Prof. Richard Pettigrew (Bristol) will give a masterclass on Epistemic Utility Theory at King’s College London on Thursday-Saturday April 27th-29th, 2017. In addition to the masterclass we will have three guest talks by Jason Konek (Kent), Julien Dutant (KCL) and Clayton Littlejohn (KCL).
The event is open to graduate students and researchers from any institution. Attendance is free but registration is required. To register fill in the form below.
Here is a pdf version of the programme.
– A new Templeton Funded research project led by Matthew Parrott (KCL) and Anil Gomes (Oxford) which will involve seminars exploring different ways in which central topics in the epistemology of mind can be brought to bear on questions concerning the nature of mind. These will prepare the groundwork for a two-day international conference on the metaphysical implications of the epistemology of mind. Philosophical study of the mind has too long ignored epistemological considerations. The primary aim in this project is to explore an epistemology-first approach to understanding the nature of the mind.
The first seminar will be on 8 May.
The website of the entire project can be found here.
King’s College London is one of the top 5 research centres for philosophy in the country. One of its particular strengths is in Epistemology. For the past few years, we’ve been running a fortnightly normativity seminar. This seminar provides the opportunity to discuss recent research in epistemology and ethical theory done by visiting speakers and members of our staff. We’ve also made an impressive number of junior and senior appointments that have strengthened this particular area.
Maria Alvarez, Maria Rosa Antognazza, Bill Brewer, John Callanan, Julien Dutant, Ellen Fridland, David Galloway, Sacha Golob, Clayton Littlejohn, Eliot Michaelson, David Owens, David Papineau, Matthew Parrott, Shaul Tor, Sherri Roush, Matthew Soteriou, and Shaul Tor have all recently published work in epistemology. This work covers a wide range of topics (e.g., traditional epistemological problems, discussions of epistemology in the history of philosophy, issues at the interface of epistemology and philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and practical reason). Because of this overlap of interests, King’s has become a fantastic place to do epistemology.
The Philosophy Department at King’s College London is offering a short-term Fellowship to join a research project on The Nature of Evidence and the Ethics of Uncertainty led by Julien Dutant. The project develops an externalist account of evidential support and explores its normative implications. Details on the project are in the job pack. Continue reading
Charles Cote-Bouchard (KCL postgraduate student working in epistemology and metaethics) just received word that his paper, ‘Can the Aim of Belief Ground Epistemic Normativity?’ has been accepted for publication by Philosophical Studies. Congratulations to Charles on this fantastic achievement. Interested readers can find an early draft of the paper here.
On the 18th of February 2016, the Department of Philosophy at King’s College London will host a graduate conference on the topics of rationality and irrationality.
The conference will feature talks from graduate students working in epistemology, the philosophy action and the philosophy of psychology; respondents from KCL faculty members; and Prof Neil Levy as keynote speaker. Details of the schedule can be found here.