Those who can read Spanish will be interested in the new volume, Dudas filosóficas. Ensayos sobre escepticismo antiguo, moderno y contemporáneo (Gedisa/UAM, 2014), edited by Jorge Ornelas & Armando Cíntora. The volume includes both essays originally written in Spanish and translations of essays originally written in English. This is an important addition to the literature because skepticism has for the most part been neglected in Spanish speaking countries.
Friday, August 15, 2014
A few days ago, I received the following information:
The Journal Sképsis is sponsoring an essay competition for young philosophers on the theme of skepticism. The purpose is to stimulate new studies on skepticism and to offer young scholars the opportunity to publish the results of their research. Winners will be announced and their essays published in the journal.
The rules of the competition are as follows:
The author should not be a PhD for over 5 years at the time of the submission deadline. Submissions must include a copy of an official document verifying that the entrant’s is not a PhD for more than 5 years. Update: grad students too may enter the competition.
(a) must be original and unpublished;
(b) must have only one author;
(c) must not exceed 10,000 words, including notes and bibliography;
(d) must be written in one of the following languages: Portuguese, Spanish, French or English.
The paper must deal with skepticism, either contemporary skepticism or its history.
(a) Deadline: February 28, 2015;
(b) Entrants must submit two electronic files: first, the essay submission with no name; second, a file containing the author’s personal information (name, title of paper, affiliation, documentation with his last title, email, address, and telephone)
(a) Submissions shall be judged by a prize committee of at least 4 members;
(b) The prize committee is composed by: Diego Machuca, Plínio Junqueira Smith, Sébastien Charles, and Todd Ryan. If necessary, more scholars may help the committee.
(c) Winners will be announced no later than July 31, 2015.
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Friday, August 1, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
I've just found out about the publication of Varieties of Skepticism: Essays after Kant, Wittgenstein, and Cavell (De Gruyter 2014), edited by James Conant and Andrea Kern.
Monday, July 14, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
The new book series, Brill Studies in Skepticism, arising out of the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism, has now a promotional webpage where you can find complete information about the series. Proposals for monographs or edited volumes are welcome.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014
The latest article published in Philosophers' Imprint is Matthew Kelsey’s “Kant’s Diagnosis of the Unity of Skepticism,” which you can find here. (I was surprised by the artificial distinction between Pyrrhonian and Agrippan skepticism.)
Monday, May 19, 2014
The 6th Annual Conference of the British Wittgenstein Society (BWS), titled "Wittgenstein and Epistemology," will take place at the University of Edinburgh on June 5-6, 2014. Quite a few of the papers will deal with skepticism. Information can be found here. (At this point, click on "Confirmed Speakers" to get information about the papers.)