Sunday, August 30, 2015

Externalism, Self-Knowledge, and Skepticism

Cambridge University Press has just published Externalism, Self-Knowledge, and Skepticism: New Essays, edited by Sandy Goldberg. Complete information about the volume can be found here.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Cross-Cultural Gettier

The multi-authored article "Gettier Across Cultures", just published "early view" in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, has called my attention. Here's its abstract: "In this article, we present evidence that in four different cultural groups that speak quite different languages (Brazil, India, Japan, and the USA) there are cases of justified true beliefs that are not judged to be cases of knowledge. We hypothesize that this intuitive judgment, which we call “the Gettier intuition,” may be a reflection of an underlying innate and universal core folk epistemology, and we highlight the philosophical significance of its universality."

Friday, August 14, 2015

Sextus against Ancient Physics

The volume Sextus Empiricus and Ancient Physics (CUP) is finally out. It contains the papers presented at the Eleventh Symposium Hellenisticum, which took place in 2007.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Pyrrhonism and Buddhism

Princeton University Press has just released Greek Buddha: Pyrrho's Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia, by Christopher Beckwith. I don't know the author, but he's clearly not a specialist in Pyrrhonism, so I wonder to what extent his comparisons are well supported. The problem with (most of the) papers and books comparing Pyrrhonism and Buddhism is that their authors are, as one would expect, specialists in only one of these subjects.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Carneades's Skepticism

Renata Zieminska's paper, "Carneades’ Approval as a Weak Assertion: A Non-Dialectical Interpretation of Academic Skepticism," has now been published online in The European Legacy. It can be found here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Suspension, Equipollence, and Inquiry

My paper "Suspension, Equipollence, and Inquiry: A Reply to Wieland" has just been published in Analytic Philosophy. It can be found here. If you want the PDF of the published version, let me know.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Fellowships on Jewish Skepticism

There is a call for applications for Four Junior Fellowships at the Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies – Jewish Scepticism, at the University of Hamburg. Two fellowships are for PhD candidates and two for Post-Docs, in each case for a period of six months, either during the fall or spring semester 2015-16. The application deadline for the fall 2015 semester fellowship is June 30, 2015. The application deadline for the spring 2016 semester fellowship is December 31, 2015. For more information, contact Bill Rebiger at

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Conference on Wittgenstein and Skepticism

The Universidade Estadual de Campinas-UNICAMP will hold its X Colóquio Nacional/VII Colóquio Internacional Wittgenstein, “Wittgenstein-Knowledge and Scepticism,” on October 14-16, 2015. The organizers accept contributions in Portuguese, English, or French. To submit your paper, send an abstract of 200-500 words to and fill out the on-line enrollment form here. Make sure to include the following additional information: name of the author(s), title of the paper, institutional affiliation and status (masters or doctoral student, lecturer/researcher). For complete information about the conference, go here.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Workshop on Defeaters

On June 12th, from 9:30 to 17:45, the University of Cologne will host the workshop "Defeaters, Higher-Order Evidence, and the Limits of Defeat." You can find the program here. Participation is free. For registration and further information, contact Thomas Grundmann at grundmann-sekretariat @

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Sextus and the Problem of the Criterion

Issue 214 (January/April 2015) of the Bollettino della Società Filosofica Italiana includes Massimo Catapano's article, "Sesto Empirico, Roderick Chisholm e il problema del criterio."

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Infinity and Infinite Regress Arguments

The Department of Classics at Durham University is organizing the workshop "Infinity and Infinite Regress Arguments in Ancient Philosophy," which will take place on July 13th-14th, 2015. The organizers welcome abstracts of up to 500 words for presentations up to 30 minutes on the topics of infinity and infinite regress arguments, primarily, but not exclusively, in ancient philosophy. They are interested in pieces on specific texts, arguments or thinkers, as well as synoptic pieces looking at a range of material. Please send abstracts (prepared for blind review) or questions to: Matthew Ducombe ( by May 22th.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Issue 5.2 of IJSS

Issue 5.2 of the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism is now available online. It is a special issue on Ancient Skepticism, Voluntarism, and Science, edited by Anjan Chakravartty. Contributors include Richard Bett, Otávio Bueno, A. Chakravarty, Casey Perin, and Michael Williams. The papers can be found here.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Evolutionary Debunking Arguments

Particularly in the past few years, there has been an intense debate about the evolutionary debunking of moral realism. The latest issue of Analysis includes a new contribution to this debate: Andreas Mogensen's "Evolutionary Debunking Arguments and the Proximate/Ultimate Distinction," which can be found here.