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).
Eidyn: The Edinburgh Centre for Epistemology, Mind and Normativity (www.eidyn.org), 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 epistemology, ethics, 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.
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.
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.