Epistemology of Science: A Workshop at the Intersection of Epistemology and Philosophy of Science

September 20, 2019 - September 21, 2019
Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

Cathedral of Learning
United States

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Keynote speakers:

Northwestern University
Temple University


University of Pittsburgh
Mississippi State University
University of Pittsburgh
University of Southern Denmark
Middlebury College
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Purdue University
Carnegie Mellon University

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Epistemology of Science aims to encourage collaboration between the disciplines of epistemology and philosophy of science. Participants from both disciplines will engage in both first-order discussion of issues at the intersection of epistemology and philosophy of science and meta-level discussion of how the two fields can productively interact. The workshop will feature keynote addresses by Sandy Goldberg (Northwestern University) and Miriam Solomon (Temple University).

Topics may include, but are not limited to: the evidential value of testimony and expertise, the nature of understanding, inference to the best explanation, peer disagreement, conceptions of evidence, connections between inductive risk and pragmatic encroachment, underdetermination, division of cognitive labor, pluralism, epistemic value, epistemic injustice, defeasibility, and well-structured epistemic communities. Special consideration will be given to papers that explicitly relate their research to both disciplines.

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The workshop will feature both epistemologists and philosophers of science. Our intention is to include an equal number of epistemology and philosophy of science talks, with each receiving commentary from across the aisle. Accordingly, all participants will be asked to choose the disciplinary affiliation that most closely fits their talk (though we stress that talks that fall in the middle will be enthusiastically received). Talks will last twenty minutes, followed by ten minutes of commentary and a fifteen-minute Q&A.

Confirmed speakers

Katharina Bernhard (University of St. Andrews)

Anjan Chakravartty (University of Miami)

Joshua Habgood-Coote (University of Bristol)

Genevieve Hayman (Georgetown University)

Karen Kovaka (Virginia Tech University)

Michael Poznic (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Collin Rice (Bryn Mawr College)

Matthew Slater (Bucknell University) 

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September 20, 2019, 12:00am CST

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