Epistemic Value

Friday, March 31, 2006

Epistemology Conference

The University of Rochester is hosting a graduate conference in epistemology this October with a keynote talk from Jim Pyror (NYU), with Earl Conee (Rochester) responding. Here's the webpage for more details.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Workshop on Basic Knowledge

Carrie Jenkins has posted details on Certain Doubts about a workshop on Basic Knowledge that Arche are hosting in St. Andrews. The speakers include Jason Stanley, Tim Williamson, Jessica Brown, and yours truly. Click here for more details.

Blog Discussion on Epistemic Value

There's an interesting discussion of epistemic value taking place on the Show Me The Argument blog run by students at the University of Missouri (what a surprise). Click here. There's also another discussion starting here.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Lammenranta on Pyrrhonian Scepticism

This blog has been silent recently because I've been away at the Pacific APA (which was *excellent* by the way, with lots of interest to epistemologists). I'm back now though, so the posts will be more forthcoming here on in. The first one is to tell you that I've posted Markus Lammenranta's paper on Pyrrhonian Scepticism on the side-bar (and you can also get it here). Markus is visiting Stirling next week and will be giving this paper in the department on Thursday 6th April (room C1, 4.15pm). All are welcome.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Baehr on Virtue and Reliability

Jason Baehr (Loyola Marymount) has sent me a draft copy of the paper he'll be giving at the APA next week. It's entitled, 'Virtue and Reliability', and his session is at 3pm on Wednesday 22nd March. I've posted it on the 'drafts' side-bar, but you can also download it here.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Update: Conference on Epistemic Value

This is just to let you know that the international conference we're hosting here on Epistemic Value in Stirling on August 19th-20th this year now has a webpage. Click here. Although this webpage is far from complete, it does have details of how to register, and more information will be posted as soon as I have it to hand.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Conference on Epistemic Value

This is just to let you know that there is going to be an international conference held in Stirling this summer (19th-20th August) on Epistemic Value. Speakers include Berit Brogaard (Missouri), Ward Jones (Rhodes, South Africa), Mark Kaplan (Indiana), Alan Millar (Stirling), Christian Piller (York), Martin Kusch (Cambridge), and Wayne Riggs (Oklahoma). We've also got an impressive set of commentators lined-up. The conference webpage is under construction, but all the basics are there--click here.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Update: Kvanvig APA Symposium

There's an author-meets-critics symposium at the Pacific APA on Jon Kvanvig's excellent book, The Value of Knowledge and the Pursuit of Understanding. Since all of the responses are now posted on this blog on the 'drafts' side-bar, I thought I should put up a separate post was in order to alert you all to this fact.

Author-Meets-Critics: Jonathan Kvanvig, The Value of Knowledge and the Pursuit of Understanding
Chair: Heather Battaly (California State University-Fullerton)
Critics: Catherine Elgin (Harvard University) (pdf)
John Greco (Fordham University) (pdf)
Wayne Riggs (Oklahoma University) (pdf)
Author: Jonathan Kvanvig

The session takes place between 1-4pm on Saturday March 25th in Council.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Dougherty on Epistemic Norms

Trent Dougherty (Rochester) has drawn my attention to an interesting exchange between him and Clayton Littlejohn on epistemic norms that is taking place on the Rochester grad weblog, 'This Is Not The Name Of This Blog'. Click here. Readers of this weblog might also be interested in Trent's homepage as well, where he posts some drafts of his papers, most of which are in epistemology, and some of which are directly relevant to the issue of epistemic value. Click here.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Update: Brogaard on Knowledge and Understanding (II)

Berit Brogaard (Missouri) has sent me another updated version of her excellent paper on Knowledge and Understanding. I've updated the 'drafts' section on the side-bar accordingly. You can also download it here.