Thursday, February 19, 2015

Rationalist Responses to Skeptical Hypotheses

Among the latest articles published in Philosophers' Imprint (vol. 15, February 2015), we find Tim Willenken's "Rationalist Responses to Skepticism: A New Puzzle." You can access it for free here.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Evolutionary Ethics

On March 27-28, 2015, Florida State University will hold a conference on evolutionary ethics, including evolutionary debunking arguments of morality. Some of the speakers are among the best specialists in this field. Complete information can be found here.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Call for Applications: Universität Hamburg

There's a call for applications for a professor position in the history of early modern philosophy at the Universität Hamburg. The main area of research and teaching is skepticism. Full information can be found here.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

New Paper on Arcesilaus

The latest issue of Ancient Philosophy includes Charles Snyder's "The Socratic Benevolence of Arcesilaus' Dialectic." The paper can be found here.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Epistemological Skepticism

Most of the essays in the volume Current Controversies in Epistemology (Routledge, 2014), edited by Ram Neta, discuss a number of epistemological problems raised by skepticism. 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Issue 5.1 of IJSS

Volume 5, issue 1 of the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism is now out. It contains a symposium on Stanley Cavell's The Claim of Reason (featuring papers by Peter Fosl, Andrea Kern, and Stephen Mulhall), followed by a discussion co-authored by the late Tony Brueckner and two book reviews. To access the contents, click here.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Jewish Skepticism

From October 2015, and for a period of eight years, there will be a new research center at Hamburg University: Humanities Centre for Advanced Studies – Jewish Scepticism (HCASJS). The center's director will be Giuseppe Veltri. More information can be found here.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Conference on Disagreement

There is a call for papers for the international conference, “Deep Disagreements: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives,” which will take place at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin on June 11-12, 2015. For complete information, click here.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Challenges to Morality and Religion from Disagreement and Evolution

A new volume of interest to those working on moral and/or religious skepticism: Challenges to Moral and Religious Belief: Disagreement and Evolution (OUP, 2014), edited by Michael Bergmann and Patrick Kain. You can find a recent review here.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Moral Error Theory

Those working on moral skepticism will be interested in this recent book by Jonas Olson: Moral Error Theory: History, Critique, Defence (OUP, 2014). A review can be found here.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Conference on Skepticism

The seventh conference of the Dutch-Flemish Association for Analytic Philosophy will be devoted to skepticism. The conference will take place on January 28-30, 2015 at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands). The keynote speakers will be Martijn Blaauw, Bryan Frances, and Katerina Ierodiakonou. For complete information, go here.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Plutarch’s Adversus Colotem

In the last few years, there has been renewed interest in Plutarch’s Adversus Colotem. A couple of years ago, Eleni Kechagia published her Plutarch against Colotes: A Lesson in the History of Philosophy (OUP, 2012). Now it’s the turn of Aurora Corti’s L’Adversus Colotem di Plutarco: Storia di una polemica filosofica (Leuven University Press, 2014), a considerable part of which deals with skepticism.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Moral Disagreement

I just discovered this special issue of Philosophical Topics 38 (2010) devoted to moral disagreement and edited by John Davis.