Research Group
in Analytic Philosophy

The Social and Political Dimensions of Epistemic Risk

We are pleased to announce the second workshop of the research project New Perspectives on Epistemic Risk (funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities) and we would like to invite philosophers working on the topics of the workshop to participate.


Keynote speakers:

    • Sven Bernecker (Universities of California-Irvine and Cologne)
    • Christoph Kelp (University of Glasgow)
    • Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern University)
    • Veli Mitova (University of Johannesburg)
    • Mona Simion (University of Glasgow)


When:

26th - 28th of January, 2022 


Where: 

Faculty of Philosophy, University of Seville, Spain


Description:

The epistemic well functioning of our societies may be threatened in countless different ways. Many of these threats have been thoroughly investigated in recent literature, and include phenomena such as epistemic injustice, epistemic oppression, group polarization, epistemic colonialism, willful ignorance, fake news, conspiracy theorising, or different kinds of denialism. 

While “Epistemic risk” is often considered narrowly just as the close possibility of false belief, in this workshop we intend to use the concept in a broader sense, to target the full array of issues that may put the proper functioning of our epistemic practices at risk by hindering the production, acquisition or transmission of epistemically valuable states, such as knowledge or understanding. Special emphasis will be put on how epistemic and political phenomena may endanger, when intertwined, the kinds of relationships of epistemic trust that sustain our epistemic communities.  

The topic of the workshop is thus intended to be broad. Papers on social and political epistemology addressing any of the aforementioned topics are welcome, as well as those in the vicinity of these areas that also investigate different ways in which knowledge production, acquisition or transmission may be compromised in our societies.


How to participate:

To participate please send an abstract of approximately 1000 words (refs. excluded) to epistemic.risk.workshop@gmail.com. There are only a few slots available, so a rather small number of papers will be selected for in-person presentation. There will be no parallel sessions and the selected contributors will have a similar time for presentation to those of invited speakers (approximately 75 minutes, including Q&A). 


Submission deadline:

1st of December 2021.



Notification of acceptance:

15th of December 2021.


Fees:

There is no registration fee but please register here: 

https://forms.gle/kuBMromK8xbXkgiU7 


Inquiries:

For inquiries please contact epistemic.risk.workshop@gmail.com


Organizing committee:



Local committee (University of Seville):

    • Alba Aragón.
    • Juan Luis Armesto.
    • María de Campo.
    • Alba González.
    • Antonio Guillén.


Funding:

E-RISK Project: “New Perspectives on Epistemic Risk” (Ref. PGC2018-098805-B-I00). Awarded by the Spanish Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Unión Europea (Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional” and Agencia Estatal de Investigación. https://sites.google.com/view/epistemic-risk

Red Temática APPLY: NEW TRENDS IN APPLIED PHILOSOPHY: FROM THEORETICAL PHILOSOPHY TO THE CHALLENGES OF SOCIETY. RED2018-102695-. https://www.madrid-philnetwork.com/blog