The Roles of Knowledge
28 - 29 June 2013
The word ‘know’ finds a comfortable and colloquial equivalent in every human language, which suggests that the concept of knowledge plays important roles in human life and thought. In recent years, a number of philosophers have investigated the various roles or purposes of knowledge attributions in epistemic evaluation. This workshop seeks to advance the debate by bringing together scholars working in epistemology and related areas. We are interested in exploring any topics that are concerned with the roles of knowledge (or the word ‘knowledge’) in human life.
|Friday June 28|
|2:00 - 3.30||Paulina Sliwa (Cambridge)|
|Knowing and Understanding|
|Commentator: Emil Moeller (Oxford)|
|3:30 - 5.00||Mikkel Gerken (Copenhagen)|
|If the Word ‘Knowledge’ Did Not Exist, Would it be Necessary to Invent it?|
|Commentator: Natalie Ashton (Edinburgh)|
|30 minute break|
|5:30 - 7:00||Duncan Pritchard (Edinburgh)|
|The Genealogy of the Concept of Knowledge and Anti-Luck Virtue Epistemology|
|Commentator: Nick Hughes (St Andrews/CSMN)|
|Saturday June 29|
|9:30 - 11:00||Michael Hannon (Cambridge)|
|Commentator: Robin McKenna (Edinburgh)|
|11:00 - 12:30||Jessica Brown (Arché, St Andrews)|
|Impurism and the Social Role of Knowledge|
|Commentator: Sebastian Nye (Cambridge)|
|1.5 hour lunch|
|2:00 - 3.30||Clayton Littlejohn (King's College London)|
|Knowledge, Reasons, and Causes|
|Commentator: Chris Cowie (Cambridge)|
Abstracts for each talk are listed here.
Registration: If you would like to attend this event, please email Michael Hannon (firstname.lastname@example.org). Attendance is free. Registration deadline is June 1st, 2013.
For additional information, please email email@example.com.