The Workshop

Cancellation Unfortunately, Maria Lasonen-Aarnio’s talk has been cancelled.

Venue and Date

The one-day workshop will be held on September 21, 2018 at the University of Cologne, Germany. The workshop’s venue is: Universitätsstr. 37, 50931 Köln (Seminargebäude), room S16.

It is a satellite workshop of GAP.10. (GAP.10 ends one day earlier.)

Purpose of the Workshop

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together epistemologists who work on higher-order evidence. We are especially interested in debates concerning:

  • conceptions of higher-order evidence
  • epistemic akrasia
  • evidence of evidence
  • higher-order evidence and deductive reasoning
  • higher-order evidence and defeaters
  • higher-order evidence and disagreement
  • higher-order evidence and suspension of judgment
  • higher-order evidence, propositional and doxastic justification
  • modeling higher-order evidence

Invited Speakers and Talks

Kevin Dorst (MIT) together with Branden Fitelson (Northeastern): Evidence of Evidence: A Higher-Order Perspective
Maria Lasonen-Aarnio (Helsinki): Higher-Order Evidence and Good Epistemic Strategies
Thomas Raleigh (Bochum): Agnosticism and Higher-Order Evidence
Timothy Williamson (Oxford): Evidence of Evidence: The Autoepistemic Case

Contributed Speakers and Talks

Aleks Knoks (Maryland): Higher-Order Evidence by Way of Deontic Logic
Mattias Skipper (Aarhus): Does Rationality Demand Higher-Order Certainty?
Margaret Greta Turnbull (Boston College): Level-Splitting: It’s Not as Bad as You Believe


The workshop is organized by Peter Brössel (Bochum), Anna-Maria A. Eder (Cologne), and Charlotte Werndl (LSE & Salzburg).


The workshop is financially supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG, via the Programme International Scientific Events) and the Ruhr-University Bochum.