8th Annual Edinburgh Graduate Conference in Epistemology

June 25, 2018 - June 26, 2018
University of Edinburgh

Room 3.10/3.11
Dugald Stewart Building, 3 Charles Street
Edinburgh EH8 9AD
United Kingdom

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities

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  • The Mind Association
  • Eidyn Center
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
  • Analysis Trust
  • Scots Philosophical Society
  • Philosophy Department, University of Edinburgh
  • Aristotelian Society

Keynote speakers:

University of California, Irvine
King's College London


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Eighth Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference June 25-26, 2018

Registration is now open for the 8th Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference. This two day event will feature keynote presentations by Annalisa Coliva (University of California, Irvine) and Clayton Littlejohn (King’s College London), as well as presentations from eight graduate students (see below for details).

Our program will run from 10:15am-5:30pm on both Monday and Tuesday in room 3.10/3.11 of the Dugald Stewart Building, with lunch and coffee breaks in between. There will also be a conference dinner on Monday evening. Attendance is FREE, but kindly email Guido Tana at [email protected] by JUNE 15th to register. If you have any dietary requirements, do include those in your email. Please also indicate whether you intend on coming to the conference dinner on Monday evening (cost of dinner is 20£, to be paid in person at the event).

For more information about accessibility and other details, please visit our conference page: https://www.ed.ac.uk/ppls/philosophy/events/8th-annual-edin-grad-epistemology-conf-2018-06-25

Keynote Talks:

Annalisa Coliva (University of California, Irvine) – "Testimonial Hinges"

Clayton Littlejohn (King’s College London) - "Reasons, Rationality, and the Normative Preface"

Graduate Presentations:

Benjamin Elzinga (Georgetown University) - “Epistemic Dependence in Education"

Heather Spradley (Harvard University) - "Practically Testifying. A Practical Challenge to Practical Reasons for Belief"

Francesco Praolini (KU Leuven/Universität zu Köln) - "No Closure Without Truth"

Maeve MacPherson (University of Manchester) - "Now You Know and Now You Don't. An Investigation of Williams' Contextualism"

Silvia Milano (London School of Economics) - "Bayesian Beauty"

Benjamin Winokur (York University) - "Metaphysically Robust Constitutivism and the Provenance of Privileged Self-Knowledge"

Alasdair Craig (University of Oxford) - "Internalist Experientialism and the Problem of Cognitive Penetration"

Bartlomiej Czajka (LOGOS - Universitat de Barcelona) - "Why the Knowledge Norm of Practical Reasoning is too Liberal?"

This conference is generously sponsored by the Eidyn Research Centre, the University of Edinburgh, the Mind Association, the Scots Philosophical Association, the Analysis Trust, the Aristotelian Society, The PPLS Grant and Development Grant, and is supported by the Edinburgh Women in Philosophy Group.

All the best,

Guido Tana

(on behalf of the organizing Committee)

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June 15, 2018, 7:00pm BST

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