Epistemic Value

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Michael Williams in Edinburgh

Michael Williams will be in Edinburgh November 30th-December 1st to deliver an invited address to the Scots Philosophical Club annual conference. Full details about this meeting can be found here.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Goldman in Edinburgh + Epistemology Workshop

I'm delighted to announce that Alvin Goldman will be delivering the 2008 Nature of Knowledge lecture at the University of Edinburgh. The provisional date for this is April 8th, and more details will be posted soon here.

I'll also be organising a one-day workshop around his visit, the topic of which will be 'Epistemological Conceptions of the Open Society'. The rationale for the workshop topic is that while open societies are prized for the social goods that they bring, they are also prized for the distinctively epistemic goods that they are meant to bring too, though very little work has been done exploring this issue. Given Goldman's contribution to social epistemology, this would be a good topic to discuss during his visit. So far, Igor Douven, Klemens Kappel, Erik Olsson and Pascal Engel have agreed to attend. I'll post more details presently.

Friday, October 19, 2007

New Issue of Episteme

The new issue of EPISTEME is now available, with some great articles in there from Neta, Boghossian, Williams and others.

Volume 4, Issue 1, 2007
Editor: Alvin I. Goldman

Special Issue: Epistemic Relativism
Guest Editor: Frederick F. Schmitt

List of contents and abstracts available here:


Journal homepage:


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Hintikka Conference

There's a great looking conference taking place in Copenhagen next month (hosted by the magnificent Carlsberg Academy) on 'The Epistemology and Methodology of Jaakko Hintikka'. You can get more details here.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Last Call for Abstracts: Knowledge and Understanding Grad. Conference in Epistemology at Edinburgh

Don't forget: 20 October is the last day to submit an abstract (approx. 500 words) to the "Knowledge and Understanding" graduate epistemology conference at Edinburgh, 13 November. Ernest Sosa will be the keynote speaker and Duncan Pritchard the respondent, along with sessions for postgraduate presentations.

For more information on the conference, see:


Abstracts can be sent to edinburghgradconference@gmail.com

If you are a faculty member and know of a postgrad who would be interested, please do pass on the information.

Questions, just e-mail me: j.a.carter@ed.ac.uk

Cheers, Adam