The Gettier Problem: A Study-Part 2

Gettier cases assume a particularist methodology in that they appeal to our intuition about what knowledge consists of. When encountering a Gettier case, we tend to say, “I may not know why, but that’s not a case of knowledge.” Pure intuitions are quite different, however.
Gettier cases assume a particularist methodology in that they appeal to our intuition about what knowledge consists of. When encountering a Gettier case, we tend to say, “I may not know why, but that’s not a case of knowledge.” Pure intuitions are quite different, however. [More]

The Gettier Problem: A Study-Part 1

Philosophers who believe that Gettier-style arguments pose a substantial problem for the tripartite theory of knowledge vastly outnumber those who do not. In this series, I’m going to throw my lot in with the latter group and argue that Gettier arguments do not present substantial counterexamples to the justified true belief theory of knowledge as commonly construed.
Philosophers who believe that Gettier-style arguments pose a substantial problem for the tripartite theory of knowledge vastly outnumber those who do not. In this series, I’m going to throw my lot in with the latter group and argue that Gettier arguments do not present substantial counterexamples to the justified true belief theory of knowledge as commonly construed. [More]

Philosophy and Obscurity

In the 20 or so years I’ve spent trying to get people to appreciate philosophy, I’ve learned that most people find the discipline irrelevant, obscure, and kind of pointless.
In the 20 or so years I’ve spent trying to get people to appreciate philosophy, I’ve learned that most people find the discipline irrelevant, obscure, and kind of pointless. [More]

CFP: Extended Cognition and Epistemic Action

CALL FOR PAPERS Special Issue of Philosophical Explorations on “Extended Cognition and Epistemic Action” Guest Editors: Andy Clark (University of Edinburgh), Duncan Pritchard (University of Edinburgh) and Krist Vaesen (Eindhoven University of Technology) Submission Deadline: September 15, 2011... [More]

Talk About Love

Love: so many great thinkers have talked about it and written about it and yet so many still strive to comprehend it.
Love: so many great thinkers have talked about it and written about it and yet so many still strive to comprehend it. [More]

New Books in Philosophy

The New Books Network has launched a new channel focusing on philosophy. “New Books in Philosophy features peer-to-peer discussions with philosophers about their new ideas as expressed in their newly published books. The program is co-hosted by Carrie Figdor (University of Iowa) and Robert Talisse (... [More]

Formal and Experimental Philosophy Workshop

This coming fall, Tilburg University (The Netherlands) will host a two day workshop titled, “Formal Epistemology Meets Experimental Philosophy.”  From the workshop’s website: Over the years, the methodological toolbox of philosophers of science has widened considerably. Today, formal and ex... [More]

The Epistemology of Groups

Northwestern’s department of philosophy is holding a workshop on the epistemology of groups on August 1st, 2011. Talks include “A Deflationary Account of Group Testimony” and “Group Belief: Lessons from Lies and Bullshit” Info here.

Jonathan Kvanvig’s Epistemology Course

Leading epistemologist Jonathan Kvanvig has posted the slides for his upper division epistemology course here. They cover the roots of epistemology, skepticism, foundationalism and coherentism, internalism and externalism and epistemic value.

Fordham Epistemology and Ethics Workshop

Starting next year, Fordham will be hosting a series of epistemology and ethics workshops at its Lincoln Center Campus in Manhattan. For the 2011-2012 academic year, speakers will include: Macalester Bell (Columbia), Lara Buchak (Berkeley), Ruth Chang (Rutgers), Trent Dougherty (Baylor), Bennett Fo... [More]