Vincent F. Hendricks

Vincent F. Hendricks

Vincent F. Hendricks (March 6, 1970), is a distinguished philosopher and logician. He holds two doctoral degrees (dr. phil and PhD) in philosophy and is Professor of Formal Philosophy at Roskilde University in Denmark and member of IIP, the Institut Internationale de Philosophie.

His work has great influence on modern mathematical and philosophical logic and concentrates primarily on bringing mainstream and formal approaches to epistemology together - from epistemic reliabilism, counterfactual epistemology and contextualism to epistemic logic, formal learning theory and what is called 'modal operator epistemology'. Modal operator epistemology, developed first by Hendricks in "The Convergence of Scientific Knowledge" (Dordrecht: Springer, 2001), since developed further in a number of papers and books - see in particular "Mainstream and Formal Epistemology" (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006, winner of CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2006) - is the cocktail obtained by mixing alethic, tense and epistemic logic with elements from formal learning theory in order to study the limiting validity of convergent knowledge.

Vincent F. Hendricks is editor-in-chief of "Synthese", "Synthese Library" and "New Waves in Philosophy", he is also the first founder of ΦLOG - "The Network for Philosophical Logic and Its Applications" [] and chief editor of ΦNEWS - "The Newsletter for Philosophical Logic and Its Applications" [] .

In 2008, Vincent F. Hendricks was awarded awarded the Elite Research Prize by the Danish Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation and Her Majesty, Crown Princess Mary. The prize, which is by far the biggest (1.000.000 Danish Kroner, approximately $200.000) and most prestigious prize of its kind in Denmark, "is awarded by the Danish Government to the most outstanding national researcher who in an extraordinary way contributes to strengthening Danish research internationally."

Authored and Edited Books

Thought 2 Talk: A Crash A Course in Reflection and Expression" (New York: Automatic Press / VIP, 2006)
*"Mainstream and Formal Epistemology" (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006, winner of CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2006)
*"Formal Philosophy" [] (New York: Automatic Press / VIP, 2005)
*"Masses of Formal Philosophy" [] (New York: Automatic Press / VIP, 2006)
*"Game Theory: 5 Questions" [] (New York: Automatic Press / VIP, 2007)
*"Philosophy of Mathematics: 5 Questions" [] (New York: Automatic Press / VIP, 2007)
*"Probability and Statistics: 5 Questions" (New York: Automatic Press / VIP, 2008)
*"Epistemology: 5 Questions" (New York: Automatic Press / VIP, 2008)
*"The Convergence of Scientific Knowledge" (Springer, 2001)
*"Feisty Fragments" (London: King's College Publications, 2004)
*"Logical Lyrics" (London: King's College Publications, 2005)
*"500 CC: Computer Citations" [] (London: King's College Publications, 2005)
*"Self-Reference" (CSLI Publications, 2006)
*"8 Bridges Between Formal and Mainstream Epistemology, Philosophical Studies", March 2006
*"Ways of Worlds I", "Studia Logica", April 2006
*"Ways of Worlds II", "Studia Logica", November 2006
*"Interactions: Physics, Mathematics and Philosophy, 1840-1930" (Dordrecht: Springer, 2006)
*"New Waves in Epistemology" (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007)
*"Proof Theory" (Dordrecht: Springer, 2001)
*"Probability Theory" (Dordrecht: Springer, 2002)
*"Knowledge Contributors" (Dordrecht: Springer, 2003)
*"First-Order Logic Revisited" (Berlin: Logos Verlag 2004)
*"The Way Through Science and Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Stig Andur Pedersen" (London: College Publications, 2006)
*"Modern Elementary Logic" [in Danish] (Copenhagen: Hoest and Soen, 2002)
*"Tal en Tanke" [in Danish] (Copenhagen: Forlaget Samfundslitteratur, 2007)

External links

* [ Vincent F. Hendricks website ]
* [ Formal Philosophy website]
* [ Masses of Formal Philosophy website]

* [ Philosophy of Mathematics: 5 Questions]
* [ Game Theory: 5 Questions]

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