Wednesday, January 7, 2009

FORMAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE EPISTEMOLOGY OF RELIGION

June 10-12th , 2009 @ KU Leuven (Leuven, Belgium)

Co-organized by the Formal Epistemology Project, KU Leuven
and the Centre for Philosophy and Religion, University of Glasgow

Conference website: http://formalphilosophy.org/fmer
Keynote speakers: Paul Bartha (British Columbia); Branden Fitelson (Berkeley); Alan Hajek (ANU); Tim & Lydia McGrew (Western Michigan); Graham Oppy (Monash); Richard Swinburne (Oxford); Michael Tooley (Boulder)

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The organizers of the conference invite contributions bringing formal methodology—decision theory, statistics, epistemic logic, game theory, etc.—to bear on issues in the epistemology of religion. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

- Pascalian arguments

- Cosmic and organic design arguments

- Arguments from miracles

- Problems of evil

- Religious pluralism and disagreement

Authors are invited to submit a 400–600 word abstract for a paper of 30–40 minutes reading time. The abstracts are to be submitted by e-mail, as an attachment in a common format (preferably pdf, doc or rtf).

The submission deadline is Monday 16th of February 2009, with decisions expected to be reached by Monday 30th of March 2009.

The language of the conference is English.

Please send abstracts and requests for further information to:

jacob.chandler@hiw.kuleuven.be and cc. to v.harrison@philosophy.arts.gla.ac.uk

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