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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: The Roles of Knowledge, 28-29 Jun 2013, Cambridge (U.K.)


I'd like to draw your attention to an epistemology workshop that will be 
happening this summer in Cambridge (June 28-29). The workshop theme is 
"The Roles of Knowledge" and the schedule is below.

For more details and to register, please visit our webpage: 

28 - 29 June 2013

The word ?know? seems to find a comfortable and colloquial equivalent in every human language,
which suggests that the concept expressed by this word plays important roles in human life and
thought. In recent years, a number of philosophers have investigated the various roles or purposes
of knowledge attributions in epistemic evaluation. This workshop seeks to advance the debate by
bringing together scholars working in epistemology and related areas. We are interested in exploring
any topics that are concerned with the roles of knowledge (or the word ?knowledge?) in human life.


Friday June 28

2:00 - 3.30     Paulina Sliwa (Cambridge)
         Knowing and Understanding
         Commentator: Emil Moeller (Oxford)

3:30 - 5.00     Mikkel Gerken (Copenhagen)
         If the Word ?Knowledge? Did Not Exist, Would it be Necessary to Invent it?
         Commentator: Natalie Ashton (Edinburgh)

30 minute break

5:30 - 7:00     Duncan Pritchard (Edinburgh)
         The Genealogy of the Concept of Knowledge and Anti-Luck Virtue Epistemology
         Commentator: Nick Hughes (St Andrews/CSMN)

7:30    Workshop Dinner

Saturday June 29

9:30 - 11:00    Michael Hannon (Cambridge)
         Stabilizing ?Knowledge?
         Commentator: Robin McKenna (Edinburgh)

11:00 - 12:30   Jessica Brown (Arch, St Andrews)
         Impurism and the Social Role of Knowledge
         Commentator: Sebastian Nye (Cambridge)

1.5 hour lunch

2:00 - 3.30     Clayton Littlejohn (King's College London)
         Knowledge, Reasons, and Causes
         Commentator: Chris Cowie (Cambridge)