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Philosophy events, week of 16th November

Next week (more information):

  • Helen Steward (University of Leeds) “Touching Experiences” at Edinburgh’s Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Reading Group on Monday, 16th November and at St Andrews’ Philosophy Club on Wednesday, 18th November.
  • Martin Doherty (UEA), “Developmentally distinct systems for processing gaze and theory of mind,” at Glasgow’s Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience Research Seminar on Monday, 16th November.
  • Jesse Tomalty (University of Stirling) at Glasgow’s Senior seminar on Tuesday, 17th November.
  • Orestis Palermos (University of Edinburgh) at Edinburgh’s Epistemology Research Group on Wednesday, 18th November.
  • Inna Kupreeva (University of Edinburgh) at Glasgow’s Philosophy Society on Wednesday, 18th November.
  • Massimo Renzo (KCL) at Stirling’s Visiting Speaker Seminar on Thursday, 19th November.
  • Katie Steele (London School of Economics and Political Science), “Use-Novelty and Evidential Support,” at Edinburgh’s Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Debates on Friday, 20th November.
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Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference

Call For Papers

Sixth Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference

The 6th Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference will take place 6th-7th June 2016 at the University of Edinburgh. This year’s keynote speakers will be Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins (British Columbia) and Alan Millar (Stirling). All graduate presentations will have respondents from faculty members at Edinburgh or a neighbouring university.

We invite graduate students to submit essays within any area of epistemology (broadly construed). Essays should be under 4000 words, and should be anonymised for blind review.

We would really like the conference to be representative of the graduate community and so we strongly encourage submissions from anyone working on epistemology who is a member of an under-represented group.

We will be happy to help arrange free childcare for any attendees who would find it helpful. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss this, or any accessibility requirements you may have.

The deadline for submissions is 16th February, 2016, 00:00 GMT. For more information, including details of how to submit, please visit our conference page:

This conference is generously sponsored by the Eidyn Research Centre, the University of Edinburgh, the Scots Philosophical Association, The Mind Association, and is supported by the Edinburgh Women in Philosophy Group.

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Nancy Cartwright in Scotland

Nancy Cartwright (University of San Diego and Durham University) will be in the Scotland in early December, delivering two talks:

  • On Tuesday, 8th December, the Knox Memorial Lecture at St Andrews: “Will this policy work for us? Undertsanding and misunderstanding randomised controlled trials.”  Tuesday 8th December, 5:15pm in School II.  There will also be a seminar the following morning at 11am in Edgecliffe.  For more information: 
  • On  Wednesday, 9th December, a Royal Institute of Philosophy & Royal Society of Edinburgh Lecture: “Scientific Generalizations: What’s So Good about Missing Out All the Differences?”  Wednesday, 9th December, 6:00pm at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.  For more information: