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The project in Epistemology will focus on the notion of immediate justification.

For further details, please see here.

Elijah Millgram's talk on relativism

14 Mar 2011 16:00
14 Mar 2011 18:00
Europe/Rome

Prof. Elijah Millgram, University of Utah

"Relativism, Coherence and the Problems of Philosophy"

Venue: Sala Rossa, Dipartimento di Discipline della Comunicazione, V. Azzo Gardino 23, III° piano

Online paper: http://www.philosophy.utah.edu/Faculty/millgram/rel.pdf

Handout attached below.

Abstract:

Why is relativism respectable in some academic disciplines but not in
others? Relativism is taken seriously in philosophy, and some
philosophers are relativists; but many, perhaps most, are not. Why is
philosophy a mixed case? I will argue that the different academic

[ISA Talks] A. Kenny "The human mind: an understandable machinery, an unsolvable mistery or.... whatever works? " part 2

24 Mar 2011 16:00
Europe/Rome

SA Talks

Speaker: Sir Anthony Kenny (Oxford)

Title: The human mind: an understandable machinery, an unsolvable mistery or.... whatever works? part 2

Venue: tba

Time: 16

[ISA Talks] A. Kenny "The human mind: an understandable machinery, an unsolvable mistery or.... whatever works? " part 1

22 Mar 2011 15:00
Europe/Rome

ISA Talks

Speaker: Sir Anthony Kenny (Oxford)

Title: The human mind: an understandable machinery, an unsolvable mistery or.... whatever works? part 1

Venue: tba

Time: tba

COGITO DAY V

26 Jan 2011 10:30
26 Jan 2011 19:00
Europe/Rome

COGITO DAY V

 

Venue: Dipartimento di Discipline della Comunicazione, Sala Rossa, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna.  

 

10.45-12.15 Carla Bagnoli (Modena & University Wisconsin-Milwaukee) "The claim of objectivity and the misrepresentation of moral experience"

 

12.15-13.15 Delia Belleri (Bologna & COGITO) "What is semantic under-determinacy?".

 

15.00-16.30 Annalisa Coliva (Modena & COGITO) "One Variety of Self-Knowledge: Constitutivism as Constructivism"

Engel: "Scepticism, assent and acceptance"

26 Nov 2010 10:00
26 Nov 2010 13:00
Europe/Rome

We will discuss Pascal Engel's paper for the conference "Scepticism and Justification".

Venue: Sala Rossa, Discipline della Comunicazione, V. Azzo Gardino 23

Discussant: Delia Belleri

Sosa: "Armchair Philosophy, with Moore and Wittgenstein"

15 Dec 2010 16:00
15 Dec 2010 18:00
Europe/Rome

Professor Ernest Sosa (Rutgers) will present the paper "Armchair Philosophy, with Moore and Wittgenstein"

Venue: Sala Rossa, Discipline della comunicazione, V. Azzo Gardino 23

Discussant: Annalisa Coliva

Soldati: "On the justification of demonstrative judgments"

3 Dec 2010 10:00
3 Dec 2010 13:00
Europe/Rome

We will discuss the draft of Gianfranco Soldati's paper for the conference "Scepticism and Justification".

Discussion leader: Clotilde Calabi

Venue: Sala Rossa, Discipline della comunicazione, V. Azzo Gardino

NB The following two papers by Jim Pryor and Susanna Siegel are relevant to Soldati's.

www.jim*pryor*.net/research/papers/*Acquaintance*.pdf

http://www.people.fas.harvard.edu/~ssiegel/papers/Jim.htm

Pryor "Problems for credulism"

15 Nov 2010 10:00
15 Nov 2010 13:00
Europe/Rome

We will discuss the draft of Jim Pryor's paper for the conference "Skepticism and justification"

Venue: Sala Rossa, Discipline della comunicazione, V. Azzo Gardino 23

Discussion leader: Eugenio Orlandelli

NBB: hand-made drawings of Pryor's pictures can be found at
http://www.jimpryor.net/research/papers/Credulism-pictures.pdf

Millar "Scepticism and doxastic responsability"

19 Nov 2010 10:00
19 Nov 2010 13:00
Europe/Rome
We will discuss the draft of Alan Millar's paper for the conference "Skepticism and justification" Venue: Sala Rossa, Discipline della comunicazione, V. Azzo Gardino Discussion leader: Sara Neva

Sosa "How Competence Matters in Epistemology (and Elsewhere)"

5 Nov 2010 10:00
5 Nov 2010 13:00
Europe/Rome
We will discuss the draft of Ernie Sosa's paper for the conference "Skepticism and justification" Venue: Sala Rossa, Discipline della comunicazione, V. Azzo Gardino Discussion leader: Andrea Sereni

Lalumera "Understanding-based immediate justification"

29 Oct 2010 10:00
29 Oct 2010 13:00
Europe/Rome

We will discuss the draft of Elisabetta Lalumera's paper for the conference "Skepticism and justification"

Venue: Sala Rossa, Discipline della comunicazione, V. Azzo Gardino

Discussion leader: Elisabetta Lalumera

Coliva: Varieties of failure (of warrant transmission--what else?!)

22 Oct 2010 10:00
22 Oct 2010 13:00
Europe/Rome

We will discuss the draft of Annalisa Coliva's paper for the conference "Skepticism and justification"

Venue: Sala Rossa, Discipline della comunicazione, Via Azzo Gardino

Discussion leader: Annalisa Coliva

NB: The handout has been added. Please print out your own copy.

Wedgwood "A priori bootstrapping"

15 Oct 2010 10:00
15 Oct 2010 13:00
Europe/Rome

We will discuss the draft of Ralph Wedgwood's paper for the conference "Skepticism and Justification" Venue: Sala Rossa, Discipline della comunicazione, V. Azzo Gardino Discussion leader: Giorgio Volpe Text available at: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~mert1230/bootstrapping.a4.pdf

Scepticism and Justification Conference

17 Dec 2010 09:00
18 Dec 2010 19:00
Europe/Rome

Scepticism and Justification

Scuola Superiore Studi Umanistici

COGITO Research Centre in Philosophy

under the auspices of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy (SIFA)

Bologna December 17-18 2010

Scuola Superiore Studi Umanistici
Via Marsala 26

Philosophy of Language Research Seminar: Luca Moretti on Scepticism, metaphysical possibilities and fuzzy probabilities

23 Jun 2010 15:00
23 Jun 2010 18:00
Europe/Rome

prof. Luca Moretti (Aberdeen University - NIP) will give a talk.

  • Speaker: Luca Moretti
  • Venue: Sala rossa, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna
  • Title:Scepticism, metaphysical possibilities and fuzzy probabilities
    .

Abstract

COGITO DAY IV

24 May 2010 09:30
24 May 2010 19:00
Europe/Rome

COGITO DAY IV--Epistemology

Venue: Dipartimento Discipline della comunicazione, Sala rossa, III floor, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna.

Programme

9.30-11.00 Walter Cavini: "Sogno e Aporia
L'Argomento Scettico del Sogno da Platone a Wittgenstein"
11.15-12.15 Sara Neva: "Giustificazione e testimonianza"
12.15-13.15 Michele Palmira: "Disagreement: the case of epistemic peers"

Lunch

15.30-16.30 Alessia Pasquali: "Conoscere la mente: osservazioni sullo sviluppo della psicologia ingenua"
17.00-18.30 Clotilde Calabi: "Cats! Michotte’s new enigma of perception"

Epistemology--Bootstrapping II

26 Feb 2010 10:00
26 Feb 2010 13:00
Europe/Rome

Bootstrapping II: Ernest Sosa "Philosophical Scepticism and Epistemic Circularity"

Venue: DSC, Sala Rossa, III piano, V. Azzo Gardino 23

Discussion leader: Giorgio Volpe (& Annalisa Coliva)

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For those who are interested, I'm attaching the reply to Sosa by Barry Stroud "Scepticism, 'externalism', and the goal of epistemology"

Philosophy of Language - Reading Seminar - Recanati on relativism

10 Mar 2010 11:00
10 Mar 2010 13:00
Europe/Rome
  •  Reading: 'Moderate Relativism' by François Recanati, in (eds.) M. Garcia-Carpintero, M. Koelbel: Relative Truth, Oxford: OUP, 2008, pp. 41-62
  • Discussion leader: Delia Belleri
  • Venue: Sala Rossa, II floor, via Azzo Gardino 23, Bologna

 
Reading material attached below
 
Further optional readings:

Epistemology--Bootstrapping

19 Feb 2010 10:30
19 Feb 2010 13:30
Europe/Rome

Session on bootstrapping arguments: Wedgwood (cf. "A priori bootstrapping", reading 12/2/2010) and Cohen

Discussion leaders: Elisabetta Lalumera & Giorgio Volpe

Venue: Sala Rossa, III piano, DSC V. A. Gardino 23

Research Seminar - Sara Neva on "Una tesi antiriduzionista sulla testimonianza"

9 Dec 2009 15:15
9 Dec 2009 18:15
Europe/Rome

Sara Neva will present her research paper.

Title: "una tesi antiriduzionista sulla testimonianza"

Venue: Aula Roveri, via Zamboni 38,ground floor.

Time: 15.15-18.15

Abstract:

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