School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences


Fifth Annual Graduate Epistemology Conference

27 – 28 May 2015
Start time
Room 1.20, Dugald Stewart Building, 3 Charles Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AD
Type of event

We are pleased to announce that registration for the University of Edinburgh's 5th Annual Graduate Epistemology Conference is now open. Attendance is free and lunch is provided.

There will also be a conference dinner on Wednesday 27th for an additional £20.

Please register online (and select the appropriate option if you would like to join us for dinner).

For any queries or assistance please contact Kevin Wallbridge.

Conference schedule

Wednesday, 27 May

10:00 – 10:30 Registration
10:30 – 11:30 Jon Burmeister (Missouri):
"The Cognitive Ideal Argument and why it is Ultimately Unsuccessful"
Respondent: J. Adam Carter (Edinburgh)
11:30 – 12:30 Charles Cote-Bouchard (KCL):
"Why epistemic normativity won't come from what is constitutive of belief"
Respondent: Elizabeth Fricker (Oxford)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (provided)
13:30 – 14:30 Brian Ballard (Pittsburgh):
"Emotion in the Foundations of Moral Epistemology"
Respondent: Modesto Gomez Alonso (Salamanca)
14:30 – 15:30 Alexander Dinges (Humboldt):
"Skeptical pragmatic invariantism: Good, but good enough?"
Respondent: Mikkel Gerken (Edinburgh)
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Keynote Address:
Dr Elizabeth Fricker (University of Oxford)
17:30 Drinks and Dinner

Thursday, 28 May

10:00 – 10:30 Registration
10:30 – 11:30 Sebastian Becker (St Andrews):
"How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too, in the Higher-Order Evidence Debate"
Respondent: Martin Smith (Glasgow)
11:30 – 12:30 Nilanjan Das (MIT):
"Access and Transparency"
Respondent: Jennifer Nagel (Toronto)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (provided)
13:30 – 14:30 Joshua Habgood-Coote (St Andrews):
"The Generality Problem for Intellectualism"
Respondent: Mikkel Gerken (Edinburgh)
14:30 – 15:30 Claire Field (KCL):
"Could epistemic akrasia be rational?"
Respondent: Davide Fassio (Geneva)
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Keynote Address:
Dr Jennifer Nagel (University of Toronto)
17:30 Drinks

Contact Details

Further Information

Further Information

All graduate presenters will have accommodation and meals provided. We would be happy to help arrange free childcare for any attendees who would find it helpful. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss this, or any accessibility requirements you may have.

Organising Committee
Kevin Wallbridge, Silvan Wittwer, Ju Wang, Giada Fratantonio, Natalie Ashton and Lukas Schwengerer.

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This conference is generously sponsored by the Eidyn Research Centre, the University of Edinburgh, the Scots Philosophical Association, the Mind Association, the Analysis Trust, and is supported by the Edinburgh Women in Philosophy Group.