Tartu Graduate Conference in Social Epistemology

March 26, 2016 - March 27, 2016
Department of Philosophy, University of Tartu


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Keynote speakers:

Kristie Dotson
Michigan State University

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Epistemology – the study of knowledge and justified belief – has traditionally taken a highly individualistic approach. Some have thought that this approach leads to a distorted view of the human epistemic situation. In order to correct for such imbalances some philosophers have embraced the idea of approaching epistemological concerns from a social perspective. Social epistemology refers to a wide-ranging set of approaches to the study of knowledge which construes human knowledge as having an important and weighty social dimension. Social epistemology studies the significance of social interaction in understanding the character and value of knowledge. On the 26th and 27th March 2016 the University of Tartu will host a graduate conference on topics that fall within the field of social epistemology.

Keynote Speaker

Kristie Dotson.

Michigan State University.

Call For Submissions

We welcome submissions from both masters level and PhD level students. Examples of the topics in social epistemology on which we will accept papers include: moral social epistemology (e.g. epistemic injustice); feminist epistemology; epistemology and democratic theory (including issues of the justification of the principle of free speech); social epistemology in the philosophy of science; epistemology of testimony, and; peer disagreement. This list is by no means exhaustive. Papers on any topic from within analytic epistemology, broadly construed, are also welcomed.

Please send all submissions to [email protected]

Please include the following information in a separate file from the main body of text: title of paper, abstract of no more than 200 words, author's name, author's institutional affiliation, author's email address.

Key dates:

Deadline for submissions: February 22nd 2016.

All submissions will receive notification of acceptance or rejection by February 29th 2016.

Conference to take place: March 26th and 27th 2016.

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