Monday, February 27, 2017

Academic Skepticism in Early Modern Philosophy

A few weeks ago, Springer published the collection Academic Scepticism in the Development of Early Modern Philosophy, edited by Plínio Junqueira Smith and Sébastien Charles. For complete information, click here.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Skepticism in the Middle Ages

I've just found out about this collective volume on skepticism and relativism in the Middle Ages: Uncertain Knowledge: Scepticism, Relativism, and Doubt in the Middle Ages, edited by D. G. Denery II, K. Ghosh, and N. Zeeman (Brepols, 2014). For more information, go here.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Worshop on Infinite Regress

The Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) will host a workshop on infinite regress on March 21-22, 2017. Attendance is free, but registration is required, which can be done by sending an email to: Here's the program:

Tuesday, March 21: Infinite Regress in History, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science.

Venue: Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Oude Boteringestraat 38, Court Room (‘Zittingzaal’).

9:10–9:15: Welcome.

9:15–10:30: Matthew Duncombe (University of Nottingham).

10:30–10:45: Coffee break.

10:45–12:00: Tamer Nawar (University of Groningen).

12:00–13:00 Lunch.

13:00–14:15: Jeanne Peijnenburg (University of Groningen).

14:15–14:30: Tea break.

14:30–15:45: Coos Engelsma (University of Groningen).

15:45–17:00: Matteo Morganti (University of Rome 'Roma TRE').

17:30: Dinner.

Wednesday March 22: Infinite Regress in Ethics and Metaphysics.

Venue: Faculty of Philosophy, Oude Boteringestraat 52, Room Omega.

9:15–10:30: Daniel Cohnitz (University of Utrecht).

10:30–10:45: Coffee break.

10:45–12:00: Bart Streumer (University of Groningen).

12:00–13:00: Lunch.

13:00–14:15: Tuomas Tahko (University of Helsinki).

14:15–14:30: Tea break.

14:30–15:45: Donnchadh O’Conaill (University of Helsinki) and Olley Pearson (University of Durham).

15:45–17:00: Benjamin Schnieder (University of Hamburg).

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Workshop in Epistemology at UFBA

On March 15-16, there will be a workshop in epistemology, Knowledge from Falsehood: When does Reasoning from a Falsehood yield Knowledge?”, at the Universidade Federal da Bahia (Salvador de Bahia, Brazil). Here's the information:

Speaker: Sven Bernecker (University of Cologne, University of California/Irvine):

Organizer: Waldomiro Silva Filho (UFBA)

Participants: César Schirmmer dos Santos (UFSM), Tiegüe Vieira Rodrigues (UFMT), Danilo Fraga (UFBA)

Room: Programa de Pós-graduação em Filosofia - FFCH, UFBA

For more information, go here or write to

Friday, February 3, 2017

Living in Accordance with Skepticism

The latest issue of the Bollettino della Società Filosofica Italiana (219, September/December 2016) contains John Christian Laursen's “The Moral Life of the Ancient Skeptics: Living in Accordance with Nature and Freedom from Disturbance.”