Vincent F. Hendricks: Professor, Director | Center for Information and Bubble Studies | University of Copenhagen

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VINCENT F. HENDRICKS
Professor of Formal Philosophy
dr. phil., PhD
Center for Information and Bubble Studies
University of Copenhagen


 

 

 

STUDIES

  • 1989–-1991. BA in Philosophy / Logic (University of Copenhagen)

  • 1991–-1993. MA in Philosophy / Logic. Master Thesis: Epistemic Logics for AI – Artificial Intelligence (University of Copenhagen)

  • 1994-–1997. PhD. in Philosophy / Logic (University of Copenhagen). Doctoral Thesis: Epistemology, Methodology and Reliability. (Advisors: Prof. Finn Collin (University of Copenhagen), Prof. Kevin T. Kelly (Carnegie Mellon University), Prof. Stig Andur Pedersen (Roskilde University). Thesis Committee: Prof. Jan Faye (University of Copenhagen), Prof. Peter Gärdenfors (Lund University), Prof. Peter Øhrstrøm (University of Aalborg)

  • 2004 dr. phil. (Habitilation). Thesis Committee: Prof. Finn Collin (University of Copenhagen), Prof. Paul Gochet (University of Liege), Prof. Peter Øhrstrøm (University of Aalborg)

AWARDS AND PRIZES

  • Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title 2006 for Mainstream and Formal Epistemology. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006

  • Lærerbogsprisen 2006 with Frederik Stjernfelt for Tal en tanke: Om klarhed og nonsense i tænkning og kommunikation. Forlaget Samfundslitteratur, 2007

  • Videnskabsministererns EliteforskPris, 2008, 1.000.000 Dkr. (~$200.000)

  • Roskilde Festivalens Eliteforskerpris, 2008, 25.000 Dkr.

  • Winner of Copenhagen Science Slam, 2015
  • Rosenkjærprisen, 2016

GRANTS

  • 1995 – Danish Research Academy Grant for studying abroad: $25.000 (Dkr 125.000)

  • 1996 – Network in the History and Philosophy of Mathematics Grant for studying abroad: $5.000 (Dkr 30.000)

  • 1996 – Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Research Fellowship: $4.000 (Dkr 25.000)

  • 1997 – The Carlsberg Foundation, 3 year Post Doc.-Research Grant 970099/20-1304, The Convergence of Knowledge: $200.000 (Dkr 1.200.000)

  • 2003 – The Danish Research Council for the Humanities Research Grant: $50.000 (Dkr 600.000)

  • 2004 – The Danish Research Council for the Humanities Conference Organization Grant: $7.000 (Dkr 40.000)

  • 2008 – The Danish Research Council for the Humanities Conference Organization Grant: $7.000 (Dkr 40.000)

  • 2008 – The Danish Research Council for the Natural Sciences Conference Organization Grant: $10.000 (Dkr 54.000)

  • 2010 – ESF Student Grant for ESSLLI 2010
  • 2011 – Einar Hansens grant with Erik Olsson for CPH-LUND workshops on formal epistemology (Dkr 100.000)
  • 2011 – Velux Foundation Grant / Humanomics – Mapping the Humanities. PI Frederik Stjernfelt (Dkr 7.000.000)
  • 2012 – Einar Hansens grant with Erik Olsson for CPH-LUND workshops on formal epistemology (Dkr 40.000)
  • 2015 – Carlsberg Foundation for establishing CIBS – Center for Information and Bubble Studies (Dkr 14.400.000)

ABROAD

  • 1995 – PhD.-student, Department of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

  • 1996 – PhD.-student, Department of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

  • 2003 – Visiting Professor at Boston University, MA, USA

  • 2005 – Visiting Professor at University of Texas, El Paso, USA

  • 2006 – Visiting Professor at University of Texas, El Paso, USA

  • 2007 – Visiting Professor at Tzinghua University, Beijing, China

  • 2008 – Visiting Professor at University of Texas, El Paso, USA

  • 2013 – Visiting Professor at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Bubble studies
  • Information Processing and the Analysis of Democracy

  • Formal Epistemology and Methodology

  • Formal Learning Theory and Modal Operator Theory, Theory of (Limiting) Convergence, Identification and Assessment

  • Logic, Mathematical Logic, Modal and Epistemic Logic, Recursion Theory, Computability Theory, Topology, Modal Operator Theory

  • Philosophy of Science

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • February 1997–August 1997 – Assistant Research Professor, Institute of Technology and Science Studies, The Technical University of Denmark

  • August 1997–August 1998 – Associate Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Copenhagen

  • August 1998–January 1999 – Assistant Research Professor, Carlsberg Foundation, Post. Doc.

  • January 1999–September 2000 – Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Tenure track position, Department of Philosophy, University of Copenhagen

  • October 2000-2001 – Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Tenure track position, Department of Philosophy and Science Studies, Roskilde University

  • January 2002 – December 2006 – Associate Professor of Epistemology,
    Epistemology and Methodology, Department of Philosophy and Science Studies, Roskilde University

  • January 2007-August 2009 – Professor of Formal Philosophy, Department of Philosophy and Science Studies, Roskilde University

  • January 2009 – Professor of Formal Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, University of Copenhagen

PROFESSIONAL EDITORIAL AND REVIEWING FUNCTIONS

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION AND ORGANIZATION

  • Invited lectures on logic, philosophy of science, epistemology and methodology. University of Copenhagen, Roskilde University, The Danish Agricultural University, The Technical University of Denmark, Carnegie Mellon University (USA), The Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw (Poland), Lahti Polytechnical University (Finland), University of Helsinki (Finland), Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany), The Academy of Sciences, Sofia (Bulgaria), The Academy of Sciences, Prague (Czech Republic), ILLC, Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Boston University, Boston, MA (USA), CUNY (USA), University of Konstanz (Germany), University of Texas at El Paso (USA), State University of New Mexico (USA), Rutgers University (USA), University of Trondheim (Norway), University of Torun (Poland), University of Bristol (UK), APA Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco (USA), Knowledge, Rationality and Interaction Workshop, Beijing (China), UniLOG, Xian (China), LMPS, Beijing (China), IIP, Zagreb (Croatia), University of Chicago (USA), University of Montreal (Canada), University of Quebec – Montreal (Canada), University of Paris, III (France), APA Central Division Meeting, Chicago (USA), ILLC Amsterdam (The Netherlands), Royal Insitute of Technology (SE), Stockholm University (SE), Lund University, LMU Munich (DE), Columbia University (US), Indiana University (US)… Conference participation and contributions to ISSA, LMPS, ESPRIT, MBR, TARK, FEW, ASL-LC, …

  • Since 1996 – Member of the organizational committee of the Danish Network for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics, sponsored by the Danish National Science Research Council.

  • November 1997 – Head organizer with S. A. Pedersen of the International Conference on Proof Theory – History and Philosophical Significance, Roskilde University

  • October 1998 – Head organizer with S. A. Pedersen and Klaus Frovin Jørgensen of the International Conference on Probability Theory – Philosophy, Recent History and Relations to Science, Roskilde University

  • October 2001 – Head organizer with S. A. Pedersen and Klaus Frovin Jørgensen of the International Conference on Mathematics as Rational Activity, Roskilde University

  • Since 2002 – Director of PHILOG – The Danish Network for Philosophical Logic and its Applications, sponsored by the Danish Research Council for the Humanities

  • May 2002 – Head organizer with S. A. Pedersen of Dimensions in Epistemic Logic, first conference under PHILOG auspices, Roskilde University. Speakers: J. Halpern, J. Hintikka, W. Lenzen, H. Rott, K. Segerberg, J. Sowa, M. Vardi, R. Wojcicki

  • October 2002 – Head organizer with T. Bolander and S. A. Pedersen of Self-reference, second conference under PHILOG auspices, Roskilde University. Speakers: Andrea Cantini, Anil Gupta, Melvin Fitting, Vann McGee, Donald Perlis, Graham Priest, Raymond Smullyan and Stephen Yablo.

  • September 2003 – Head organizer with S. A. Pedersen, Uwe Scheffler, Heinrich Wansing and Fabian Neuhaus of FOL75 – Conference on First Order Logic, third conference under PHILOG auspices in association with Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

  • November 2003. Head organizer with S. A. Pedersen and Ryszard Wojcicki of Trends in Logic – 50 Years of Studia Logica, fourth conference under PHILOG auspices in association with Studia Logica, Roskilde University

  • January 2004. Head organizer with L.B. Gundersen of the conference Modalism and Mentalism in Modern Epistemology, The Carlsberg Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark. Invited Speakers: Keith DeRose, Alvin Goldman, Jaakko Hintikka, John Pollock, Robert Stalnaker, Michael Williams, Timoth Williamson, and Crispin Wright

  • May 2004. Head organizer with Pelle G. Hansen and S.A. Pedersen of Social Software, The Carlsberg Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark. Invited Speakers: Ken Binmore, Wiebe van der Hoek, Magnus Jiborn, Rohit Parikh, Wlodek Rabinowicz, Robert van Rooij, Hans Rott, and Brian Skyrms

  • July 2004. Member of the program committee for LOFT6 – Sixth Conference on “Logic and the Foundations of the Theory of Games and Decisions”, Leipzig, DE, July 16 – 18, 2004

  • September 2004. Member of the program committee for AiML04 – Advancees in Modal Logic 2004. University of Manchester, UK

  • Summer 2005. Member of the program committee for  TARK X – Theoretical Aspects of Reasoning about Knowledge, Singapore

  • Summer 2006. Member of the program committee for ESSLLI – Workshop on Knowledge and Rationality, Malaga, Spain.

  • October 2007. Main organizer of the Synthese Annual Conference, the Carlsberg Academy, Copenhagen

  • November 2007. Main organizer of The Epistemology and Methdology of Jaakko Hintikka – A Symposium, The Carlsberg Academy, Copenhagen

  • August 2008. Main organizer of The First Roskilde Science Sunrise Conference: Surviving Ourselves

  • April 2010. Main organizer of the Synthese Annual Conference, Columbia University

  • August 2010, Main organizer of ESSLLI 2010, The 22nd International Summer School of Logic, Language and Information, University of Copenhagen

  • 2010-2011, Principal investigator with Erik Olsson of the CPH-Lund Workshops in Social Epistemology. The CPH-Lund Workshops on Social Epistemology is a series of four workshops in social epistemology, focusing on topics like belief polarization, pluralistic ignorance, echo chambers and informational cascades.
  • 2012, Principal investigator with Erik Olsson of the CPH-Lund Workshops in Social Epistemology. The CPH-Lund Workshops on Social Epistemology is a series of four workshops in social epistemology, focusing on topics like belief polarization, pluralistic ignorance, echo chambers and informational cascades.
  • May 2012, organizer of Modality and Modalities, conference, University of Copenhagen, May 29-30.
  • June 2014, main initiator and organizer of Danmark i Matadors spejl – en fejring af Lise Nørgaard, Univesity of Copenhagen, June 3