Epistemology at the Central Meeting


Hope to see many of you in Chicago next week. Below the fold is what I noticed in the program–feel free to add items of interest to the comments. This may be the last Central meeting I go to in Chicago, since next year the meeting moves to February, and I’m not a fan of Chicago in February!

Thursday, April 17:

I-I. Colloquium: Epistemology I
1:30-4:30 p.m.
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Chair: Carl Ehrett (Northwestern University)
Speaker: Leo Iacono (University of Nebraska–Lincoln)
“Warranted Assertability Maneuvers and the Rules of Assertion”
**Graduate Student Travel Stipend Winner**
Commentator: Otávio A. Bueno (University of Miami)
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Chair: Michael J. Shaffer (St. Cloud State University)
Speaker: Prasanta S. Bandyopadhyay (Montana State University)
“The Duhem-Quine Thesis”
Commentator: Christopher Pincock (Purdue University)
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Chair: Benjamin Bayer (Loyola University of Chicago)
Speaker: William Roche (Texas Christian University)
“Coherentism and Truth”
Commentator: Richard Fumerton (University of Iowa)

Friday, April 18:

II-C. Author Meets Critics: Duncan Pritchard, Epistemic Luck
9:00 a.m.-Noon
Chair: Mylan Engel, Jr. (Northern Illinois University)
Critics: Ernest Sosa (Rutgers University)
Linda Zagzebski (University of Oklahoma)
Jonathan L. Kvanvig (Baylor University)
Author: Duncan Pritchard (University of Stirling)

II-E. Symposium: The Innocent Eye: Seeing-As without Concepts
9:00 a.m.-Noon
Chair: Marya Schechtman (University of Illinois–Chicago)
Speaker: Nicoletta Orlandi (University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill)
Commentators: Teresa Britton (Eastern Illinois University)
Robert Rupert (University of Colorado–Boulder)

III-C. Symposium: Formal Epistemology, Prospects and Challenges
1:45-4:45 p.m.
Chair: Gregory Wheeler (CENTRIA AI Center, New University of Lisbon)
Speakers: Vincent F. Hendricks (Roskilde University)
“Plethoric Formal Epistemology”
Horacio Arló-Costa (Carnegie-Mellon University)
“Formal Epistemology, New Philosophical Directions”
Branden Fitelson (University of California–Berkeley)

III-J. Colloquium: Issues in Perception
1:45-4:45 p.m.
1:45-2:45 p.m.
Chair: Robert Stalnaker (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Speaker: Derek H. Brown (Brandon University)
“Demonstratives and Indirect Perception”
Commentator: Cara Spencer (Howard University)
2:45-3:45 p.m.
Chair: David Hilbert (University of Illinois–Chicago)
Speaker: Wayne W. Wu (Ohio State University)
“Attention and Its Phenomenology”
Commentator: James R. Genone (University of California–Berkeley)
3:45-4:45 p.m.
Chair: Joseph Thomas Tolliver (University of Arizona)
Speaker: Robert E. Briscoe (Loyola University New Orleans)
“Visual Shape Perception and Bodily Action”
Commentator: Alex Byrne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Saturday, April 19:

IV-G. Colloquium: Epistemology III
9:00 a.m.-Noon
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Chair: Sarah Black Jones (Northern Michigan University)
Speaker: Michael A. Rescorla (University of California–Santa Barbara)
“The Dialectical Regress of Justifications”
Commentator: Juan Comesaña (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Chair: Matthew Mullins (Northwestern University)
Speaker: E.J. Coffman (University of Tennessee)
“Reliability and Warranted Assertion”
Commentator: Patrick Rysiew (University of Victoria)
11:00 a.m.-Noon
Chair: A. Minh Nguyen (Eastern Kentucky University)
Speaker: Ted L. Poston (University of South Alabama)
“Know How to Be Gettiered?”
Commentator: Marc A. Alspector-Kelly (Western Michigan University)

V-F. Colloquium: Epistemology II
2:30-5:30 p.m.
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Chair: Anthony Gillies (University of Michigan–Ann Arbor)
Speaker: Nicholaos Jones (The Ohio State University)
“Belief Revision and Coherence without Foundations”
Commentator: Joseph Moore (Amherst College)
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Chair: Michael B. Horton (University of South Alabama–Mobile)
Speaker: Jay M. Newhard (John Carroll University)
“Circularity in Ordinary Language Arguments for Epistemic Contextualism”
Commentator: Baron Reed (Northwestern University)
4:30-5:30 p.m.
Chair: Jennifer Woodward (University of Kentucky)
Speaker: Jennifer Nagel (University of Toronto)
“Knowledge Ascriptions and the Psychological Consequences of Thinking about Error”
Commentator: Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern University)


Epistemology at the Central Meeting — 4 Comments

  1. They’re moving it to February? Why would they do that? I agree with you, Jon, it makes Chicago a much less attractive venue for the Central meeting. If they were going to move the date, why not to September?

  2. Yes, I am. But you force me to defend my manly fortitude: *I*, not you, you poor pinstripe worshipper, have *played outside* in weather below -40 fahrenheit!! That’s child abuse, and I was only 7, but it’s a fac jac…

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