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26-27 April 2008, Epistemic Agency Conference, Geneva, Switzerland

Date: 26-27 April 2008
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Deadline: 1 March 2008

Recent work in the philosophy of knowledge has lead to a rediscovery -or a rethinking--- of the relationships between knowledge and action. What is the role of knowledge in the explanation of action and in practical reasoning? To what extent do knowers have to be agents and can knowledge be defined in relation to what the knower does? Are beliefs and judgements in some sense actions? Are there connexions between epistemic reasons and practical reasons, and if there are, what are they? Is there a difference between knowledge and the activity of inquiry? These are, in a sense, traditional questions, which have also a long record within the pragmatist tradition, from Peirce and Ramsey to Isaac Levi, and which can be examined from many angles, from epistemology to philosophy of mind and issues about practical reasoning or meta-ethics. The aim of this conference, which is to examine these issues from a number of aspects, starting from the question: can there be epistemic agency ?

More details at: http://www.unige.ch/lettres/philo/evenements/2008/EpistemicAgency.html.

Papers are invited on any of the topics of the conference, as well as on the epistemology of John Greco. Submission deadline is March 1st, 2008.

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