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.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015
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 email@example.com.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 @ uni-koeln.de.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Saturday, May 2, 2015
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 (email@example.com) by May 22th.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
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
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.