CPH LU Workshop on Social Epistemology

Thursday 6 and Friday 7 DEC 2012

The 5th installment of the Copenhagen Lund Workshops on Social Epistemology



Aviezer Tucker (University of Austin, Texas): Modeling the generation of knowledge from multiple testimonies

Bert Baumgärtner (UC Davis): An agent-based model of Millian mingling

Carlo Proietti & Erik J. Olsson (Lund University): Pluralistic ignorance, informational cascades and higher order beliefs

Chris J. Thompson (Cambridge University): An epistemic case for deliberative democracy

Fabrizio Cariani (Northwestern University): Why deliberate?

George Masterton (Lund University): Does Laputa solve Goldman's problem?

Gustavo Cevolani (University of Bologna): Belief merging and truth approximation

Peter Brössel (University of Bochum): Degrees of belief, confirmation commitments, and peer disagreement

Raphael Künstler (University of Provence): Information cascade and the division of cognitive labor

Rasmus K. Rendsvig (Copenhagen University): Dynamics of the bystander effect



10 am - 5.15 pm

Program: see PDF to your upper right, or below

Department of Philosophy

Kunghuset, Room 203


Principal investigators

Erik J. Olsson (Lund) & Vincent F. Hendricks (Copenhagen)



Frank Zenker & Carlo Proietti



By 26 November, please, at



We invite abstracts on any topic in Social Epistemology (i.e., both formal and informal work) for presentation at the above workshop.

Past workshops have dealt with formal models of belief polarization, information cascades, echo chambers, and pluralistic ignorance.

Novel contributions addressing these themes will be treated with priority, likewise for results obtained from agent-based modeling.


To contribute, please submit a max 500 word abstract on or before 8 October 2012 (midnight, Lund time).


Following a blind review process, please expect decisions within two weeks.

Travel cost covered/subsidized, room and board provided.


Preliminary Program