Epistemic Value

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fordham Epistemology & Ethics Workshops

This just in from Stephen Grimm at Fordham:

Fordham Epistemology & Ethics Workshops

Starting next year, Fordham will be hosting a series of epistemology and ethics workshops at its Lincoln Center Campus in Manhattan.

For the 2011-2012 academic year, speakers will include: Macalester Bell (Columbia), Lara Buchak (Berkeley), Ruth Chang (Rutgers), Trent Dougherty (Baylor), Bennett Foddy (Oxford), Allan Hazlett (Edinburgh), Stephen Hetherington (New South Wales), Thomas Kelly (Princeton), Ram Neta (North Carolina), Japa Pallikkathayil (NYU), Michael Smith (Princeton), Ernest Sosa (Rutgers), and Sharon Street (NYU).

For information about location and dates, please click here.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Stephen Grimm at: sgrimm@fordham.edu


Sunday, May 15, 2011

IJSS: First Issue Out!

I'm delighted to say that the first issue of the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism is now out! Check it out here.


Saturday, May 07, 2011

X-Phi @ Yale

Mark Phelan, who is involved in the Yale X-Phi project, has asked me to post something about their activities. Check out their webpage here. The project hosts 17 different experimental philosophy studies designed by 29 philosophers, each working on illuminating a different philosophical question. So why not take a moment to help these philosophers out, either by stopping by the Experiment Month website to fill out a brief questionnaire or by spreading the word about these new studies? (By the way, the experiment month initiative is run by Yale Cognitive Science with a grant from the American Philosophical Association.)


Sunday, May 01, 2011

Episteme: New Beginnings

Alvin Goldman has sent me the following announcement about Episteme:


The journal EPISTEME announces an impending move and transformation. With the first issue of 2012 we begin publication with Cambridge University Press and expand our scope from social epistemology specifically to all of epistemology. Our new title will be: Episteme, A Journal of Individual and Social Epistemology. EPISTEME has published since 2004 with Edinburgh University Press. With Cambridge we shall publish four issues per year, approximately 500 pages per volume. Cambridge will include EPISTEME in a bundle of journals to which 1,500 institutions already subscribe.

Scope and Mission Statement. EPISTEME is a general journal of epistemology in the analytic tradition that invites both informal and formal approaches. Among its primary “traditional” topics are knowledge, justification, evidence, reasons, rationality, skepticism, truth, probability, epistemic norms and values, and methodology. The journal devotes special attention to topics in social epistemology, including testimony, trust, disagreement, relativism, diversity and expertise, collective judgment, and the epistemic assessment of social institutions (e.g., science, law, democracy, and the media). The journal welcomes interdisciplinary approaches to epistemology that borrow methods from allied disciplines such as experimental psychology, linguistics, economics, game theory, evolutionary theory, and computer simulation studies. We do not publish purely historical work or case studies.

Editorial Team

Alvin Goldman (Rutgers)

Associate Editors
Jessica Brown (St. Andrews)
Igor Douven (Groningen)
Don Fallis (Arizona)
Branden Fitelson (Rutgers)
Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern)
Christian List (London School of Economics)
Jack Lyons (Arkansas)
Matthew McGrath (Missouri)
Jonathan Schaffer (Rutgers)
Frederick Schmitt (Indiana)
Jonathan Weinberg (Arizona)
Michael Weisberg (University of Pennsylvania)

The first issue of 2012, guest-edited by Jennifer Lackey, will include the following contents:
(1) A symposium on pragmatic encroachment, with papers by Jessica Brown, Jeremy Fantl & Matthew McGrath, and Jason Stanley;
(2) A paper on the epistemic case for multiple-vote majority rule, by Richard Bradley and Christopher Thompson; and
(3) A critical notice of Sanford Goldberg,'s Relying on Others, by Mikkel Gerken.

Previous Contributors. In our eight years of publication with Edinburgh (when we specialized in social epistemology exclusively), our pages have featured work by the following authors, among others: Jonathan Adler, Elizabeth Anderson, Michael Bergmann, Paul Boghossian, Albert Casullo, David Christensen, Earl Conee, Igor Douven, David Estlund, Richard Feldman, Branden Fitelson, Richard Foley, Miranda Fricker, Margaret Gilbert, Sanford Goldberg, John Greco, Susan Haack, Christopher Hookway, Philip Kitcher, Hilary Kornblith, Jennifer Lackey, Larry Laudan, Peter Lipton, Christian List, Helen Longino, Ram Neta, Philip Pettit, Nicholas Rescher, Gideon Rosen, Sherrilyn Roush, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, Michael Strevens, Jonathan Weinberg, Roger White, Michael Williams, and Linda Zagzebski.

The journal welcomes submissions for publication in 2012 and thereafter. Manuscripts should be directed to: episteme@philosophy.rutgers.edu. Manuscripts should be anonymized, and should be accompanied by a separate file containing an abstract, author identification (including institution), and contact information.