Epistemic Value

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Epistemology at the Central APA

I'll be heading off to Chicago soon for the Central APA. There's a fair amount of epistemology taking place, much of which is usefully listed here by Jon on Certain Doubts. Here are a couple of other sessions of possible interest to readers of this blog:


GII-9. Hume Society
5:15-7:15 p.m.
Topic: Hume on Skepticism and Moral Distinctions
Chair: Karánn Durland (Austin College)
Speaker: Brian Ribeiro (University of Tennessee–Chattanooga)
“Hume’s Changing Views on the ‘Durability’ of Skepticism”
“Hume on the ‘Reality’ of Moral Distinctions”


II-G. Colloquium: Ancient Philosophy: Epistemology and Metaphysics
9:00 a.m.-Noon
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Chair: Martin Henn (University of Wisconsin–Whitewater)
Speaker: Russell Jones (University of Oklahoma)
“Bivalence and Contradictory Pairs in Aristotle’s De Interpretatione 9”
**Graduate Student Travel Stipend Winner**
Commentator: Dean A. Kowalski (University of Wisconsin–Waukesha)
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Chair: Alan Kim (Hamilton College)
Speaker: Naomi Reshotko (University of Denver)
“Is There an Intermediate Position between Knowing and Not Knowing? The Wax Block in Plato’s Theaetetus”
Commentator: Yancy Hughes Dominick (Seattle University)
11:00 a.m.-Noon
Chair: Elizabeth A. Hoppe (Lewis University)
Speaker: David Bronstein (Oxford University/University of Toronto)
“Understanding Meno’s Paradox in Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics I.1”
**Graduate Student Travel Stipend Winner**
Commentator: Owen Goldin (Marquette University)

I hope to see some of you in Chicago!



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