Epistemic and Practical Normativity: Substantive Connections

June 13, 2014
University of Southampton

United Kingdom

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Maria Alvarez
King's College London
Matthew McGrath
University of Missouri, Columbia
Baron Reed
Northwestern University
University of Southampton
Daniel Whiting
University of Southampton

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Philosophy at Southampton will host the first workshop of the AHRC-funded ‘Normativity: Epistemic and Practical’ project on Friday the 13th of June.

The workshop will focus on the issues of whether/how practical considerations bear on what one ought to believe, and whether/how epistemic considerations bear on how one ought to act.

Questions include, though are not limited to:

  • Do the sorts of considerations which provide reasons for action also provide reasons for belief?
  • Does the practical importance of what you believe bear on what you should or may believe? 
  • Is it permissible to have a belief that one ought not to act on?
  • Does what one ought to do depend on the facts of one’s situation or on the evidence?


Maria Alvarez (KCL)

Matthew McGrath (Missouri)

Baron Reed (Northwestern)

Jonathan Way and Daniel Whiting (Southampton)


A limited number of places are available at this workshop. Please contact Conor McHugh ([email protected]) to register.


‘Normativity: Epistemic and Practical’ is a two-year AHRC-funded project aiming to explore the connections and relations between epistemic and practical normativity. More details about the project, and about upcoming events, can be found on the project website: http://blog.soton.ac.uk/normativity/.

Organisers: Conor McHugh, Jonathan Way and Daniel Whiting (Southampton)

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