[SydPhil] Epistemic Angst and Extended Knowledge workshop at Macquarie 29/5/17

Richard Menary richard.menary at mq.edu.au
Mon May 22 12:37:58 AEST 2017

Dear All,

The following workshop will take place at Macquarie University next week on Monday 29th.The keynote speaker will be Professor Duncan Pritchard (Edinburgh) who is also a visiting Research Professor in the department of philosophy at Macquarie University. Duncan will give a talk based upon upon his most recent book: Epistemic Angst: Radical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing (Princeton). Attendance is free, but please contact kelly.hamilton at mq.edu.au<mailto:kelly.hamilton at mq.edu.au> for catering purposes. The venue room is 6.02 in building 75T. The building is located near the Macquarie hospital in section N, 27-8 on the campus map: http://www.mq.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/108142/Campus-Map.pdf

The line up for the day is as follows:

9.00 - 9.25 Arrival

9.25 Introduction

9.30 - 11.00 Duncan (Edinburgh/MQ) Epistemic Angst

ABSTRACT. Support is canvassed for a novel solution to the sceptical problem regarding our knowledge of the external world. Key to this solution is the claim that what initially looks like a single problem is in fact two logically distinct problems. In particular, there are two putative sceptical paradoxes in play here, which each trade on distinctive epistemological theses. It is argued that the ideal solution to radical scepticism would thus be a biscopic proposal—viz., a two-pronged, integrated, undercutting treatment of both putative sceptical paradoxes. A particular biscopic proposal is then explored which brings together two apparently opposing anti-sceptical theses: the Wittgensteinian account of the structure of rational evaluation and epistemological disjunctivism. It is argued that each proposal enables us to gain a purchase on one, but only one, aspect of the two-sided sceptical problem. Furthermore, it is argued that these proposals are not only compatible positions, but also mutually supporting and advanced in the same undercutting spirit. A potential cure is thus offered for epistemic angst.

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee

11.30 - 12.30 Stephen Hetherington (UNSW) Relevant alternatives and fallible knowledge

12.30 - 1.30 Lunch

1.30 - 2.30 Alex Gillett (MQ) Knowledge and understanding: the impact of GPS devices on wayfinding

2.30 - 3.30 Richard Heersmink (MQ) Distributed learning: Educating and assessing extended cognitive systems

3.30 - 4.00 Coffee

4.00 - 5.00 Albert Atkin (MQ) Facitivity, Presupposition and scepticism

5.00 - 5.10 Break

5.10 - 6.10 Jeanette Kennett (MQ) and Caitrin Donovan (USYD) Reliable and unreliable judgments about reasons

With Best,
Dr. Richard Menary
Associate Professor
ARC Future Fellow
Macquarie University
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