2005 (Massachusetts – Amherst)

Thanks to all who participated in the second EPISTEME conference. A special thanks to our host Hilary Kornblith.


From left to right:

Richard Foley, Harvey Siegel, Helen Longino, Todd Stewart, Simon Evnine (front), Christian List (back), Miriam Solomon, Hilary Kornblith, Leslie Marsh, Chris Onof and Alvin Goldman.

EPISTEME held its second annual conference at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst on June 24-25, 2005. The conference was sponsored by the consortium of Amherst College, Department of Philosophy; UMass, Department of Philosophy; UMass College of Humanities and Fine Arts; UMass Vice-Chancellor for Research.

The theme of the conference was “rationality” and a special issue of EPISTEME, containing a selection of the conference papers, was released in conjunction with the conference. Miriam Solomon (Temple) is the Guest Editor of the journal issue and Hilary Kornblith (Massachusetts, Amherst) hosted the conference.

Date: Friday, June 24th

Chair: Alvin Goldman (Rutgers)

1:00pm – 1:15pm

Welcome, Leslie Marsh (New England Institute for Cognitive Science and Evolutionary Studies)

1:15pm – 2:45pm

Richard Foley (NYU) – “Universal Intellectual Trust”

Chair: Miriam Solomon (Temple)

3:00pm – 4:30pm

Michael Bishop (Northern Illinois) – “The Autonomy of Social Epistemology”

Chair: Joseph Moore (Amherst College)

4:45pm – 6:15pm

Christian List (LSE) – title TBA

6:30pm Dinner

8:30pm Reception at Hilary Kornblith’s house

Saturday, June 25th

Chair: TBA

9:30am – 11:00am

Don Fallis (Arizona) – “Epistemic Value Theory and Judgment Agregation”

Chair: TBA

11:15am – 12:45pm

Simon Evnine (Miami) – “Persons, Groups and Expertise”

1:00pm – 2:00pm


2:15pm – 3:45pm

Chair: David Christensen (Vermont)

2:15pm – 3:45pm

Helen Longino (Minnesota) – “Circles of Reason”

Chair: TBA

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Todd Stewart (Illinois State) – “The Competing Social Practices Argument and Self- Defeat”