Epistemology at the Pacific Meeting

Looks again like there is lots of really good stuff at the Pacific meeting. Details below the fold. If you notice something I’ve missed, please note it in the comments. Hope to see many CD-ers there (names of CD-ers appear below in bold).

Wednesday, April 4
I-B. Author-Meets-Critics: James B. Freeman, Acceptable Premises: An Epistemic Approach to an Informal Logic Problem
9:00 a.m.-Noon
Chair: Maurice Finocchiaro (University of Nevada–Las Vegas)
Critics: Richard Feldman (University of Rochester)
Hans V. Hansen (University of Windsor)
Mark Weinstein (Montclair State University)
Author: James B. Freeman (City University of New York–Hunter College)

I-E. Colloquium: Appearances
9:00 a.m.-Noon
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Chair: James Messina (University of California–San Diego)
Speaker: Robert Schroer (Arkansas State University)
“How the Transparency of Visual Experience Impacts Inverted Earth”
Commentator: Gurpreet Rattan (University of Toronto)
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Chair: Joseph Keim Campbell (Washington State University)
Speaker: Kranti Saran (Harvard University)
“Illusions Without Contents?”
Commentator: Bennett Barr (University of Washington)
11:00 a.m.-Noon
Chair: Tony Bezsylko (University of California–Berkeley)
Speaker: René Jagnow (University of Georgia)
“Disappearing Appearances: A Critique of Alva Noë’s Approach to Spatial Perceptual Content”
Commentator: Bharath Vallabha (Harvard University)

II-D. Invited Symposium: Correspondence Theory of Truth
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Chair: Bruce Hunter (University of Alberta)
Speakers: Richard Fumerton (University of Iowa)
Andrew Newman (University of Nebraska–Omaha)
Gerald Vision (Temple University)

II-G. Invited Symposium: Expanding Epistemology
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Chair: Jason Kawall (Colgate University)
Speakers: Guy Axtell (University of Nevada–Reno)
“Expanding Epistemology: A Responsibilist Approach”
Michael Williams (Johns Hopkins University)
“Epistemology after Skepticism”
Robert Brandom (University of Pittsburgh)
“On Knowing How and Knowing That”
Commentator: Miranda Fricker (Birkbeck College London)

III-J. Symposium: Know-how and Concept Possession
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Chair: Phyllis Rooney (Oakland University)
Speakers: John T. Bengson (University of Texas–Austin)
Marc Moffett (University of Wyoming)
“Know-how and Concept Possession”
Commentators: Kevin Falvey (University of California–Santa Barbara)
Aaron Zimmerman (University of California–Santa Barbara)

Thursday, April 5
IV-A. Author-Meets-Critics: Alvin Goldman, Simulating Minds: The Philosophy, Psychology, and Neuroscience of Mindreading
9:00 a.m.-Noon
Chair: Jonathan Ellis (University of California–Santa Cruz)
Critics: Alison Gopnik (University of California–Berkeley)
Christopher Hill (Brown University)
Susan L. Hurley (University of Bristol and All Souls College)
Author: Alvin Goldman (Rutgers University)

IV-D. Invited Symposium: The Philosophy of Jaakko Hintikka
9:00 a.m.-Noon
Chair: Patrick Suppes (Stanford University)
Vincent F. Hendricks (Roskilde Universitetscenter)
Ernest LePore (Rutgers University)
“Information and Epistemology”
Commentator: Jaakko Hintikka (Boston University)

IV-I. Colloquium: Practical Reason
9:00 a.m.-Noon
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Chair: Alan Goldman (College of William and Mary)
Speaker: Joshua Gert (Florida State University)
“Generalism about Practical Reasons: A Defense from the Analogy with the Epistemic”
Commentator: Jacob Ross (University of Southern California)

V-H. Colloquium: Epistemology
1:00-4:00 p.m.
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Chair: Hollibert Phillips (Whitman College)
Speaker: William S. Larkin (Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville)
“Knowledge, Assertion, and Risk”
Commentator: Joseph Shieber (Lafayette College)
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Chair: David Boersema (Pacific University)
Speaker: Jamie Phillips (Clarion University)
“What Can a Drunk Really Know? Solving a Puzzle for Pragmatism”
Commentator: Simon Evnine (University of Miami)
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Chair: Isidora Stojanovic (Institut Jean Nicod)
Speaker: Heimir Geirsson (Iowa State University)
“Acquaintance and De Re Belief”
Commentator: Bernard Linsky (University of Alberta)

Friday, April 6
VIII-D. Invited Symposium: Epistemic Value
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Chair: Kelly Becker (University of New Mexico)
Speakers: Neal Judisch (University of Oklahoma)
Wayne Riggs (University of Oklahoma)
“Knowledge and the Problem of ‘Easy Credit’”
Duncan Pritchard (University of Stirling)
“Scepticism, Luck, and Epistemic Value”
Jonathan Kvanvig (Baylor University)
“The Nature and Value of Understanding”
Commentator: John Greco (St. Louis University)

IX-E. Invited Paper: Probability
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Chair: Byeong-Uk Yi (University of Toronto)
Speaker: John Pollock (University of Arizona)
“Probable Probabilities”
Commentators: James Hawthorne (University of Oklahoma)
Teddy Seidenfeld (Carnegie Mellon University)

IX-L. Symposium: Fallibilism and Purism in Epistemology
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Chair: Allen Carlson (University of Alberta)
Speakers: Jeremy Fantl (University of Calgary)
Matthew McGrath (University of Missouri–Columbia)
“A Case for Pragmatic Encroachment (or for Semi-skepticism)”
Commentators: Adam Leite (Indiana University–Bloomington)
Adam Morton (University of Alberta)

Saturday, April 7
X-B. Author-Meets-Critics: P. Kyle Stanford, Exceeding Our Grasp: Science, History, and the Problem of Unconceived Alternatives
9:00 a.m.-Noon
Chair: Sherri Roush (University of California–Berkeley)
Critics: Anjan Chakravartty (University of Toronto)
Arthur Fine (University of Washington)
Peter Godfrey-Smith (Harvard University)
Author: P. Kyle Stanford (University of California–Irvine)

X-G. Colloquium: Epistemology
9:00 a.m.-Noon
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Chair: Scott Hendricks (Clark University)
Speaker: Stephen Wykstra (Calvin College)
“The Illusion of Transmission: Where Wright Goes Wrong”
Commentator: Joshua Schechter (Brown University)
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Chair: Justin C. Fisher (University of British Columbia)
Speaker: Brian Glenney (University of Southern California)
“Touch at a Distance: A Case for Spatial Experience”
Commentator: Giovanni Grandi (Auburn University)
11:00 a.m.-Noon
Chair: John Bender (Ohio University)
Speaker: Apaar Kumar (Emory University)
“Does Spontaneity Relate Rationally to Receptivity?”
Commentator: Danielle Macbeth (Haverford College)

X-I. Colloquium: Perception and Content
9:00 a.m.-Noon
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Chair: Jennifer Matey (State University of New York–Stony Brook)
Speaker: Anne Jacobson (University of Houston)
“Properly Functioning Vision: On Block on Noë?”
Commentator: Charles Wallis (California State University–Long Beach)
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Chair: Sara Bernstein (University of Arizona)
Speaker: James Genone (University of California–Berkeley)
“Perceptual Experience and Error”
Commentator: Mohan Matthen (University of Toronto)
11:00 a.m.-Noon
Chair: Nick Treanor (Brown University)
Speaker: Ted Poston (University of South Alabama)
“Cognitive Abilities and the Conceptualist/Nonconceptualist Debate”
Commentator: Diana Raffman (University of Toronto)

XI-G. Invited Symposium: Perception
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Chair: Jonathan Cohen (University of California–San Diego)
Speakers: Mark Johnston (Princeton University)
“Presentation, Not Representation”
Andrew Egan (University of Michigan–Ann Arbor and Australian National University)
“Seeing and Believing: Perception, Belief Formation, and the Divided Mind”
John Campbell (University of California–Berkeley)
“Sensory Experience and Modes of Presentation”

XI-H. Colloquium: Epistemology
1:00-4:00 p.m.
1:00-2:00 p.m.
Chair: Matt Weiner (Texas Tech University)
Speaker: Berislav Marusic (University of California–Berkeley)
“Why Not the Self-knowledge Rule?”
Commentator: Michael A. Rescorla (University of California–Santa Barbara)
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Chair: Lisa Warenski (Union College)
Speaker: Stephen Crowley (Boise State University)
“How Reliable Is That Monkey?”
Commentator: Thomas Senor (University of Arkansas–Fayetteville)
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Chair: Jack Lyons (University of Arkansas–Fayetteville)
Speaker: Juan Comesaña (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
“Reliability and Probability”
Commentator: Michael Levin (City University of New York–Graduate Center)

XII-J. Symposium: Epistemic Externalism
4:00-6:00 p.m.
Chair: Naomi Reshotko (University of Denver)
Speaker: Tomoji Shogenji (Rhode Island College)
“An Externalist Guide to Epistemic Practice”
Commentators: James R. Beebe (State University of New York–Buffalo)
Baron Reed (Northern Illinois University)

Sunday, April 8
XIII-E. Colloquium: Epistemology
9:00 a.m.-Noon
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Chair: Abrol Fairweather (University of San Francisco)
Speaker: Patrick W. Rysiew (University of Victoria)
“Epistemic Agency and the Non-Local Truth Goal”
Commentator: Mashahiro Yamada (Claremont Graduate University)
10:00-11:00 a.m.
Chair: Kay Mathiesen (University of Arizona)
Speaker: Reza Lahroodi (University of Northern Iowa)
“Collective Epistemic Virtues”
Commentator: Todd Jones (University of Nevada–Las Vegas)
11:00 a.m.-Noon
Chair: Nikolaj Jang Pedersen (University of California–Los Angeles)
Speaker: Jeffrey Glick (Rutgers University)
“Testimonial Defeat: A Reply to Lackey”
Commentator: Peter Graham (University of California–Riverside)


Epistemology at the Pacific Meeting — 5 Comments

  1. Here’s one that slipped in under Metaphysics and Language:

    Chair: Joe R. Salerno (St. Louis University)

    Speaker: Julien Murzi (University of Sheffield)
    “All Truths Are Known? The Church-Fitch Paradox and the Problem of Transworld Knowability”

    Commentator: Roy Cook (Villanova University)

  2. My paper may be of interest; the issues have been discussed on this blog several times:

    V-J. Colloquium: Philosophy of Language
    1:00-4:00 p.m.
    1:00-2:00 p.m.
    Chair: Asta Sveinsdottir (San Francisco State University)
    Speaker: Allan J. Hazlett (Brown University)
    “The Myth of Factive Verbs”
    Commentator: John Woods (University of Minnesota–Twin Cities)

  3. There’s also, in the group sessions on Friday night, an author/critics session on Steven Hales’ _Relativism and the Foundations of Philosophy_. The critics in question are: Paul Boghossian, Otavio Bueno, Henry Jackman, and me.

  4. Thanks Jonathan, for notes on APA Pacific. In order ‘to put my best left foot forward,’ I have posted my draft of “Expanding Epistemology: A Responsibilist Approach” to my research page (http://www.scsr.nevada.edu/~axtell/CV606.html) and initiated a discussion on expanding epistemology at JanusBlog: The Virtue Theory Discussion Forum (janusblog.squarespace.com). All comments welcomed.
    Also note two title changes for our session on Wed., 04/04. Michael Williams’ title is now “Reliability and Responsibility,” and Robert Brandom’s is “Fighting Skepticism with Skepticism.”

    Guy Axtell

  5. Here is the program information for the meeting of the Society for Skeptical Studies at the 2007 Pacific Division meeting of the APA:

    Saturday Evening, April 7, 2007

    Society for Skeptical Studies, Session 1
    6:00-8:00 p.m.
    Chair: Rachel Robison (Weber State University)
    Speakers: Richard Greene (Weber State University)
    “A Worry about Safety”
    William S. Larkin (Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville)
    “The Incorrigible Foundations of Knowledge”

    Saturday Evening, April 7, 2007

    Society for Skeptical Studies, Session 2
    8:00-10:00 p.m.
    Chair: Richard Greene (Weber State University)
    Speakers: Ilhan Inan (Bogaziçi University)
    “How to Be Open-minded Without Being a Skeptic”
    Rachel Robison (Weber State University)
    “On Subject Sensitive Invariantism”
    Maria Adamos (Georgia Southern University)
    “The Ancients, the Vulgar, and Hume’s Skepticism”

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