Upcoming workshops

We are planning two workshops for 2018:

  • Moral Decisions, June 23rd and 24th
  • Knowledge, Belief and Probability, November 3rd and 4th

Save the dates – more information will follow in due course.


Internal Workshop

The Emmy-Noether group hosts a small internal workshop to connect some of the research going on in Hamburg.

The programme will be this:

10:15-10:30: Welcoming coffee.

10:30-11:45: Jakob Koscholke (Hamburg), “Average mutual firmness and relative overlap: disentangling two explicata of coherence

12:00-13:15: Jacques Vollet (Hamburg/Geneva), The necessity of knowledge for action and the excuse manœuvre”


15:00-16:15: Richard Dietz (Hamburg/Tokio), “Decision Making with Imprecise Preferences: Revisiting the Opaque Sweetening Problem
16:30-17:45: Judith Simon (Hamburg), “Trust & Big Data”
Venue: Überseering 35, Room 03080, 22297 Hamburg. 

Patricia visits Sun Yat-sen University, China

Patricia has visited the Logic and Cognition Department of Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou for two weeks to discuss research topics, hosted by Dr. Hailin Liu. She gave two lectures, one on strategic reasoning in social epistemology, and one on foundational issues in Epistemic Decision Theory.

New research issues related to our project’s topics were also discussed. The department in Sun Yat-sen has strong research focuses in game and decision theory — particularly from the normative perspective which is most important to philosophers — and in Bayesian epistemology. They were therefore especially interested to discuss the ways in which a knowledge-based approach to epistemology and a knowledge norm for action might influence our interpretation and selection of decision-theoretic norms.


Our research group is proud to organize the current Ringvorlesung at the Philosophy Department of the University of Hamburg. For this winter term 2017/2018 the lecture series is entitled Gute Entscheidungen – good decisions. We will have the pleasure of welcoming international experts in order to talk about issues in decision-making from various perspectives including legal, medical, psychological and of course philosophical. The talks are not only open to students and staff – the general public is also warmly invited!

Book Symposium

We are happy to announce a book symposium on Sarah Moss’ upcoming book Probabilistic KnowledgeThe symposium will take place August 16-18, 2017 at the University of Hamburg. It will not only feature Sarah talking about her new book but also a number of great commentators. For more information see hereUpdate: you can find some pictures of the event at the “pictures“-section of this site.

We are also happy to point out that there are funding opportunities for students who would like to attend the event. Interested students are warmly invited to apply with a short CV and a few lines stating why they would like to attend the symposium.

PhD Position

The project is currently looking for a PhD candidate to join the project. The position is fully funded and lasts for three years (it is ranked at a salary level of 65% compared to a full position). The candidate will be embedded into the project enabling him/her to profit from discussions with other project members working on similar issues. The position also comes with general travel funds and the opportunity to organize a workshop on one’s PhD topic or invite relevant guest speakers. You can find the official call for application here.

Update: The position has now been filled.