UPDATE. Here a link to the recording of the past fourth webinar: https://youtu.be/mehlzJhPWjg
You are warmly invited to the fourth webinar of the inaugural series of webinars of the Linguistic Justice Society (LJS):
Thursday, 29 September 2022, from 4pm to 5.30pm (CEST)
Edouard Machery (Pittsburgh), "What if Epistemology Was Written in Cofán Rather Than English?"
). This talk will review this emerging body of evidence and assess its significance for the practice of epistemology and more broadly philosophy. SPEAKER BIO: Edouard Machery is Distinguished Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh and the Director of the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of Doing without Concepts
(OUP, 2009) and of Philosophy Within Its Proper Bounds
(OUP, 2017). He is leading a $3.5 Million grant, the Geography of Philosophy (https://www.geographyofphilosophy.com/
), funded by the John Templeton Foundation. He has recently been elected President of the Society for Philosophy and Psychology (for 2023-24).
ABSTRACT: I argue that everyday uses of epistemic expressions are philosophically significant, whatever one’s views about the subject matter of epistemology. There is also increasing evidence that the epistemic lexical field varies substantially across languages, in part because of the research conducted by the Geography of Philosophy Project (
The remaining LJSW schedule for this inaugural year will be as follows:
- 25 November 2022 14.00-15.30 (CET): Amandine Catala (Université du Québec à Montréal)
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Yours The LJS Webinar convenors: Matteo Bonotti (Monash University), Filippo Contesi (University of Barcelona), Ethan Nowak (Umeå University) & Seunghyun Song (KU Leuven)