Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Hamburg

From the beginning of April to the end of August, I'll be in Hamburg doing research on Pyrrhonian skepticism and on contemporary discussions of the epistemic significance of disagreement. If you know of any events related to these issues in the surrounding areas, please let me know.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Book on Ignorance

There is a new detailed study of ignorance that might be of interest to those working on skepticism:

Rik Peels, Ignorance: A Philosophical Study (OUP, 2023).

More information can be found here. Despite what the OUP webpage says, the book is already out.

Friday, March 3, 2023

Varieties of Anti-Skepticism

The latest issue of Topoi includes a long section devoted to varieties of anti-skepticism. Some of the articles are historical and some are systematic. The issue can be found here.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Volume on Bias & Inquiry

In connection with my previous post, here's another book on bias some of whose chapters touch upon skepticism:

Nathan Ballantyne and David Dunning (eds.), Reason, Bias, and Inquiry: The Crossroads of Epistemology and Psychology (OUP, 2022).

More information here.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Bias

This new book on bias deals with skepticism to a considerable extent:

Thomas Kelly, Bias: A Philosophical Study. OUP, 2023.

Complete information is found here.

Monday, February 6, 2023

Hegel and Skepticism

You might be interested in this new book by Robb Dunphy:

Hegel and the Problem of Beginning: Scepticism and Presuppositionlessness (Rowman & Littlefield, 2023).

For more information, go here.

Monday, January 30, 2023

Maimonides Lecture on Skepticism

Tomorrow (Tuesday 31st), at 18:00, will take place another Maimonides Lecture on Scepticism. Dimitrios A. Vasilakis (Universität Erfurt/University of Ioannina) will talk about “Dionysius the Areopagite between Faith and Scepticism: His Reception in the Twentieth Century.” More info here.

Friday, January 27, 2023

Call for Applications: Research Associate

The Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies (Universität Hamburg) invites applications for a Research Associate (full-time position, fixed until 30 September 2024, salary level 14 TV-L). The position commences on 1 March 2023. The application deadline is on 15 February 2023. The successful candidate will focus their research on Jewish thought, philosophy, and/or religion with a special emphasis on scepticism. In addition to research, the successful candidate will be part of MCAS’s publication team. The position requires participation in MCAS's events and an active engagement in MCAS's activities. For complete information, go here

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Call for Papers: Agnosticism

There is a call for papers for a special issue of the journal Philosophies devoted to “Agnosticism in the 21st Century.” Complete information can be found here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Skepticism and Antipolitics

The second volume of the Maimonides Library for Philosophy and Religion book series has been published:

Cedric Cohen-Skalli and Libera Pisano (eds.), Skepsis and Antipolitics: The Alternative of Gustav Landauer (Boston & Leiden: Brill, 2022).

More information can be found here.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

CFA: Maimonides Centre

The Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies (MCAS) at Universität Hamburg is inviting researchers to apply for its junior fellowship programme for the academic year 1 October 2023-30 September 2024, whose topic is “(Jewish) Scepticism as a Strategy and Challenge in Past and Present.” Complete information can be found here.

Monday, December 5, 2022

Issue 12.4 of IJSS

Issue 12.4 of the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism has been published. It includes articles by Brian Ribeiro, Mark Walker, Jacob Ohlhorst, and Abraham Lim, and a book review by Oren Hanner. It can be found here.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Call for Proposals for Monographs and Edited Volumes

Brill Studies in Skepticism

Dear scholars,

Are you working on a monograph or edited volume on the subject of philosophical skepticism? The editors of Brill Studies in Skepticism (BSS) would like to encourage you to submit proposals to be considered for publication in the book series. 

Conceived of as a supplement to the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism, the series Brill Studies in Skepticism aims to publish original historical scholarship and cutting-edge contemporary research on philosophical skepticism. The series covers a wide range of areas: the history of ancient, medieval, modern, and contemporary skepticism, as well as systematic discussions of skeptical problems and arguments in epistemology, metaethics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of language. Brill Studies in Skepticism therefore welcomes proposals for monographs and edited volumes from historians of philosophy and contemporary philosophers working in a variety of methods and traditions.

All proposals are evaluated by the Series Editors with the assistance of the members of the Advisory Board. If the proposed monograph or edited volume is deemed to make an original contribution to the study of the history or significance of philosophical skepticism, the author or editor will be invited to submit a complete manuscript, which will undergo double-blind peer review.

Please visit www.brill.com/BSS to browse publications in the series.

Proposals can be sent to the Series Editors, Diego E. Machuca (diegomachuca@gmail.com) and Duncan Pritchard (dhpritch@uci.edu).

Editors

Diego E. Machuca (CONICET, Argentina)

Duncan Pritchard (University of California, Irvine)

Advisory Board

John Greco (Saint Louis University)

John Christian Laursen (University of California, Riverside)

Casey Perin (University of California, Irvine)

Dominik Perler (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Claudine Tiercelin (Collège de France)

Saturday, October 22, 2022

Bergmann on Skepticism

Last year, Michael Bergmann published Radical Skepticism and Epistemic Intuition (OUP). For information, go here. A symposium on this book will be published next year in the International Journal for the Study of Skepticism.