2009 (Northwestern)

Here are some photos of this recent event.

EPISTEME will hold its sixth annual conference at Northwestern University on June 26-27, 2009. The 2009 meeting will focus on the epistemological significance of disagreement.

Co-Sponsored by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, the Philosophy Department at Northwestern University, the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, and Rutgers University

Travel and accommodation details.

Schedule of Speakers


Friday, June 26th

9:00 – 9:10 Welcome

9:10 – 10:30 Roger White (MIT ), “On Treating Oneself and Others as Thermometers”
Chair: Nathan Ballantyne (Arizona)

10:30 – 10:50 Break

10:50 – 12:10 Sherrilyn Roush (U. C. Berkeley), “Second-Guessing: A Self-Help Guide”
Chair: Matthew Mullins (Northwestern)

12:10 – 1:30 Lunch

1:30 – 2:50 Jonathan Matheson (U. of Rochester), “Conciliatory Views of Disagreement and Higher-Order Evidence”
Chair: Bryan Frances (Fordham)

2:50 – 3:10 Break

3:10 – 4:30 Branden Fitelson (U. C. Berkeley) (co-author: David Jehle), “What is the Equal-Weight View?”
Chair: Fabrizio Cariani (Northwestern)

4:30 – 4:50 Break

4:50 – 6:10 Richard Feldman (U. of Rochester), “Evidentialism, Higher-Order Evidence, and Disagreement”
Chair: Blake Roeber (Rutgers)

Saturday, June 27th

9:30 – 10:50 Earl Conee (U. of Rochester), “Peerage”
Chair: Barry Lam (Vassar)

10:50 – 11:10 Break

11:10 – 12:30 Stewart Cohen (U. of Arizona),“Ideal Rationality, Ordinary Rationality, and Disagreement”
Chair: Baron Reed (Northwestern)

12:30 – 2:00 Lunch

2:00 – 3:20 Tomas Bogardus (U. of Texas, Austin), “A Vindication of the Equal-Weight View”
Chair: Nathan King (Notre Dame)

3:20 – 3:40 Break

3:40 – 5:00 Michael Bergmann (Purdue), “Rational Disagreement after Full Disclosure”
Chair: Sanford Goldberg (Northwestern)

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Conference organizers are: Alvin Goldman (Rutgers), Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern) and David Christensen (Brown).

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