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19-20 August 2010, "The Epistemology of Liberal Democracy" (2nd Copenhagen Epistemology conference), Copenhagen, Denmark

Date: 19-20 August 2010
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Deadline: 1 April 2010

We tend to think of liberal democracy as providing the most ethically defensible way to set up a modern society. A separate yet highly relevant issue is whether liberal democracies also are preferable from an epistemological perspective, i.e., from the point of view of promoting true over false belief, knowledge over ignorance, and so on. The purpose of this conference-and of the research project that it is part of-is to investigate the norms, practices, and institutions that determine how belief and knowledge is acquired and transmitted in liberal democracies.

For more information, see http://epistemology.ku.dk/

The Programme Committee cordially invite you to submit a 500 word abstract on any topic relevant to the conference theme. Abstracts should be submitted no later than April 1, 2010.

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