Bergen Logic Group

POSTPONED: Bergen Workshop on Logical Evidence

This year’s Bergen Workshop on Logical Evidence will be held on the 26th-27th May, with the Early-Career Masterclass following on the 28th-29st May. Details about the events and registration below. All welcome!


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Due to the covid-19 pandemic, both the workshop and the masterclass are postponed. We will let everyone know as soon as possible when the events can take place.


Confirmed speakers

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submissions: 22nd March 2020
  • Communication of acceptance: 29th March 2020
  • Deadline for registration: 24th April 2020
  • Workshop: 26th-27th May 2020

For any queries, contact Ben Martin (benjamin.martin@uib.no).

Call for papers - workshop (Deadline: 22nd March)

We invite submissions for 45-minute presentations, with additional time for discussion, on the broad topic of logical evidence, addressing questions including, but not limited to:

  • Can logical claims be justified?
  • If so, what distinct types of evidence can be relied upon?
  • Are our logical beliefs default reasonable?
  • What role do intuitions and logical paradoxes play in dictating our choice of logic?
  • Can it be rational to rely upon empirical evidence to justify logical theories?

Submissions should take the form of anonymised 1,000-1,500 word abstracts, and be sent to benjamin.martin@uib.no by the 22nd March. Contact details, including paper title, affiliation and email address, should be submitted as a separate PDF. All submissions will be blind refereed.

The workshop has no associated registration fee, but speakers will be required to fund their own travel and accommodation.

An early-career masterclass on logical epistemology will immediately follow the workshop, from the 28th-29th May, for which a separate call will appear.


Masterclass speakers

  • Gila Sher (University of California, San Diego): "Realistic Justifications of (evidence for and against) Logic"
  • Michael Devitt (The Graduate Center, CUNY): "Naturalism and Logic"

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submissions: 22nd March 2020
  • Communication of acceptance: 29th March 2020
  • Deadline for registration: 24th April 2020
  • Workshop: 26th-27th May 2020

For any queries, contact Ben Martin (benjamin.martin@uib.no).

Call for participation - masterclass (Deadline: 22nd March)

The philosophy department at the University of Bergen is pleased to invite applications for participation in an early-career masterclass on logical epistemology, with tutorials from both Gila Sher and Michael Devitt. Participants will also have the opportunity to present their own work in the philosophy of logic with a 30-minute presentation, and receive feedback from experts in the field.

Applicants should be doctoral candidates, or those within three years of obtaining their PhD. Applications should take the form of an anonymised 1,000-word abstract, plus a separate PDF containing personal details, including paper title, career stage, affiliation and email address, to be sent to benjamin.martin@uib.no by the 22nd March. All submissions will be blind refereed.

The masterclass has an associated fee of 1,000 NOK (roughly 100 EUR), and participants will need to organise their own travel and accommodation. We hope to be able to offer five bursaries worth 5,000 NOK (roughly 500 EUR) to talented candidates from under-funded institutions, subject to departmental funding. If you wish to be considered for a bursary, please indicate so and state your reasons for being considered (including funding status) within your email.

The masterclass immediately follows the Bergen Workshop on Logical Evidence, from the 26th-27th May, for which a separate call has appeared. Participants of the masterclass are welcome to attend the workshop for no fee.


All speakers and non-speakers should register their attendance. There is no fee for attending the workshop, and a NOK 1000 (roughly €100) fee to attend the masterclass.

There will also be a workshop dinner on Tuesday 26th May, costing NOK 400 (roughly €40), which includes the price of both food and a drink. If you would like to attend, please indicate this on the registration form.

Registration form for the Workshop on Logical Evidence: COMING

Registration form for the Early-Career Masterclass on Logical Epistemology: COMING

The deadline for registration for both events is 24th April 2020.

For any queries, contact Ben Martin (benjamin.martin@uib.no).


Getting to Bergen

The airport for Bergen is called Bergen Flesland, which is just outside of the city. It’s normally just known on flight booking sites as “Bergen”.

You can fly directly to Bergen from some international airports, but often you need to change at Oslo, Amsterdam or London Gatwick. If the website you’re using to look up flights doesn’t do this automatically for you, it’s worth looking up which of these changes is the most convenient/cheapest.

From the airport, it’s easy to get into the city centre via the light rail (bybanen) or a coach (flybussen). Either takes between 30 and 45 minutes, as they stop regularly. The bybanen costs around €3.5, and the flybussen around €10.


For accommodation, there are two options.

The first, which is more expensive, is to stay in a hotel. UiB has preferential rates with many of the hotels in the city, including:

  • Scandic Bergen City
  • Scandic Ornen
  • Scandic Neptun
  • Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
  • Grand Terminus Hotel
  • Hotel Agustin
  • City Box

When you contact the hotels, you should mention that you are attending a conference at UiB. You can even cc our administrator Kirsten Bang (Kirsten.Bang@uib.no) into the email, who can confirm this is the case. Rates vary, but one can normally get a room for around €110 per night.

The second, and undoubtedly cheaper, option is to get a room or apartment via Airbnb (or, a similar service). Obviously, Airbnb is popular everywhere, but particularly in Norway given the cost of hotels. You can easily get a room for €50-60 per night.

In terms of location, the city centre is small and very walkable. Most parts of the city are a pleasant 30-minute walk away at the most from the philosophy department. If you are looking for a room or apartment, the Nordnes and Sandviken areas are particularly nice this time of year, with the long evenings.


Both the workshop and masterclass sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday have been moved to Auditorium A, Sydneshaugen skole, Sydnesplassen 9, 5007 Bergen. The Thursday masterclass sessions will still be in the Philosophy Department, Sydnesplassen 12/13, seminar-/meeting room at the ground floor.

The department itself is in Sydnesplass, on the top of a hill next to Johanneskirken (the big red church—you can’t miss it!). The main venue, Sydneshaugen skole, is just behind the church (in a yellow building).