in Biology and Medicine, Konstanz, Germany
  • 09/2009: Counterfactuals and Ranking Functions, Foundations of Uncertainty, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 07/2008: Conditionals and Ranking Functions, First FEF, Konstanz, Germany
  • 10/2007: Rankings Rock, University of California at Irvine
  • 01/2007: The Consistency Argument for Ranking Functions, Yeshiva University, NYC
  • 12/2006: Comments on Novack’s paper, Eastern APA 2006, Washington, D.C.
  • 10/2006: Means-Ends Epistemology and the Consistency Argument, HPLMS Seminar, Berkeley, CA
  • 09/2006: The Consistency Argument for Ranking Functions, GAP 6, Berlin, Germany
  • 05/2006: Comments on Romeijn’s paper, FEW 2006, Berkeley, CA
  • 05/2006: The Consistency Argument for Ranking Functions, SEP 2006, La Jolla, CA
  • 03/2006: The Plausibility-Informativeness Theory, Pacific APA 2006, Portland, OR
  • 06/2005: What Is the Point of Confirmation?, University of California at Irvine
  • 04/2005: Bestätigung – Wozu?, Philosophy Colloquium, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 01/2005: The Plausibility-Informativeness Theory, University of Delaware at Newark
  • 11/2004: What Is the Point of Confirmation?, PSA 2004, Austin, TX
  • 06/2004: The Logic of Confirmation and Theory Assessment, LOGICA 2004, Hejnice, Czech Republic
  • 05/2004: Assessing Theories, Bayes Style, FEW 2004, Berkeley, CA
  • 05/2004: The Logic of Theory Assessment, SEP 2004, College Park, MD
  • 05/2004: Die Logik der Theorienbewertung, Philosophy Colloquium, Konstanz, Germany
  • 02/2004: The Logic of Confirmation, ÖGP 2004, Salzburg, Austria
  • 09/2003: Scientific Reasoning: A Logical Approach, GAP 5, Bielefeld, Germany
  • 09/2003: Steps Towards a Constructive Probabilism, Philosophy and Probability Workshop, Bielefeld, Germany
  • 09/2003: Assessing Theories, ECPR 2003, Marburg, Germany
  • 08/2003: Degrees of Belief as Basis for Scientific Reasoning?, 26th International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg/Wechsel, Austria
  • 05/2003: Theory Assessment, SEP 2003, Vancouver, Canada
  • 02/2003: Being Formal for the Sole Reason of Being Formal, FotFS IV, Bonn, Germany
  • 09/2002: Non-Probabilistic Theory Assessment, Prague International Colloquium on Formal Epistemology 2002, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 03/2002: Relevance in the Context of Coherence, Relevance, Consequence, and Content Workshop, Salzburg, Austria
  • 01/2002: Non-Probabilistic Theory Assessment in a World of Individuals, Center for Junior Research Fellows, Konstanz, Germany




Book Chapters: Encyclopedia of Artificial Intelligence

Conferences: Fusion 2004SEP 2006GAP 6CiE 2008

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Conference Organisation

  • Co-Organizer of the Fifth Formal Epistemology Festival, Toronto, June 2013 (with R. Briggs,K. EaswaranJ. Weisberg)
  • Co-Organizer of the Fourth Formal Epistemology Festival, Konstanz, June 2012 (with R. BriggsK. EaswaranJ. Weisberg)
  • Organizer of the Monthly Monday Meetings of the Formal Epistemology Research Group, 2009 – 2012
  • Organizer of the Workshops with Jeffrey A. Barrett of the Formal Epistemology Research Group, 2011 – 2012
  • Organizer of the Workshops with Joseph Y. Halpern of the Formal Epistemology Research Group, 2011 – 2012
  • Co-Organizer of the Causation, Coherence, and Concepts conference, Konstanz, November 2010 (with H. SturmW. Freitag, and A. Zinke)
  • Co-Organizer of the Formal Epistemology Workshop 2010, Konstanz, September 2010 (with B. Fitelson)
  • Co-organizer of the Third Formal Epistemology Festival on Defeater/Default Logic and Perception, Toronto, May 2010 (with E. SwansonJ. Weisberg)
  • Co-Organizer of the Konstanz Leuven Series in Formal Epistemology 2009, Konstanz and Leuven, April and November 2009 (with I. Douven)
  • Co-organizer of the Prague International Colloquium on Foundations of Uncertainty, Prague, September 2009 (with T. ChildersO. Majer)
  • Co-organizer of the Second Formal Epistemology Festival on Causal Decision Theory and Scoring Rules, Ann Arbor, May 2009 (with E. SwansonJ. Weisberg)
  • Co-organizer of the First Formal Epistemology Festival on Conditionals and Ranking Functions, Konstanz, July 2008 (with E. SwansonJ. Weisberg)
  • Co-organizer of Dutch Book Arguments, Prague, August 2005 (with T. ChildersA. Hájek)
  • Co-organizer of Degrees of Belief, Konstanz, July 2004 (C. Schmidt-Petri)

Other Professional Service

  • Co-Founder and Co-Managing Editor (with J. Weisberg) of Ergo, An Open Access Journal of Philosophy (01/01/2013 – 06/30/2019)
  • Hiring Committee (Philosophy of Mind) 2014-16; Workload Policy Committee 2015-17; Department Representative on Faculty Council 2016-2017 and 2019-20; Dissertation Defense Committee 2017-2018 and 2021; UG Curriculum Committee 2019-20; Martha Lile Love Essay Award Committee 2020
  • Associate Editor of the European Journal for Philosophy of Science (2009 – 2013)
  • Editorial Board: Thought (2011 – present), Symposion (2014 – present)
  • Program Committee: Canadian Philosophical Association 2013 (Victoria, B.C.), TARK XI (Brussels, June 2007), Causation, Explanation, and Conditionals Conference (Tutzing, June 2017)
  • Referee for Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Czech Science Foundation, DAAD, German Research Foundation, Lingnan University ORS, National Science Centre of Poland, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, SSHRC, and others on numerous occasions.
  • Member of the ESF project The Philosophy of Science in a European Perspective