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Edgington Lectures

Venue: Birkbeck Main Building, Malet Street

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The Edgington Lectures are a biennial pair of lectures held in the Department of Philosophy of Birkbeck, University of London. This year the lectures will be given by Dr Catherine Elgin. The lectures are free to attend and open to all, and each pair is accompanied by a graduate workshop in philosophy devoted to, and led by, the work of that year's Edgington lecturer.


Full programme

DAY 1 

Friday 5 May 2023 

Graduate Workshop: Room B30, Birkbeck Main Building

10.00   Coffee

10.30   ‘Motivational Approaches to Epistemic Corruption’ - Taylor Matthews, University of Nottingham

11.45   ‘Understanding and Epistemic Value, Combatting Veritism’ - Kellan Daniel Leo Head, Syracuse University

13.00   Lunch

14.00   ‘An Understanding-Centric Approach to the Epistemology of Testimony’ - Ross Patrizio, University of Glasgow

15.15   Tea

15.30   ‘Art Lacks Discipline’ - Christopher Earley, University of Warwick

16.45   End


18.00   Edgington Lecture: ‘Epistemic Autonomy’

            Catherine Elgin, Harvard University

            Room B33, Birkbeck Main Building



Saturday 6 May 2023 

Graduate Workshop: Room B30, Birkbeck Main Building

10.00   Coffee

10.30   ‘Elgin on scientific representation exemplification and epistemic normativity’ - Stefan Sleeuw, University of Groningen

11.45   ‘Justification and the Community: Reflections on Dummett and Elgin’ - Alex Murphy, Cambridge University

13.00   Lunch

14.00   ‘The Role of Personal Style in Epistemic Normativity’ - Jack Idris Sagar, University of Bristol

15.15   Tea

15.30   ‘How to comply with the epistemic imperative’ - Giulia Luvisotto, University of Warwick

16.45   End


18.00   Edgington Lecture: ‘Epistemic Community’

           Catherine Elgin, Harvard University

           Room B33, Birkbeck Main Building


We gratefully acknowledge and thank the Aristotelian Society and the Analysis Trust for their support in enabling us to offer financial support to Workshop speakers.

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