Epistemic Value

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Final CfP: 5th Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference

Final Call For Papers:
The 5th Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference will take place 27th-28th May 2015. The keynote speakers will be Elizabeth Fricker (Oxford) and Jennifer Nagel (Toronto). All graduate presentations will have respondents from faculty members at Edinburgh or a neighbouring university.
We are inviting graduate students to submit essays within any area of epistemology (broadly construed). Essays should be approximately 4000 words, and should be anonymised for blind review.
We would really like the conference to be representative of the graduate community and so we strongly encourage submissions from anyone working on epistemology who is a member of an under-represented group. We will be happy to help arrange free childcare for any attendees who would find it helpful. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss this, or any accessibility requirements you may have.
The deadline for submissions is 1st March 2015. For more information, including details of how to submit, please visit our conference page.
This conference is generously sponsored by the Eidyn Research Centre, the University of Edinburgh, the Scots Philosophical Association and the Mind Association, and is supported by the Edinburgh Women in Philosophy Group.

X-Phi Survey: Volunteers Wanted

Eidyn's own J. Adam Carter and Duncan Pritchard (along with Josh Shepherd at Oxford) are looking for volunteers to take this X-Phi survey:


Wednesday, February 04, 2015

CFP: Fourth Annual Tennessee Value and Agency (TVA) Conference

Call for Abstracts

Fourth Annual Tennessee Value and Agency (TVA) Conference

September 4-5, 2015 // The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

Theme: Knowledge and Agency

Keynote Speakers: Candace Vogler (David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Philosophy, University of Chicago) and John Schwenkler (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Florida State University)

Abstracts (of 2-3 double-spaced pages, prepared for blind review) due by May 15, 2015 by e-mail to EJ Coffman (ecoffma1@utk.edu)

Much important and influential recent work in analytic philosophy lies at the intersection of epistemology, ethics, and philosophy of action and explores some or other of the following broad questions:

- Are action-theoretic concepts central to the nature of knowledge?
- What must you know in order to act (rationally, intentionally, freely, accountably)?
- How can you know about what you do (rationally, intentionally, freely, accountably)?

Abstracts that engage these and allied questions concerning the relationships among knowledge and agency will be considered for the 2015 TVA Conference.  Sessions will be 75 minutes long, with roughly 40 minutes for the presentation and 35 minutes for group discussion.

We aim to notify authors of selected abstracts by June 1, 2015.  If your abstract is selected and childcare duties render your attendance difficult, conference organizers will try to find a way for your childcare needs to be met.

The TVA conference (http://web.utk.edu/~philosop/TVA/conference.html) is an annual event aimed at encouraging philosophical conversation about topics pursued by established research clusters at the University of Tennessee Department of Philosophy.