Friday, May 31, 2013

IJSS Advance Articles

A bunch of accepted articles and book reviews that have not yet been included in an issue of the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism have now been published online as 'Advance Articles'. They can be found here.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Conference on the Gettier Problem

The School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh will host the conference "The Gettier Problem at 50" on June 20-21. Complete information can be found here.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Curitiba Conference

The three-day conference on Pyrrhonism that Luiz Eva organized in Curitiba ended yesterday. It was really good because of the combination of heated historical, exegetical, and philosophical discussion. As far as I am concerned, such discussion allowed me to confirm that, in order to defend a neo-Pyrrhonian outlook in contemporary epistemology, it is crucial to focus on the phenomenon of disagreement (or at least so it seems to me).

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Perceptual Justification and Skepticism

The latest issue of Philosophy and Phenomenological Research includes Matthew McGrath's "Dogmatism, Underminers, and Skepticism," which can be found here.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Program Conference on Neo-Pyrrhonism

Here's the program for the conference “Neo-Pyrrhonism, Ancient and Contemporary,” to be held in Curitiba (Brazil) next week.


9h00 - Welcome to Participants

9h45 - Diego Machuca (CONICET):  “A Pyrrhonian Response to the Disagreeing about Disagreement Argument.”

11h00 - Plínio Smith (Unifesp): “From ancient Pyrrhonism to Neo-Pyrrhonism: on Anomalia and Following a Rule.”

12h15 - Lunch Break

14h00 - Livia Guimarães (UFMG): TBA.

15h15 - Stéphane Marchand (ENS Lyon): “Sextus Empiricus: Skepticism and Daily Life.”

16h30 - Coffee Break

16h45 - Richard Bett (Johns Hopkins University): “A Sceptic Looks at Art (but not very closely): Sextus Empiricus on Music.”


9h45 - Oswaldo Porchat (USP/Unicamp): “On What Appears,” text presented and commented by Plínio Smith

11h00 - Luiz Eva (UFPR): “Neo-Pyrrhonism and Phainomenon.”

12h15 - Lunch Break

14h45 - Flávio Williges (UFSM): “Williams on Scepticism.”

16h00 - Michael Williams (Johns Hopkins University): “Skepticism, Guidance and Deontology.”


9h45 - Todd Ryan (Trinity College): “Is Philo a Consistent Skeptic?”

11h00 - Baron Reed (Northwestern University): “Doubt, Wonder, Wisdom.”

12h15 - Lunch Break

14h45 - Hilan Bensusan (UnB): “Heraclitus Meeting Aenesidemus Centuries later: The Ontology of Doubts and the Ontological Ground of Scepticism.”

16h00 - Federico Penelas (UBA): TBA.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

New Volume on Disagreement

As you may remember, a couple of months ago Routledge published the collection Disagreement and Skepticism. Now the volume The Epistemology of Disagreement: New Essays, edited by David Christensen and Jennifer Lackey, has come out with OUP. More information can be found here or here.