Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Europe October

I will probably be in Europe for one or two weeks in October. So, if you know of any event directly or indirectly related to skepticism, please let me know.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Sosa' Reflective Knowledge

In a previous post last year, I referred to Ernest Sosa's A Virtue Epistemology, the first of a two-volume project entitled Apt Belief and Reflective Knowledge. The second volume was published last January, its title being Reflective Knowledge. For complete information, go here.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Conference Epistemological Significance of Disagreement

I don't know how I forgot about this: on June 26-28, the Department of Philosophy at Northwestern University will host the conference "The Epistemological Significance of Disagreement". For complete information, click here. Needless to say, the problem of disagreement is of central importance to skepticism: it was an essential aspect of Pyrrhonian skepticism and recently contemporary epistemologists began to focus their attention on it.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Conference "Presocratics in Cicero"

On July 2-3, at the Université Paris-Sorbonne (1 rue Victor Cousin, Room F 366), will take place the conference "Les Présocratiques chez Cicéron", which is organized by Carlos Lévy . There will be two talks that might be of interest to those working on ancient skepticism:

On Thursday 2, at 16h30: L. Saudelli (Paris): "La vérité dans l’abîme: le fragment 117 DK de Démocrite, Cicéron et le scepticisme."

On Friday 3, at 11h15: E. Spinelli (Rome): "Généalogie présocratique: entre Cicéron et Sextus Empiricus."

Friday, June 19, 2009

New Paper on Skepticism

I want to call your attention to a new paper by Berislav Marusic (Brandeis University), namely, “Skepticism Between Excessiveness and Idleness”. The printed version of this article is forthcoming in the European Journal of Philosophy, but the online version is already available here.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Skeptical Politics

Last year, Irina Pervova (St. Petersbourg State University) edited the collective volume Tolerance and Intolerance in the Modern Society: The East-The West. The volume features a paper by Chris Laursen entitled "Skepticism, Tyranny, and Toleration".

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


The latest issue of Dialectica features a paper which might be of interest to those working on contemporary epistemological skepticism: "An Infinitist Account of Doxastic Justification", by John Turri. To read the abstract and access the paper, click here.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Arché Skepticism Conference

Just a reminder: the Basic Knowledge Project at the Arché Research Centre at the St Andrews University will host a conference on skepticism on June, 13-14. The conference web page can be found here.