Evidence Conference at Kent

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February 11, 2014 by ahlstrom-vij

The Evidence Workshop
Philosophy Department
University of Kent
Canterbury, Kent
4-5 June, 2014

It is usually thought that a rational agent should proportion her beliefs to her evidence—only then will her beliefs be rational, justified, or qualify as knowledge. But just what counts as evidence is often the subject of much controversy. In this workshop, leading philosophers will come together to discuss just what counts as evidence. Special attention will be given to Timothy Williamson’s account of evidence as knowledge.

On 4-5 June, 2014, the Centre for Reasoning and the Southern Normativity Group will hold “The Evidence workshop” at the University of Kent. The workshop was made possible due to funding from the Mind Association, KIASH, and the University of Kent’s School of European Culture and Languages. The organizers are Julien Murzi and Michael Wilde.


June 4
2:00-3:30 Paulina Sliwa (Cambridge)
Respondent: Ruth Hibbert (Kent)
3:30-4:00 Coffee break
4:00-5:30 Michael Wilde (Kent)
Respondent: Jessica Brown (St Andrews)
7:00 Dinner

June 5
9:00-10:30 Clayton Littlejohn (King’s College London)
Respondent: Michael Wilde (Kent)
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 Jessica Brown (St Andrews)
Respondent: Timothy Williamson (Oxford)
12:30-2:30 Lunch
2:30-4:00 Aidan McGlynn (Edinburgh)
Respondent: Timothy Williamson (Oxford)
4:00-4:30 Coffee Break
4:30-6:00 Jon Williamson (Kent)
Respondent: Timothy Williamson (Oxford)

(Talks approx. 45 minutes; responses approx. 15 minutes; Q and A approx. 30 minutes.)

Attendance is free, but participants are asked to register by e-mailing Michael Wilde.


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