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Research Field Specific Events

Freedom and Evil Conference
Sponsored by The Early Modern Group, The Kant Group, and The Philosophy of Religion Group
Saturday April 13th and Sunday April 14th
Keynote Speaker: Samuel Newlands

The Miscellaneous Metaphysics, Mind, and Epistemology (MMME)

Friday, April 19, 2024
Professor Hilary Kornblith, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
"Knowledge, Justified Belief, and Idealization in Epistemology"
353 University Hall
3:45 pm

Abstract: Epistemology is concerned, among other things, with the nature of knowledge and also with justified (or rational) belief.  Some epistemologists are concerned with knowledge alone, and show little interest in the nature of justified belief.  Others concern themselves with justified  belief, and show little interest in the nature of knowledge.  But even among those who are interested in both of these topics, some begin their investigations with the nature of knowledge, and only then confront the nature of justified  belief, while some proceed in the opposite direction.  I believe that this difference is not insignificant, and it makes a dramatic difference in the sort of account which results.  I will argue that this difference in approach is connected with issues about the role of idealization in epistemology.  When these issues are brought into focus, I believe that an important motivation for a Knowledge First approach is revealed, a motivation quite different from what one sees in Williamsonians.

Saturday, April 27, 2024
Workshop on Intuition
John Bengson, The University of Texas at Austin
Elijah Chudnoff, The University of Miami
Nathan Dowell, The Ohio State University

The Logic or Language Society (LOLS)

Friday, March 15, 2024
Professor Lavinia Picollo
Virtual Talk

Friday, March 22, 2024
Professor Hartry Field
Virtual Talk

Friday, April 26, 2024
Professor Michael Glanzberg
Virtual Talk