Saturday 15 Dec 2012
Senate House, WC1

The Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature and the Institute of Philosophy will be hosting a one-day conference on themes from Herman Cappelen’s lastest book, Philosophy Without Intuitions, Oxford University Press.

John Bengson (Wisconsin-Madison)
Paul Boghossian (NYU)
Berit Brogard (Missouri-St Louis)
Herman Cappelen (Arché)
David Chalmers (NYU and ANU)

REGISTRATION (essential)

Registration will open on Monday 17th September, please check the website for further details:

University of Leeds
9-10 November 2012

This workshop will bring together metaethicists interested in moral disagreement and philosophers of language interested in disagreement generally to improve our understanding of the phenomenon of normative disagreement and its implications for the meaning of normative language, nature of normative judgment, the pragmatics and resolution of disagreements and more. The speakers will be:

Carl Baker (Northern Institute of Philosophy, Aberdeen)
Teresa Marques (Lisbon)
Michael Ridge (Edinburgh)
Karl Schafer (Pittsburgh)
Isidora Stojanovic (Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris)
Tim Sundell (Kentucky)

More detailed information, including workshop programme, registration and location, can be found here.

June 12 -14, 2012
Location: MSH Lorraine, Campus of the University of Lorraine, Nancy, France 91, av. de la Libération, 3rd floor.

This conference is about intuitions and their epistemic role as evidence. Is there any epistemological explanation justifying the appeal to intuition in philosophy? How can different models of intuitions explain their possible roles? Which role does imagination and conceiving play?

Tuesday, 12 June, 2012
14h15-15h45 Frank Hofmann, Luxemburg : Intuition and evidence about possibilities
16h15-17h45 Paul Boghossian, New York : Intuitions and the A Priori

September 6-8, 2012
Purdue University

The conference will focus on three main challenges to religious and moral beliefs:
• Widespread interpersonal disagreement among intellectual peers on religious and on moral topics provides reason to doubt these beliefs;
• Belief-source disagreement on moral issues between commonsense moral intuitions and religious belief sources raises doubts about both methods of belief formation;
• Evolutionary accounts of the origins of our religious and moral beliefs create doubts about these beliefs by undermining our confidence in the reliability of their sources.

By S. Matthew Liao

May 20 – 22, 2012
Moonrise Hotel in St Louis, MO

Keynote Speaker:
Jonathan Dancy (Reading/Texas)

St. Louis Annual Conference on Reasons and Rationality (SLACRR) provides a forum for new work on practical and theoretical reason, broadly construed.

Please submit an abstract of 750-1500 words by December 31, 2011 to SLACRR (at) In writing your abstract, please bear in mind that full papers should suitable for a 30 minute presentation.

What to Submit

This summer Crispin Wright (NIP Director and Professor at NYU) will walk The Pennine Way, 268 miles across the Pennine mountain tops.

The Aim: To raise money to support graduate students from elsewhere to visit the Northern Institute of Philosophy and to support Northern Institute of Philosophy graduate students to visit other institutions. This is in line with a general mission of the Institute to support early career philosophers to develop their interests and skills through collaboration and philosophical interactions. The costs of such visits and exchanges are seldom adequately provided for in the budgets of grant giving authorities, and philosophy departments, even when in principle willing to support research-related travel by graduate students, are less and less able to do so. The hope is to build a Trust Fund at NIP to enable NIP to provide such support as a part of the regular working routine of the Institute.

AUGUST 15-17, 2011

October 7-8, 2010
Institut Jean-Nicod (Paris)

Salle Dussane
Ecole Normale Supérieure
45, rue d’Ulm

10h30: Georgy Gergely (Budapest): Psychological Essentialism: The origins of representing artifact kinds.

11h45: Beate Sodian (Munich): Development of epistemic norm sensitivity in children.

13h00: lunch

14h30: Asher Koriat (HaÏfa): Subjective convictions and social consensus: Evidence from research on social attitudes and social beliefs.

15h45: Jennifer Nagel (Toronto): Epistemic anxiety.

17h00: coffee break

17h15: Joëlle Proust (IJN): On the nature of epistemic norms.

18h30: end

19h30: conference dinner


47th Cincinnati Philosophy Colloquium
21-23 October 2010
425 Tangeman University Center
University of Cincinnati

• Owen Flanagan, Duke University
• Hilary Kornblith, University of Massachusetts
• Michael Lynch, University of Connecticut
• Penelope Maddy, University of California
• David Papineau, King’s College London
• L. A. Paul, University of North Carolina
• Thomas Polger, University of Cincinnati
• Elliott Sober, University of Wisconsin

Free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP please contact thomas.polger (at)

Stockholm June Workshop in Philosophy 2010:
Ethics and Epistemology
Thursday 3 June, 10 am – 5 pm,
Room D207, Frescati
Stockholm University

10.00 Welcome
10.05 Brian McElwee (Oxford): ‘The Structure of Demandingness Objections’. Commentator: Katharina Berndt (Stockholm).
11.05 Coffee
11.20 Åsa Wikforss (Stockholm): ‘What Justifies Beliefs about One’s Own Beliefs?’ Commentator: Sara Packalén (Stockholm).
12.20 Lunch
13.40 Karl Karlander (Stockholm): ‘The Varieties of Pain’. Commentator: Jonas Olson (Stockholm).
14.40 Break
14.45 Jonas Åkerman (Stockholm): ’Referential Intentions’. Commentator: Emma Wallin (Stockholm).
15.45 Coffee
16.00 Chris Heathwood (UC Boulder): ‘Could Morality Have a Source’? Commentator: Jens Johansson (Stockholm).

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