Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Latest Issue of Sképsis

Volume 4, Issue 7 of the Brazilian journal Sképsis is now out. It features papers by Roberto Bolzani Filho, Gianni Paganini, and Todd Ryan, among others. The issue is available for free here.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Issue on Arne Naess

A recent issue of the journal Inquiry is devoted to Arne Naess. One of the articles is Inga Bostad's "The Life and Learning of Arne Naess: Scepticism as a Survival Strategy." It can be found here. I think there are several problems with this paper, but it's still worth reading.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Reviews of Book on Mackie

In previous posts, I referred to a volume on Mackie's ethical skepticism, namely, A World without Values: Essays on John Mackie's Moral Error Theory (Springer, 2010). Last year, Hallvard Lillehammer (Cambridge) published a review of this book in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. A couple of weeks ago, my own review was published in the Canadian journal Philosophy in Review.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Religious Disagreement

The following information might be of interest to those working on religious disagreement and skepticism.

Killeen Chair Conference on the Epistemology of Religious Disagreement, hosted by St. Norbert College, Green Bay, Wisconsin April 14th through 15th, 2012 (https://sites.google.com/site/killeenchair/)

Keynote Speakers:

Michael Bergmann (Purdue)
Thomas Kelly (Princeton)
Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern)

Additional Speakers:

Nathan King (Whitworth)
Jonathan Matheson (North Florida)
Andrew Moon (Missouri)
Tim Pickavance (Biola)

The organizing committee invites the submission of papers for two or three additional speakers. Papers should relate in some way to the epistemic significance of religious disagreement, and each should be suitable for a thirty-five minute presentation (roughly 3,500 words). Papers should be prepared for blind review and submitted electronically. Please send your file attached to an e-mail message in which you state your name, contact information, and the title of your paper. Preferred file formats include Word 97-2003 (.doc), Word 2007 (.docx), and PDF. Please send submissions to tomas.bogardus@snc.edu. The deadline for submissions is Friday, February 10th, 2012. The organizing committee warmly invites all interested philosophers to attend and participate in the conference. If you plan to attend, please email Tomas Bogardus at the above address so that we can plan to accommodate the group's size. Commentators will be selected for some papers. If you would be willing to comment, please indicate your interest in an email (with a current CV attached) by Friday, February 10th, 2012. One need not present a paper in order to serve as a commentator. For further information on the Killeen Chair in Theology & Philosophy, please visit http://www.snc.edu/killeen/.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Closure and Skepticism

The latest issue of Pacific Philosophical Quarterly features "No Closure on Skepticism," by Y. Avnur, A. Brueckner, and C. Bubord. The paper can be found here.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Medieval Skepticism

On November 9-10, an "atelier" on medieval philosophy entitled "Vérités probables, scepticisme et autorité" will be held at the Université de Fribourg (Switzerland). On the first day, there will be a talk and a workshop on skepticism:

15:15-16:45 (Miséricorde, salle 3115)

Christophe Grellard (maître de conférences, Université Paris I-Sorbonne): "Le scepticisme au moyen âge".

17:15-19:00 (Miséricorde, salle 2122 AB)

"Le scepticisme de Jean de Salisbury" sous la direction de Christophe Grellard.

For more information, you can contact the organizers at catherine.koenig-pralong@unifr.ch