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AISB event Bulletin Item

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

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.


Attendance of the conference is free, but participants are asked to register by 
e-mail to

For further information about the Vienna Forum for Analytic Philosophy, please 
visit our website:

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.