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Social Epistemology Workshop



  Time: 19 October, 2013 - 20 October, 2013
  Location: School II, St Andrews

Traditionally, epistemology has focused on the individual knower. However, more recently there has been a resurgence of interest in the social dimensions of knowledge in such diverse debates as testimony, disagreement, the social role of knowledge and knowledge attributions, and group knowledge. This workshop aims to examine the social turn in epistemology and what lessons it might have for traditional epistemology.

Speakers include: David Christensen (Brown), Alvin Goldman (Rutgers) Alison Hills (Oxford) Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern) Miriam Schoenfield (Texas, Austin) Brian Weatherson (Michigan/St Andrews)

Saturday 19th October

09:30 - 10:00 tea/coffee
10:00 - 11:30 Alvin Goldman "Social Process Reliabilism: Solving Justification Problems in Social Epistemology".
11:30 - 11:45 break
11:45 - 13:15 Jennifer Lackey What Is Justified Group Belief?
13:15 - 14:15 lunch
14:15 - 15:45 Miriam Schoenfield A Dilemma for Conciliationism
15:45 - 16:15 tea/coffee
16:15 - 17:45. Brian Weatherson Stopped Clocks and Generative Testimony
19:00 Workshop dinner at Russell Hotel

Sunday 20th October

09:30 - 11:00 Alison Hills Towards a social moral epistemology
11:00 - 11:10 break
11:10 - 12:40 David Christensen Conciliation, Uniqueness, and Rational Toxicity
12:40 - 13:40 lunch

For more information about this event, please send an email to the workshop organisers at