Harms and Wrongs in Epistemic Practice

Страна: Великобритания

Город: Sheffield

Дедлайн: 01.12.2016

Даты: 03.07.17 — 04.07.17

Область наук: Философские;

Е-мейл Оргкомитета: [email protected]

Организаторы: Philosophy Department, University of Sheffield


We are pleased to invite abstracts for papers to be considered for presentation at a conference on Harms and Wrongs in Epistemic Practice, to be held on July 3rd and 4th 2017 at the University of Sheffield. Invited speakers are:

  • Alison Bailey (Illinois State University)
  • Heather Battaly (California State University, Fullerton)
  • Havi Carel (University of Bristol) and Ian James Kidd (University of Nottingham)
  • Quassim Cassam (Warwick University)
  • Miranda Fricker (CUNY Graduate Center / University of Sheffield)

How we engage in epistemic practice, including our methods of knowledge acquisition and transmission, the personal traits that help or hinder these activities, and the social institutions that facilitate or impede them, is of central importance to our lives as individuals and as participants in social and political activities. In the past decade, sustained philosophical attention has turned to the various ways in which this practice can and does go awry, and the epistemic, moral, and political harms and wrongs that follow. The aim of this conference is to draw attention to the full range of these harms and wrongs. We hope to bring together a range of theorists working on a diverse variety of relevant topics in order to spark new insights and forge new interconnections.

Proceedings of the conference will be published as a special issue of the journal Philosophy. Accordingly, we are conducting a two-stage review process to ensure papers presented are of publishable quality. At this point we invite submissions of a 750 word extended abstract. Based on the abstracts we will then invite a shortlist of applicants to submit a full paper, from which we will make the final selection for the conference. See below for more information about this process. We encourage submissions from philosophers at all levels of career progression who are working on any issues relevant to the remit of the conference, broadly construed. Topics might include, but are by no means limited to:

  • Epistemic vice and vices
  • The effects of social positioning on one’s epistemic life
  • Epistemologies of ignorance (particularly from a non-US perspective)
  • The problems of persistent disagreement
  • Feminist epistemology, critical race epistemology, and other critical epistemologies
  • Non-ideal aspects of trust and testimony
  • The role of social structures in perpetrating or sustaining epistemic harms and wrongs
  • Topics in applied epistemology (medical, political, educational, etc.)

Веб-сайт: http://hwep2017.weebly.com/

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