Place: University of Vienna, Aula at the Campus, Court 1, Door 11. (Alser Straße 4)

Dates: May 28-30, 2015

Topic: The purpose of Bayesianism in Philosophy

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Anna Mahtani (LSE) – Unstable Betting Behaviour and Imprecise Probabilities
Jon Williamson (Kent) – Objective vs. Subjective Bayesianism
Jonathan Weisberg (Toronto) – New Work for a Theory of Priors

The fourth Graduate Conference of the Vienna Forum for Analytic Philosophy, a student society for philosophical research in the analytic tradition at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Vienna, will be held 28 – 30 May 2015 on the topic of the purpose of Bayesianism in Philosophy. Besides this methodological question the focus will lie on examples of applied Bayesianism in philosophical work. The aim of this conference is to to be a platform to discuss the prospects of Bayesianism in philosophy.

We invite high-quality papers from graduate students on the following or related topics:

– the justification of Bayesianism (e.g. Dutch Book Argument, Accuracy Argument, etc.)
– Bayesian Epistemology
– Subjective and Objective Bayesianism
– the relation of beliefs and degrees of beliefs
– the problem of the priors
– Bayesianism and Knowledge
– indeterminate credences

The WFAP plans to publish a Special Issue of Synthese as an outcome of this conference. Participants are under no obligation to be part of this, but we would be very grateful if they would consider contributing a paper.


Attendance of the conference is free, but participants are asked to register by e-mail to


For further information about the Vienna Forum for Analytic Philosophy, please visit our general website: http://wfap.philo.at