Epistemic Value

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Issue 3/2 of IJSS

The latest issue of the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism is now available here.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference

3rd Annual Graduate Epistemology Conference
Eidyn, University of Edinburgh
Friday 31st May - Saturday 1st June

Registration for the University of Edinburgh’s 3rd Annual Graduate Epistemology Conference is now open. The conference will comprise presentations on a range of epistemological issues from eight graduate speakers as well as two keynote addresses:

Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern University)
Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma)

There is a £5 registration fee, which includes lunch and refreshments on both days. There will also be a conference dinner on Friday 31st for an additional £20. Please register online (and select the appropriate option if you would like to join us for dinner).

For further details on the conference, including the programme of talks, please visit our conference webpageFor further information, including accessibility requirements, please email Lani Watson at

This conference is generously sponsored by the Scots Philosophical Association, the Mind Association, the Analysis Trust and the Eidyn Research Centre and supported by the Edinburgh Women in Philosophy Group.

Summer Seminar in Science and the Big Questions

Summer Seminar in Science and the Big Questions
August 19-23, VU University Amsterdam
The Abraham Kuyper Center for Science and Religion at VU University Amsterdam hosts a summer seminar on science and the big questions. Experts will give lectures and engage in debates in the following areas:
* cognitive science of religion
* free will and brain research
* evolution, morality and Christian belief
* cosmology, fine-tuning, and God.
Confirmed speakers include: Patricia Churchland (UCSD), David Lahti (Queens' College, CUNY), Rodney Holder (Cambridge), Jesse Bering (New York), Johan Braeckman (Ghent U), Herman Philipse (Utrecht U), Gijsbert van den Brink (VU University Amsterdam), Michiel van Elk (U of Amsterdam), Leon de Bruin (Radboud U/VU University Amsterdam) and Tim O’Connor (Indiana U).
The seminar is intended for two groups:
(1) (PhD) students/post-docs working in the natural sciences who have an interest in positively and intelligently relating the topics they cover in their fields of study to philosophical questions and (2) (PhD) students/post-docs in the fields of philosophy and theology who have an interest in speaking knowledgeably about the intersection between science and religion. The goal of the seminar is to create a learning environment for (PhD) students/post-docs in which they interact with highly qualified scholars on science/religion issues so as to move beyond the easy warfare rhetoric.
Dates: August 19-23, 2013
Location: VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Costs:  The fee for the seminar is 100 euros for (PhD) students and 200 euros for others. This fee includes lunches and dinners and some surprise social activities in the beautiful old city of Amsterdam.
Application: The seminar has room for at most have 60 participants. Please send a brief statement of interest to abrahamkuypercenter@vu.nl by June 1, 2013.
More information and updates about speakers can be found on the seminar website:

This seminar, as well as the Kuyper Center, are made possible by a grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation.