Epistemology at the Eastern Meeting

I suppose the upside of the financial meltdown and dismal job season is that loads of us will have plenty of time to kill at the Eastern so we can actually go to the talks and talk shop. Below the fold are the epistemology talks I’ve found on the program. If I’ve missed something, post a comment. You’ll note that some of these talks take place late on Tuesday. There’s time yet to change your plans for travel and New Year’s Eve.

Saturday
I-B. Symposium: The Epistemology of Self-locating Belief
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Chair: Chris Smith (University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill)
Speakers: Andy Egan (University of Michigan–Ann Arbor)
Chris Meacham (University of Massachusetts–Amherst)
Commentator: Jonathan Weisberg (University of Toronto)

Sunday
GV-11. Society for Skeptical Studies
5:15-7:15 p.m.
Chair: Joseph Ulatowski (University of Wyoming)
Speakers: Otávio Bueno (University of Miami)
“Skeptical Presuppositions”
Brian Ribeiro (University of Tennessee–Chattanooga)
“Hume’s Changing Views on the ‘Durability’ of Skepticism”
Joel Buenting (University of Alberta–Canada)
“Two Views of Pyrrhonism in Hume”

Monday
IV-J: Author Meets Critics: Miranda Fricker, Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing
9:00 a.m.-Noon

Chairs: Elizabeth Potter (Mills College) and Alison Wylie (University of Washington)
Critics: Linda Martín Alcoff (Syracuse University)
Sanford Goldberg (Northwestern University)
Christopher Hookway (University of Sheffield–United Kingdom)
Author: Miranda Fricker (Birkbeck College London)

Tuesday
VI-C. Author Meets Critics: Mi-Kyoung Lee, Epistemology After Protagoras: Responses to Relativism in Plato, Aristotle, and Democritus
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Chair: Susan Sauvé Meyer (University of Pennsylvania)
Critics: Paula Gottlieb (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
C.C.W. Taylor (Oxford University)
Author: Mi-Kyoung Lee (University of Colorado–Boulder)

VI-E. Submitted Symposium: Justifying Full Belief
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Chair: Sarah Moss (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Speaker: Tomoji Shogenji (Rhode Island College)
“The Degree of Epistemic Justification is Not the Probability”
Commentators: James Joyce (University of Michigan)
Brad Armendt (Arizona State University)

VII-C. Author Meets Critics: Anil Gupta, Empiricism and Experience
11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Chair: David Sosa (University of Texas–Austin)
Critics: Selim Berker (Harvard University)
Adam Leite (Indiana University–Bloomington)
Author: Anil Gupta (University of Pittsburgh)

VIII-H. Colloquium: Epistemology
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Chair: Guy Rohrbaugh (Auburn University)
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Speaker: Russell Jones (University of Oklahoma)
“Baehr on the Value Problem”
Commentator: Dennis Whitcomb (Western Washington University)
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Speaker: Steven Reynolds (Arizona State University)
“Why We Should Prefer Knowledge”
Commentator: Dylan Sabo (Western Michigan University)
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Speaker: Clayton Littlejohn (Southern Methodist University)
“The Myth of the False, Justified Belief”
Commentator: Emily Given (University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill)

For the non-believers out there, Tuesday’s must see is:
VI-I. Colloquium: God and Self-Defense


Comments

Epistemology at the Eastern Meeting — 2 Comments

  1. FYI, also:

    Monday 12/29, 9:00 a.m.-Noon
    IV-J: Author Meets Critics:
    Miranda Fricker, Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing

    Chairs: Elizabeth Potter (Mills College) and Alison Wylie (University of Washington)
    Critics: Linda Martín Alcoff (Syracuse University)
    Sanford Goldberg (Northwestern University)
    Christopher Hookway (University of Sheffield–United Kingdom)
    Author: Miranda Fricker (Birkbeck College London)

    Although the session will certainly include discussion of some non-epistemology topics — her book aims to contribute to social/political philosophy, ethics, and feminist philosophy, as well as to epistemology — it will also include a discussion of Fricker’s approach to the epistemology of testimony (the topic of about half of the book).

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