“Educating for Intellectual Virtues” Conference

A final reminder of this event, which will take place at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles on Friday 6/21 and Saturday 6/22. The conference is an exercise in “applied virtue epistemology” that is bringing together philosophers, psychologists, education theorists, and teachers to discuss the importance of intellectual character virtues like curiosity, open-mindedness, and intellectual tenacity to educational theory and practice.

Several epistemologists will be contributing to the program, including (among others) Linda Zagzebski, Wayne Riggs, Emily Robertson, Harvey Siegel, Heather Battaly, and Kate Elgin. The program also includes papers by leading scholars in the philosophy of education (Hugh Sockett, David Carr, Randall Curren, Ben Kotzee), character education (Marvin Berkowitz), and educational psychology (Shari Tishman).

More info here.

Registration is only $25 and includes two lunches, a dinner, and reception. So if you’re in the Southern California area, or want an excuse to be, please consider attending! Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

The conference is part of the Intellectual Virtues and Education Project housed at Loyola Marymount University and sponsored by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

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