CFP: Future Directions in Epistemology: Formal, Informal, Applied

Submission deadline: January 1, 2017

Conference date(s):
February 25, 2017 - February 26, 2017

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Conference Venue:

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge
Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Early Career Epistemology Workshop, supported by a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA), at the Philosophy Faculty, University of Cambridge, UK on 25-26 February, 2017.

Keynote speakers:
Rae Langton (University of Cambridge)
Timothy Williamson (University of Oxford)

The goal of this workshop is to bring together early career researchers (including advanced postgraduates, postdocs, junior lecturers, etc.) who carry out research in epistemology (formal, informal, or applied). A central aim of the workshop is to give researchers working in different areas the chance to meet each other, make new contacts, and exchange ideas.

In recent years, formal approaches to epistemology have become increasingly popular. Careful formal research can provide a much richer understanding of epistemological problems than informal epistemology alone. Yet formal approaches remain somewhat rare in a variety of fields of traditional, informal epistemology. Very little formal research exists, e.g., on the semantics of ‘knowledge’-attributions, feminist epistemology, or on statistical problems in evidence law.

Papers suitable for 30 minute presentations that address any topic in epistemology (formal, informal, or applied) are welcome; please submit papers, suitably prepared for blind review, by 1st January 2017 to

Thanks to generous support from a British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award (BARSEA), attendance is free, and lunch and refreshments will be provided. Free accommodation will be provided for speakers and speakers’ travel expenses within the UK will be reimbursed. For more information about the event and how to register please contact the organizer.

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