Call for Abstracts, March 5: Uppsala Epistemology Workshop: ​Inquiry and Epistemic Harms

2022-01-13

Much recent work in epistemology and metanormativity is concerned with questions about how, if at all, non-epistemic considerations bear on what we should believe and how we should conduct inquiry. For instance, are there moral and/or prudential constraints on inquiry and deliberation? Can beliefs be harmful and/or wrong, and if so, do we thereby have reason not to form such beliefs? The workshop aims to provide a constructive forum to make progress on these and related questions, with a focus on the topics of inquiry and epistemic harms (both very broadly construed).

The workshop will take place in Uppsala, Sweden, on June 16-17, and there will be ten talks in total. Five talks will be given by invited speakers and five talks will be selected on the basis of submitted abstracts. (The list of invited speakers is currently being finalized.) We welcome abstracts on all questions having to do with inquiry, epistemic harm, and other nearby issues. Abstracts should be 1000-1200 words long, be prepared for blind review, and be suitable for a 35-minute presentation. Please submit your abstracts no later than March 5 to olle.risberg@filosofi.uu.se.

Each speaker will also give brief comments (ca. 5 minutes) on one other talk. To facilitate this, we will ask speakers to send us their papers two weeks in advance of the workshop.

Important dates:
Submission deadline: March 5th, 2022
Decision of acceptance: March 20th, 2022
Workshop: June 16th-17th, 2022

The workshop is organized by the research project “The Wisdom of the Crowd”, which is funded by the Swedish Research Council and studies the epistemic significance of agreement and other questions in social epistemology. For any questions, please contact Olle Risberg (olle.risberg@filosofi.uu.se) or Daniel Fogal (danfogal@gmail.com).

We hope you will join us for two exciting days of philosophy here in Uppsala!

More information can be found here.

Last modified: 2021-03-16