Epistemic Consequentialism

July 23, 2015 - July 24, 2015
University of Konstanz

Universitätsstrasse 10

Main speakers:

Jochen Briesen
University of Konstanz
Jennifer Carr
University of Leeds
Anna-Maria Asunta Eder
University of Duisburg-Essen
Catherine Elgin
Harvard University
Branden Fitelson
Rutgers University
Clayton Littlejohn
King's College London
Joshua Schechter
Brown University
Ralph Wedgwood
University of Southern California


Jochen Briesen
Universität Konstanz
Anna-Maria A. Eder
University of Duisburg-Essen

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The aim of the workshop is to bring together epistemologists who focus on epistemic consequentialism. The theme of the workshop is intended to be construed fairly broadly, and will cover questions such as:

  • What is epistemic consequentialism, and are there different forms of epistemic consequentialism?  
  • What is the relation between epistemic consequentialism and consequentialism as understood in ethics?  
  • How can epistemic consequentialism be justified?  
  • What are epistemic goals/aims? Are there different epistemic aims? If so, what are they?: truth, knowledge, justification, explanatory power, understanding, etc.? And how are they related?  
  • Does the justificatory status of a doxastic state depend on epistemic goals? If so, in what respect does it depend on them?  
  • Does the acceptability of all or only of some epistemic norms depend on epistemic goals? If so, which norms depend on such goals and in what respect do they depend on them?  
  • Or, is the acceptability of all epistemic norms independent of epistemic goals?

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July 15, 2015, 7:45pm CET

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