Consensus and Disagreement: Perspectives from Social Epistemology and Philosophy of Science

January 20, 2020
University of Iceland

Nordic House
Saemundargata 11
Reykjavík 101


  • Holberg Foundation

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University of Iceland
Zefat Academic College
University of Memphis
Eindhoven University of Technology


University of Iceland
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München

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Finnur Dellsén (University of Iceland) was awarded the 2019 Nils Klim Prize for his work in the philosophy of science and epistemology. The prize is "awarded annually to a younger Nordic researcher who has made an outstanding contribution to research in the arts and humanities, social science, law or theology. The prize is sponsored by the Norwegian government and administered by the University of Bergen- along with the Holberg prize, which is awarded at the same time.

The 2020 Nils Klim Symposium will be held at the University of Iceland in honor of this recognition. Five philosophers, including Dellsén, will deilver talks in line with the theme of "Consensus and Disagreement: Perspectives from Social Epistemology and Philosophy of Science". The event is free and open to everyone, although guests are kindly asked to register by sending an email to [email protected] The event will take place in the lecture hall of the Nordic House in Reykjavík, which is located on the University of Iceland's campus.

The schedule is as follows:


Group Belief and Group Disagreement

Deborah Tollefsen, University of Memphis


I Know, We Know: Bringing Individual and Collective Knowledge Together

Boaz Miller, Zefat Academic College



Fighting Doubt By Promoting Warranted Trust

Kristen Intemann, Montana State University


Scientific disagreement, epistemic toleration and collective epistemic responsibility

Dunja Šešelja, Einhoven University of Technology


Consensus and Marginal Dissent: A Social Epistemology for the 97%

Finnur Dellsén, University of Iceland & Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences

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