Episteme Conference

EPISTEME: Journal of Social Epistemology
http://www.episteme.us.com

2006 CONFERENCE:
WHEN DIFFERENCE MAKES A DIFFERENCE: EPISTEMIC DIVERSITY AND DISSENT

CALL FOR PAPERS

EPISTEME will hold its third annual conference at the University of Toronto on June 2-3, 2006. The focus of this year’s meeting, which will be run as a workshop, is a cluster of questions about the epistemic implications of diversity among knowers and the epistemic functions of dissent within and between communities of knowers. What constitutes epistemically relevant diversity and epistemically appropriate dissent? How does social and cultural, as well as cognitive, difference enrich the resources of an epistemic community? When is dissent productive, and why?

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Please submit electronically
an extended abstract of 1-2 pages in length
and a short biographical sketch
(with references to or reprints of related work)

BY: February 15, 2006
TO: Alison Wylie

A special issue of EPISTEME, containing a selection of presented papers, will be released in conjunction with the conference. Alison Wylie (University of Washington, Seattle) will be the Guest Editor of the journal issue and James Robert Brown (University of Toronto) will host the conference.

Confirmed participants include: Elizabeth S. Anderson (University of Michigan), John Beatty (University of British Columbia), Sue Campbell (Dalhousie University), Miranda Fricker (Birkbeck College University of London), Alvin Goldman (Rutgers University), Miriam Solomon (Temple University), Daniel Marc Weinstock (Université de Montréal), and Alison Wylie (University of Washington).

Conference organizers are: Alison Wylie, program (University of Washington); James Robert Brown, local arrangements (University of Toronto); Alvin Goldman, Episteme editor (Rutgers University).


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