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Third Annual Graduate Epistemology Conference

31st May – 1st June 2013

Edinburgh, Dugald Stewart Building


  • Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern University), “What is Justified Group Belief?”
  • Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma),  “A Defense of Epistemic Authority”
  • Andy Yu (Oxford University), “Knowledge, Probability and Action”
  • Michael Hannon (University of Cambridge) “Is Knowledge True Belief Plus Adequate Information?”
  • Andrew Peet (Arché, University of St Andrews) “Testimony in Context”
  • Paul Poenicke (University at Buffalo, State University of New York) “A Genealogical Resolution of the Swamping Problem”
  • Nicholas Laskowski (University of Southern California) “Practical and Evidential Epistemic Reasons”
  • Daniel Fogal (New York University) “Rational Requirements and the Primacy of Pressure”
  • Elena Derksen (Ryerson University) “The Possibility of Believing at Will”
  • Nick Hughes (Arché/CSMN) “E=K? (How Williamson’s Arguments Fall Short)”

Inquires to

Conference website

**SPA sponsored**

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CFP: Evaluative Perception: Aesthetic, Ethical, Normative

Deadline: 1st July 2013

Conference: 13th – 15th September 2013


Description: The central questions to which the conference will be addressed include:

  1. Are there good reasons for thinking that evaluative perception is possible? Is this limited to any particular sensory modality/ies?
  2. Is there anything distinctive about evaluative perception, or particular types of evaluative perception?
  3. What are the epistemological consequences of evaluative perception?

As well as these questions, the topic of the conference will connect with broader discussions and debates in aesthetics, epistemology, ethics, and the philosophy of perception, e.g., the possibility of cognitive penetration, amodal perception, and cross-modal perception, the admissible contents of experience, the relationship between imagination and perception, the impact of so-called ‘framing effects’ on perceptual experience, whether perception can be said to be rational and whether perception could be the conclusion of an argument, the role of experience in aesthetic appreciation, and the prospects for various approaches in ethics, e.g., ethical intuitionism and virtue ethics.

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Robert Audi (University of Notre Dame)
  • Professor Robert Hopkins (University of Sheffield)
  • Professor Dominic Lopes (University of British Colombia)
  • Dr Jack Lyons (University of Arkansas)
  • Dr Sarah McGrath (Princeton University)
  • Dr Kathleen Stock, University of Sussex)
  • Dr Dustin Stokes (University of Toronto)
  • Dr Pekka Väyrynen (University of Leeds)

Call for papers: Submissions should:

  1. be in English
  2. include an Abstract (no more than 250 words) and a Paper that can be presented in approximately 45 minutes
  3. be prepared for blind review
  4. be sent as a PDF to no later than July 1st 2013 (all submissions will be acknowledged).

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Visiting speakers, 22nd – 26th April

Next week’s visiting speakers (more information):

  • Miranda Fricker (Sheffield), “What’s the Point of Blame?,” at St Andrews on Wednesday, 24th April.
  • Kristina Musholt (London School of Economics), “Against self-representationalism,” at Edinburgh’s Epistemology Research Group on Wednesday, 24th April.
  • Miranda Fricker (Sheffield), at Stirling on Thursday, 25th April.
  • Miranda Fricker (Sheffield), “‘Generating Epistemic Responsibility for Implicit Prejudice,” at Edinburgh on Friday, 26th April.

Other events next week:

  • 2013 TM Knox Memorial Lecture, St Andrews, 22nd April.  Speaker: Anthony O’Hear (University of Buckingham), “The Tastes of Sardanapallus: Virtue, Upbringing and Moral Reasoning”