SLU announces a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation to explore the subject of intellectual humility. The project will focus on a variety of philosophical and theological issues relevant to the topic of intellectual humility, including: virtue epistemology; regulative epistemology; peer disagreement; intellectual humility, intellectual autonomy and deference to authority; religious pluralism; divine hiddenness; intellectual humility and theological method; biases, heuristics, dual-process theories and evolution; intersubjectivity and mind reading.
This project will fund a variety of activities, including a competition for up to 16 research grants in philosophy and theology, for research between June 2014 to May 2015.
Additional funding opportunities include:
• Two one-semester visiting faculty research fellowships at SLU, for one term in the 2014-15 academic year.
• Four one-year postdoctoral fellowships at SLU for the 2014-15 academic year.
• Four one-year dissertation research fellowships at SLU for the 2014-15 academic year.
• Five external cluster groups: interdisciplinary discussion/reading groups for regular conversation on the topic of intellectual humility during the 2014-15 academic year.
• Summer Seminar on Intellectual Humility, for 10 to 12 advanced graduate students and junior faculty (no more than 10 years past the Ph.D.) in philosophy and theology, to be held in Los Angeles, CA in the summer of 2015.
For more information on these funding opportunities, together with instructions for submitting proposals and applications, please visit The Philosophy and Theology of Intellectual Humility at Saint Louis University.
The Philosophy and Theology of Intellectual Humility project complements the activities and research occurring under Templeton’s Science of Intellectual Humility project at Fuller University.
The project is directed by John Greco and Eleonore Stump, both at the Philosophy Department at Saint Louis University.
The Sanders Prize in Epistemology, funded by The Marc Sanders Foundation and administered by Tamar Szabó Gendler, is an new bi-annual essay competition open to scholars who are within fifteen (15) years of receiving a Ph.D. or students who are currently enrolled in a graduate program. Independent scholars may also be eligible, and should direct inquiries to the Editors of OSE (see below). The award is $8,000, and winning essays will be published in Oxford Studies in Epistemology.
Submitted essays must report original research in epistemology. Essays should generally be between 7,500 and 15,000 words; longer essays may be considered, but authors must seek prior approval by providing the Editors with an abstract and a word count prior to submission. Since winning essays will appear in Oxford Studies in Epistemology submissions must not be under review elsewhere. To be eligible for this year’s prize, submissions must be received, electronically, by 15 July 2013. Authors should include with their submissions an abstract of no more than 500 words. Refereeing will be blind; authors should omit remarks and references that might disclose their identities. Receipt of submissions will be acknowledged by e-mail. The winner will be determined by a committee of members of the Editorial Board of Oxford Studies in Epistemology or by a committee deputized by them for this purpose and will be announced in September 2013. (The Editorial Board reserves the right to extend the deadline further, if no essay is chosen.) At the author’s request, the Board will simultaneously consider entries in the prize competition as submissions for publication in Oxford Studies in Epistemology, independently of the prize.
Inquiries and submissions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by post through regular mail at:
Professor Tamar Gendler
OSE Sanders Prize
P.O. Box 208306
New Haven, CT 06520-8306
Reading Eleonore’s massive work on the problem of evil, and in the middle of her defense of the claim that there is something special about knowledge of persons. She calls it “Franciscan knowledge”. She begins her characterization by making remarks about analytic epistemology, contrasting knowledge-that, what she calls Dominican knowledge with Franciscan.
She begins by claiming that “it is axiomatic in analytic philosophy that all (or virtually all) knowledge is knowledge that something or other is the case.” (p. 48) A startling remark, one that I don’t recognize as true. The parenthetical phrase is footnoted, so I thought, “maybe the footnote will make sense of this,” but the footnote says that the qualification is needed because of Russell’s distinction between knowledge by acquaintance vs. knowledge by description. But that doesn’t help: it’s simply false that epistemology of the last 100 years assumes that knowledge is either by acquaintance or de dicto.
Explanation below the fold.
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 webpage. For 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.
SECOND CALL FOR EXTENDED ABSTRACTS
Finding Foundations for Bounded and Adaptive Rationality
Minds and Machines
Deadline May 15, 2013
Minds and Machines is pleased to invite extended abstracts for “Finding Foundations for Bounded and Adaptive Rationality,” a special issue edited by Ralph Hertwig and Arthur Paul Pedersen of the Center for Adaptive Rationality at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development.
The 2013 CSPA meeting, hosted by Oklahoma State University, will take place
October 4-5, 2013
Oklahoma State University, Tulsa Campus
Tulsa, OK 74106
Keynote Speaker: Professor Alison Jaggar (University of Colorado)
Colloquium papers in any area of philosophy are welcome. Submissions dealing with aspects of Profesor Jaggar’s work are encouraged. Papers are limited to 3,000 words. All submissions must be prepared for a blind review and include a word count fin addition to an abstract (not longer than 150 words). Submissions should be sent by e-mail, using the subject heading “CSPA submission,” to me at email@example.com. Responses to submissions will be sent by July 31, 2013.
The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2013.
Suggestions for commentators and session chairs (including self-nominations) are welcome.
Questions about local accommodations can be addressed to Professor Eric Reitan at [firstname.lastname@example.org].
Suggestions and questions regarding the program should be directed to me at email@example.com
Interview with Stephen available here: http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/understanding-understanding/, in connection with the Templeton grant on Understanding.
The fourth annual meeting of the Northwestern/Notre Dame (NU/ND) Graduate Epistemology conference is this Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, on the campus of Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana). The keynote will be given by Professor Tom Kelly (Princeton). Details, including the program, can be found here. I hope to see some of you there.
Just saw this today: Logical Pluralism.
Why here? What does it have to do with epistemology? Well, I wonder how many think as I here. This is totally enigmatic, but I think of logic as a branch of epistemology, and the shining light of formal epistemology. The best available, at least until probability theory is formalized, and we get to Carnap and beyond.
Provocation invites retaliation, of course…