[SydPhil] Reminder: Allan Hazlett (Edinburgh) @ Wed 24 Apr 2013 15:30 - 17:30 (Seminars)

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Title: Allan Hazlett (Edinburgh)
Intellectual Autonomy


Is it good to be intellectually autonomous?  If it is, in what way is it  
good?  In this talk I defend the value of intellectual autonomy by appeal  
to the value of non-testimonial knowledge.  I criticize some accounts of  
the value of non-testimonial belief (namely, those that reject the  
possibility of reliable belief, knowledge, certainty, and understanding on  
the basis of testimony), and defend the value of non-testimonial knowledge  
by appeal to the value of acquaintance (and the propositional knowledge  
that comes with it), individual achievement, collective risk-mitigation,  
and democratic legitimacy.  Non-testimonial knowledge entails acquaintance  
(which typically comes with a wealth of propositional knowledge), is always  
an individual achievement, and has social value in virtue of its connection  
with mitigating the collective risk of error  and with democratic  

When: Wed 24 Apr 2013 15:30 – 17:30 Eastern Time - Melbourne, Sydney
Where: S401, Level 4, via Lobby B (or Southern Vestibule), Quadrangle  
Building, University Place, The University of Sydney.
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