Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Special Issue of RMM

The special issue of the Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale devoted to skepticism has just appeared. For information, go here. Of the seven papers, I've so far only read Marchand's excellent discussion of the ancient Pyrrhonist's search for truth.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Escepticismo Antiguo

There's not much written about ancient skepticism (or skepticism in general) in Spanish. So I'm glad to have received the following two books by Ramón Román Alcalá (Universidad de Córdoba, Spain):

El escepticismo antiguo: posibilidad del conocimiento y búsqueda de la felicidad (Universidad de Córdoba, 1994).

El enigma de la Academia de Platón: escépticos contra dogmáticos en la Grecia clásica (Benerice, 2007).

Monday, March 22, 2010

SSS 2010 Meeting

Below I copy the program information for the meeting of the Society for Skeptical Studies at the 2010 Pacific Division meeting of the APA:

April 3, 2010, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Chair: Richard Greene (Weber State University)

Otávio Bueno (University of Miami): “Is the Pyrrhonist an Internalist?”

Gavin Enck (University of Tennessee): “Live Skepticism and Genius Testimony”

Eric Thompson (University of Tennessee): “Pragmatic Invariantism and External World Skepticism”

Joel Buenting (University of Alberta): “Some Epistemics of Skeptical Questions”

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Justification Conference

Just a reminder: Episteme - the Epistemology research group in Geneva will hold the Justification Revisited Conference in Geneva on March 25th-27th 2010.

Conference Theme

Post Gettier epistemology and the difficulty of analysing knowledge have often led to scepticism about the notion of justification. It has suggested that one should either move beyond justification or simply get rid of this notion within epistemology. But is the notion of justification useless ? The aim of this conference is to try to reformulate these questions and to try to assess the credentials and the chances of a theory of justification for contemporary epistemology.

The invited speakers are Jessica Brown (University of St Andrews), Richard Fumerton (The University of Iowa), Adam Leite (Indiana University), Jonathan Sutton (Auburn University), Matthias Steup (Purdue University). The conference is organised by Anne Meylan and Episteme within the FNS project Knowledge, Reasons and Norms. Attendance is free. For more information, go here.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

The Regress Problem and Infinitism

At the end of the year, Routledge will publish Epistemology and the Regress Problem by Scott Aikin (Vanderbilt University), who defends a form of infinitism. Some information can be found here.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wittgenstein and Skepticism

Avrum Stroll (UC, San Diego) recently published "Wittgenstein and the Dream Hypothesis", Philosophia 37 (2009). To access the paper, click here.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Two Papers

Two papers on skepticism have recently been published in Erkenntnis:

Wai-hung Wong, "Internalism about Justification and the Skeptic's Dilemma", Erkenntnis 71/3 (2009). The paper can be found here.

Linton Wang & Oliver Tai, "Skeptical Conclusions", Erkenntnis 72/2 (2010). Here's the link.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Article

The paper “Skepticism Between Excessiveness and Idleness”, by Berislav Marusic (Brandeis University), has finally appeared in the European Journal of Philosophy. To access the article, go here.