Epistemic Value

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Value of Knowledge Book Update

I've just updated the draft chapters for the book on the value of knowledge that I'm writing with Alan Millar and Adrian Haddock, and which I recently posted here. Here are the new draft chapters:

Chapter One: The Value Problem for Knowledge (pdf)
Chapter Two: Knowledge and Final Value (pdf)
Chapter Three: Anti-Luck Virtue Epistemology (pdf)
Chapter Four: Understanding (pdf)
Bibliography (pdf)

Many thanks to all of you who sent comments!


Monday, October 13, 2008

Epistemic Goodness Conference and Call for Papers

This is a reminder that the deadline for submitting an abstract for the Epistemic Goodness conference is November 1st. Abstracts should be submitted directly to me at duncan.pritchard@ed.ac.uk. For more details about the conference, click here.


Friday, October 10, 2008

Epistemology@Edinburgh Blog

Well, it's still pretty basic, but I think it's fair to say that the Epistemology@Edinburgh blog is now live. Check it out here.


Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Epistemology @ Edinburgh

There's a lot going to be happening here in Epistemology over the coming years. I lack specific details for most of these events, but I thought it worth flagging what's planned anyway, even though there are a few gaps. Here are the main events planned:

Ernest Sosa will be here next year to give the 2009 Nature of Knowledge lecture, and we're planning to host a workshop to coincide with his visit, probably on virtue epistemology (for obvious reasons).

We will be hosting the 2010 Episteme conference, and the conference theme will be 'Cognitive Ecology: The Role of the Concept of Knowledge in our Social Cognitive Ecology'. Confirmed speakers so far include Martin Kusch and Ram Neta, with more to follow (including a call for papers).

We're planning a conference on ancient epistemology, probably for 2011.

We're planning a conference on the epistemological ramifications of embodied cognition, probably for 2011 or 2012.

In addition, the Epistemology Research Seminar begins here next week, with a talk from Julien Dutant (Geneva). In addition, we're just about the launch the Epistemology @ Edinburgh blog. So it's all happening here in Edinburgh!