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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: WFAP Graduate Conference "How Am I Supposed to Know", 2-4 May 2013, Vienna, AUSTRIA
Vienna Forum for Analytic Philosophy, University of Vienna
Confirmed keynote speakers: Jennifer Nagel (Toronto) Richard Foley (New York) The second Graduate Conference of the Vienna Forum for Analytic Philosophy, a student society for philosophical research in the analytic tradition at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Vienna, will be held from 2 - 4 May 2013 on the topic of knowledge. Contemporary debates on knowledge tend to revolve around the acquisition of knowledge, the conference will therefore focus on the sources of knowledge. Possible candidates for such sources of knowledge seem to be perception, memory, logical reasoning, testimony, or intuitions. But there is no agreement on which of these are sources of knowledge in their own right, and which can be reduced to others; in which epistemological processes they are involved; or what sort of justification they each require or yield. In order to tackle these questions we invite high-quality papers from graduate students on the following or related topics: - Reductionism and non-reductionism in the case of testimony - Do testimony or memory transmit knowledge or do they generate new knowledge? - What connection is there between trust and testimony? - What are intuitions? - Can knowledge be obtained through intuitions, and if so, how? - How is a priori knowledge possible? - Is theory ladenness a problem for perception as a source of knowledge? - Is all / some / any knowledge propositional? Submission information: Deadline for submission of abstracts: February 28, 2013 Notification of acceptance: March 15, 2013 Abstracts of approximately 500 words should be in English and prepared for blind review. The author's name, affiliation, the title of the submitted paper, and e-mail address must be included in a separate document. Files can be submitted in PDF, RTF or DOC(X) and should be sent to email@example.com. All abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Vienna Forum for Analytic Philosophy and faculty members of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Vienna. Accepted papers should be suitable for a 30-min presentation (approx. 3.000 words) and will be published online on the website of the Vienna Forum for Analytic Philosophy. Registration: Attendance of the conference is free, but participants are asked to register by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information about the Vienna Forum for Analytic Philosophy, please visit our website: http://wfap.philo.at. This event is kindly supported by the research unit "Analytische Philosophie der Sprache, Symbole und Medien" at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Vienna.