Epistemology at the APA Central

Below the fold you will find the epistemology offerings of the upcoming meeting of the APA Central Division (with thanks to Matthew Mullins for collecting this).

Those of you who are going to be in town for the central should consider coming a day early for the one-day epistemology conference at Northwestern. The program has been loosely organized around Jennifer Lackey’s book, Learning From Words, and features papers by Robert Audi, Elizabeth Fricker, Peter Graham, and Jon Kvanvig, with an additional talk (as part of our epistemology brownbag series) by Ted Poston.

Epistemology at the 2010 Central Division meeting of the APA

Thursday, February 18

Carus Lecture I
12:15-1:30 p.m.
Chair: Peter Graham (University of California-Riverside)
Speaker: Ernest Sosa (Rutgers University)
“Descartes and Virtue Epistemology”

I-B. Symposium: Epistemology and Epistemic Justice
1:45-4:45 p.m.
Chair: Phyllis Rooney (Oakland University)
Speakers: Nancy Daukas (Guilford College)
Juli Eflin (Ball State University)
Heidi Grasswick (Middlebury College)
“Liberatory Epistemology, Social Epistemology, and the Many Facets of Epistemic Justice”
Elizabeth Potter (Mills College)

I-G. Colloquium: Testimony
1:45-4:45 p.m.
Chair: Daniel Z. Korman (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Speaker: Aaron R. Champene (University of Arkansas)
“Reductionism, Non-Reductionism and the Infant/Child Objection: A Reply to Lackey”
Commentator: Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern University)

Chair: Daniel S. Breyer (Illinois State University)
Speaker: Kevin McCain (University of Rochester)
“Testimonial Knowledge from Lies”
Graduate Student Travel Stipend Recipient
Commentator: Benjamin McMyler (Texas A&M University)

Chair: Jared G. Bates (Hanover College)
Speaker: Ben Almassi (University of Washington)
“Trust in Testimony–Interpersonal and Evidential”
Commentator: Sanford Goldberg (Northwestern University)

Friday, February 19

II-F. Submitted Symposium: Against Credibility
9:00 a.m.-Noon
Chair: Edward S. Hinchman (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Speaker: Joseph H. Shieber (Lafayette College)
Commentators: Peter Graham (University of California-Riverside)
Elizabeth Fricker (Oxford University)

II-H. Colloquium: Epistemic Justification
9:00 a.m.-Noon
Chair: Janet Kourany (University of Notre Dame)
Speaker: Clayton M. Littlejohn (University of Texas-San Antonio)
“What Good Is Justification?”
Commentator: Dorit Ganson (Oberlin College)

Chair: Joshua Alexander (Siena College)
Speaker: Jacob N. Caton (University of Arizona)
“Is ‘Justification’ an Ordinary Term?”
Graduate Student Travel Stipend Recipient
Commentator: Jennifer Nagel (University of Toronto)

Chair: Catherine Z. Elgin (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Speaker: Andrew Moon (University of Missouri-Columbia)
“The New Evil Demon Problem for Internalism”
Commentator: Matthias Steup (Purdue University)

II-I. Colloquium: Perception and Epistemology
9:00 a.m.-Noon
Chair: G. Michael Watkins (Auburn University)
Speaker: René Jagnow (University of Georgia)
“Why Perspective Is Not an Epistemic Relation”
Commentator: Robert W. Schroer (Arkansas State University)

Chair: John Whipple (University of Illinois-Chicago)
Speaker: Adam Pelser (Baylor University)
“Seeing Is Not Believing: A Case for Modifying Reid’s Theory of Perception”
Graduate Student Travel Stipend Recipient
Commentator: Seishu Nishimura (Shiga University, Japan)

Chair: Nathan King (University of Notre Dame)
Speaker: Chris Tucker (University of Notre Dame)
“Is Phenomenal Conservatism Too Permissive?”
Commentator: Gerald Vision (Temple University)

Carus Lecture II
1:15-2:30 p.m.
Chair: Peter Graham (University of California-Riverside)
Speaker: Ernest Sosa (Rutgers University)
“Armchair Philosophy, with Moore and Wittgenstein”
There will be a reception following the lecture in the same room.

III-D. Symposium: Self-Trust
2:45-5:45 p.m.
Chair: Claudia Card (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Speakers: Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma)
Miranda Fricker (University of London)
Karen Jones (University of Melbourne)

III-F. Submitted Symposium: Subject Sensitive Invariantism and the Knowledge View of Assertion
2:45-5:45 p.m.
Chair: Jason Bridges (University of Chicago)
Speaker: Mylan Engel (Northern Illinois University)
Commentators: Matthew McGrath (University of Missouri-Columbia)
Jonathan L. Kvanvig (Baylor University)

III-J. Colloquium: Epistemology
2:45-5:45 p.m.
Chair: W. Jay Wood (Wheaton College)
Speaker: Scott Hagaman (University of Notre Dame)
“Have Mentalism and Evidentialism Been Refuted?”
Commentator: Earl Conee (University of Rochester)

Chair: Richard Fumerton (University of Iowa)
Speaker: Daniel M. Johnson (Baylor University)
“Skepticism and Circular Arguments”
Commentator: Baron Reed (Northwestern University)

Chair: Linda Martín Alcoff (Hunter College/CUNY Graduate Center)
Speaker: Nathan Ballantyne (University of Arizona)
“Anti-luck Epistemology, Pragmatic Encroachment and the Value of True Belief”
Commentator: E. J. Coffman (University of Tennessee)

Saturday, February 20

IV-K. Colloquium: Epistemology and Language
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Chair: Luca Ferrero (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Speaker: Bradley Rettler (University of Notre Dame)
“No Epistemic Norm of Assertion”
Commentator: Ishani Maitra (Rutgers University)

Chair: Marian David (University of Notre Dame)
Speaker: Ted S. Parent (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
“What the Externalist Cannot Know A Priori”
Commentator: Derek Ball (St. Andrews University)

Carus Lecture III
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Chair: Peter Graham (University of California-Riverside)
Speaker: Ernest Sosa (Rutgers University)
“How Value Matters in Epistemology”

V-G. Colloquium: Moral Epistemology
3:15-6:15 p.m.
Chair: Remy Debes (University of Memphis)
Speaker: Jonathan Matheson (University of Rochester)
“The Epistemology of Moral Responsibility”
Commentator: Ariela Tubert (University of Puget Sound)

Chair: Scott E. Forschler (Independent Scholar)
Speaker: Kurt Liebegott (Purdue University)
“On the Prior Probability of Ethical Positions”
Commentator: Fritz J. McDonald (Oakland University)

Chair: Cody Cash (University of Arkansas)
Speaker: Jason F. Brennan (Brown University)
“Does Empirical Moral Psychology Vindicate Utilitarianism?”
Commentator: Daniel R. Kelly (Purdue University)

V-J. Colloquium: Delusion, Anti-Expertise, and Transmission Failure
3:15-6:15 p.m.
Chair: Nicholas L. Silins (Cornell University)
Speaker: Geoffrey Pynn (Northern Illinois University)
“The Bayesian Explanation of Transmission Failure”
Commentator: Kelly M. Becker (University of New Mexico)

Chair: David Manley (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)
Speaker: Nicolas Bommarito (Brown University)
“Rationally Self-Ascribed Anti-Expertise”
Commentator: Kate Manne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Chair: G. Lynn Stephens (University of Alabama-Birmingham)
Speaker: Dylan Murray (Georgia State University)
“Delusion, Assertion, and Mad Belief”
Graduate Student Travel Stipend Recipient
Commentator: Anna-Sara Malmgren (University of Texas-Austin)


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