The Royal Institute of Philosophy Annual Conference 2017: Harms and Wrongs in Epistemic Practice
The University of Sheffield 3rd–4th of July 2017 Confirmed Speakers:
Alison Bailey (Illinois State University)
Heather Battaly (California State University, Fullerton)
Havi Carel (University of Bristol) and Ian James Kidd (University of Nottingham)
Quassim Cassam (University of Warwick)
Miranda Fricker (CUNY Graduate Center / University of Sheffield)
How we engage in epistemic practice, including our methods of knowledge acquisition and transmission, the personal traits that help or hinder these activities, and the social institutions that facilitate or impede them, is of central importance to our lives as individuals and as participants in social and political activities. In the past decade, sustained philosophical attention has turned to the various ways in which this practice can and does go awry, and the epistemic, moral, and political harms and wrongs that follow. This conference brings together theorists working on a diverse variety of topics to draw attention to the full range of these harms and wrongs, the ways in which they interact, and the ways in which they can be addressed.
Organising committee: Simon Barker, Charlie Crerar, Trystan GoetzeThe conference has been made possible with the support of The Royal Institute of Philosophy. Post-graduate bursaries are provided by The Analysis Trust.