Saturday, August 25, 2012

Hegel and Pyrrhonian Skepticism

A book on Hegel and Pyrrhonism I heard about some time ago has just come out:

Ioannis Trisokkas, Pyrrhonian Scepticism and Hegel’s Theory of Judgement (Brill, 2012).

Complete information can be found here.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Meeting on Disagreement

International Summer School 2012: "Disagreement". August 19-25, 2012, Casa Santo Stefano, Miglieglia (TI), Switzerland.

The aim of the summer school is to explore the nature and significance of disagreement. Invited speakers, postdoctoral researchers and graduate students will present recent work on different aspects of disagreement. Attendance of the summer school is free. Accommodation and meals from Sunday evening to Saturday morning will amount to about 750 Swiss Francs (790 US Dollars/625 Euros/500 British Pounds).

The complete program can be found here.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New Research Center

Eidyn: The Edinburgh Centre for Epistemology, Mind and Normativity (, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh.

This new philosophical research centre draws on past success in Edinburgh in the fields of epistemologyethics, and philosophy of mind and cognitive science. The centre will be home to a number of funded and pilot research projects within these fields, such as the recently awarded major AHRC project on "Extended Knowledge". The goal of the centre is to make a profound and long-lasting contribution to philosophical scholarship, and in the process to provide a dedicated training environment for postgraduate students and early career academics.

Inquiries about Eidyn should be directed to the Centre Director, Prof. Duncan Pritchard (

Monday, August 13, 2012

Review of Truth and Skepticism

A review of Robert Almeder's Truth and Skepticism (Rowman and Littlefield, 2010) by John Capps was recently published in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Workshop in Salvador da Bahia

On August 8-10, the Universidade Federal da Bahia will hold the workshop "Compromissos ontológicos," with the participation of Agustín Rayo, Eduardo Barrio, and Marco Ruffino. For more information, go here.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Conference on the Epistemology of Moral and Religious Belief

On September 6-8, 2012, Purdue University will host an interdisciplinary conference entitled “Challenges to Religious and Moral Belief: Disagreement and Evolution”. The conference will focus on three main challenges to religious and moral beliefs:

1. Widespread interpersonal disagreement among intellectual peers on religious and on moral topics provides reason to doubt these beliefs;

2. Belief-source disagreement on moral issues between commonsense moral intuitions and religious belief sources raises doubts about both methods of belief formation;

3. Evolutionary accounts of the origins of our religious and moral beliefs create doubts about these beliefs by undermining our confidence in the reliability of their sources.

For more information, go here.