oxford epistemology group

Previous talks
Hilary 2023
  • Week 2 (Jan 24th): Alex Robert talk: De Re Modality Without Counterparts
  • Week 3 (Jan 31st): Kurt Sylvan talk: Inference, Epistemic Priority, and the Presentational Account of Knowing
  • Week 4 (Feb 7th): Alison Fernandes talk: Naturalism, Functionalism, and the Metaphysics of Science
  • Week 5 (Feb 14th): Lizzie Fricker talk: On What Grounds May One Believe What One is Told?
  • Week 6 (Feb 21st): Daniel Deasy talk: Worlds and Times as Propositions
  • Week 7 (Feb 28th): Henry Schiller talk: Informational Chauvinism
  • Week 8 (Mar 7th) Nick Hughes talk: Non-Ideal Epistemic Rationality
Michaelmas 2023
  • Week 1 (Oct 11th): Rachel Fraser talk: Practical Assurance
  • Week 2 (Oct 18th): Daniel Kodsi talk: On Byrne’s ‘Making Metaphysics’
  • Week 3 (Oct 25th) Andreas Ditter talk: Essence and Grain
  • Week 4 (Nov 1st) Nick Hughes talk: Non-Ideal Epistemic Rationality [POSTPONED]
  • Week 5 (Nov 8th) Vincent Grandjean talk: The Bare Past
  • Week 6 (Nov 15th) Teru Thomas talk: Chance, Self-Location, and Anthropic Reasoning
  • Week 7 (Nov 22nd) Sam Carter talk: Dogmatism and Inquiry
  • Week 8 (Nov 29th) Alexander Bird talk: Special Composition for Objects and Properties: Information and Inference
Previous talks
Trinity 2022
  • Week 2 (May 3rd): Kabir Bakshi talk: Against Indirect Confirmation (in-person)
  • Week 3 (May 10th): Ema Sullivan-Bissett talk: Delusions (on Zoom)
  • Week 4 (May 17th) Sara Aronowitz talk: Revisiting the Evidence-As-Object Theory (on Zoom)
  • Week 5 (May 24th) David Boylan talk: Evidence and Conditional Propositions (in-person)
  • Week 6 (May 31st) Emmalon Davis talk: Democratic Propaganda (on Zoom)
  • Week 7 (June 7th) Brian Hedden talk: Counterfactual Decision Theory (in-person)
  • Week 8 (June 14th) Samuel Fletcher talk: Evidence in Classical Statistics (in-person)
Hilary 2022
  • Week 1 (Jan 20th): Nick Hughes talk: Epistemic Dilemmas Defended
  • Week 2 (Jan 27th): Alex Worsnip talk: Ideal Epistemological Theory as Ideology: The Case of Higher-Order Evidence
  • Week 3 (Feb 3rd): Carolina Flores talk: Resistant Beliefs, Responsive Believers
  • Week 4: (Feb 10th): Eliot Michaelson talk: Iffy Know How
  • Week 5 (Feb 17th): Mona Simion talk: Resistance to Evidence and the Normativity of Inquiry
  • Week 6 (Feb 24th) Sinan Dogramaci & Ray Buchanan talk: Belief About Probability
  • Week 7 (March 3rd): Sven Rosenkranz talk: Epistemology Beyond Belief
  • Week 8 (March 10th): Maya Krishnan talk: Two New Problems for Ideal Reasoners
Michaelmas 2021
  • Week 1 (Oct 15th): Lucy Campbell talk: Agentialism about Self-Knowledge: Some Sceptical Thoughts
  • Week 2 (Oct 22nd): Richard Pettigrew talk: Epistemic Risk and the Demands of Rationality
  • Week 3 (Oct 29th): Lani Watson talk: The Right to Know: Epistemic Rights and Why We Need Them
  • Week 4 (Nov 4th): Martin Smith talk: Risky Belief [NOTE: TAKING PLACE ON ZOOM AT 2PM ON THE THURSDAY]
  • Week 5 (Nov 12th): Julien Dutant talk: A Theory of Degrees of Justification
  • Week 6 (Nov 19th): Daniel Kodsi talk: Are Doxastic Attitudes Deliberative Dispositions? [NOTE: TAKING PLACE ON ZOOM AT 2PM ON THE THURSDAY]
  • Week 7 (Nov 26th): David Thorstad talk: Three Paradoxes of Bounded Rationality
  • Week 8 (Dec 3rd): Eliot Michaelson talk: Iffy Know How [POSTPONED]
Trinity 2021
  • Week 1 (April 27th): Jennifer Nagel talk: Knowledge and Knowledge Attribution in Neural Networks
  • Week 2 (May 4th) Steven Diggin talk: Best Belief It Because (You Know) Its True
  • Week 3 (May 11th): Bernhard Salow discusses Brian Hedden’s On Statistical Criteria of Algorithmic Fairness
  • Week 4 (May 18th): Silvia Milano & Carina Prunkl talk: Epistemic Injustice and Algorithmic Profiling
  • Week 5 (May 25th): Zoe Jenkin talk: Encapsulated Failures
  • Week 6 (June 1st): Katia Vavova talk: Yeah, you would say that, wouldn’t you?
  • Week 7 (June 8th): Miriam Schoenfield talk: Can Bayesianism Accommodate Higher-Order Defeat?
  • Week 8 (June 15th): Berislav Marusic talk: Endless Love
Hilary 2021
  • Week 1 (Jan 21st): Lizzie Fricker talk: Epistemic Self-Governance and Trust in the Word of Others: Is There a Conflict?
  • Week 2 (Jan 28th): Jack Woods discusses The Game of Belief
  • Week 3 (Feb 4th): Endre Begby talk: Automated Risk Assessment in the Criminal Justice Process: A Case of ‘Algorithmic Bias’? [5PM START]
  • Week 4 (Feb 11th): Silvia Milano & Carina Prunkl talk: Epistemic Injustice and Algorithmic Profiling [POSTPONED]
  • Week 5 (Feb 18th): Michael Hannon discusses: Disagreement or Badmouthing? The Role of Expressive Discourse in Politics
  • Week 6 (Feb 25th): Grace Helton talk: Experimental Psychology and Norms of Rationality
  • Week 7 (March 4th): Rachel Fraser talk: Akrasia and Mushy Credences
  • Week 8 (March 11th): Matthew McGrath talk: A Problem for Strict Pragmatism About Reasons for Belief
Michaelmas 2020
  • Week 1 (Oct 15th): Rachel Fraser leads discussion on Builes, Horowitz, and Schoenfield’s Dilating and Contracting Arbitrarily
  • Week 2 (Oct 22th): Robin McKenna talk: Intellectual Autonomy
  • Week 3 (Oct 29th): Daniel Kodsi leads discussion on Carter and Goldstein’s The Normality of Error
  • Week 4 (Nov 5th): Zoe Johnson King talk: Radical Internalism [LATE START – 4PM]
  • Week 5 (Nov 12th): Bernhard Salow talk: Epistemology Normalized
  • Week 6 (Nov 19th): David Thorstad talk: Inquiry and the Epistemic
  • Week 7 (Nov 26th): Adam Carter talk: Collateral Conflicts and Epistemic Norms
  • Week 8 (Dec 3rd): Timothy Williamson talk: Epistemological Ambivalence
Summer 2020
  • July 16th: Renee Bolinger talk: #BelieveWomen and the Ethics of Belief
  • July 30th: Thi Nguyen talk: Value Capture
  • August 13th: Jessie Munton talk: Cognitive Flexibility and the Epistemology of Search Engines
  • August 27th: Rima Basu talk: The Parent Trap: How Doxastic Wrongdoing Starts at Home
Trinity 2020
  • Week 2 (May 7th): Bob Beddor and Carlotta Pavese discuss Modal Virtue Epistemology
  • Week 3 (May 14th): Richard Roth leads discussion on Hawthorne & Yli-Vakkuri’s Being In A Position To Know
  • Week 4 (May 21st): Kevin Dorst talk “Fine-Tuning and Varieties of Divine Indifference”
  • Week 5 (May 28th): Clayton Littlejohn talk “n-1 Guilty Children”
  • Week 6 (June 4th): Maria-Rosa Antognazza talk” “The Distinction of Kind Between Knowledge and Belief”
  • Week 7 (June 11th): Pietro Cibinel talk “Information Value and Accuracy Gain”
  • Week 8 (June 18th): Matt Hewson talk
Hilary 2020
  • Week 1 (Jan 23rd): Rachel Fraser talk: “Beliefs are Resolutions”
  • Week 2 (Jan 30th): Nick Hughes leads discussion on Maria Lasonen-Aarnio’s: ‘Dispositional Evaluations and Defeat’
  • Week 4 (Feb 13th): Claire Field talk: “Explaining (Away) the Irrationality of Epistemic Akrasia”
  • Week 5 (Feb 20th): Maria-Rosa Antognazza talk: “Thinking With Assent” [CANCELLED – STRIKE ACTION]
  • Week 6 (Feb 27th): Beau Madison Mount talk: “Absolute Provability, Safety, and Mechanism”
  • Week 8 (Mar 12th): Silvia Milano talk [CANCELLED – STRIKE ACTION]
Michaelmas 2019
  • Week 1 (Oct 17th): Rachel Fraser leads discussion on Kurt Sylvan’s ‘An Epistemic Non-Consequentialism
  • Week 2 (Oct 24th): Bernhard Salow leads discussion on Jessica Brown’s ‘What is Epistemic Blame?
  • Week 4 (Nov 7th): Alexander Greenberg leads discussion on Daniel Greco’s ‘Justifications and Excuses in Epistemology
  • Week 5 (Nov 14th): Kevin Dorst talk: ”Overconfidence’ is Rational”
  • Week 6 (Nov 21st): Chris Cowie talk: ‘Probability and Normativity’
  • Week 8 (Dec 5th): Nick Hughes talk: ‘Epistemology Without Guidance’