Seventh annual Edinburgh graduate epistemology conference

Keynote speakersMaria Lasonen-Aarnio (University of Michigan),  Ram Neta (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Call for Registration: Registration is now open for the 7th Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference. This two day event will feature keynote presentations by Maria Lasonen-Aarnio (Michigan) and Ram Neta (UNC, Chapel Hill), as well as presentations from eight graduate students (see below for details).

Our program will run from 10:15am-5:30pm on both Monday and Tuesday in room 3.10/3.11 of the Dugald Stewart Building, with lunch and coffee breaks in between. There will also be a conference dinner on Monday evening.

Attendance is FREE, but kindly email Kegan Shaw by JUNE 5th to register. If you have any dietary requirements, do include those in your email. Please also indicate whether you intend on coming to the conference dinner on Monday evening (cost of dinner is £20, to be paid in person at the event).



  • Maria Lasonen-Aarnio (Michigan): 'Competent Failure, Incompetent Success' 
  • Ram Neta (Chapel Hill): 'Solving the Problem of Higher-Order Defeat'

Graduate Presentations:

  • Lewis Ross (St Andrews): 'Rethinking Curiosity: An Ecumenical Theory'
  • Megan Feeney (Rutgers): 'On the Scope of Immediate Perceptual Justification'
  • Sophie Keeling (Southampton): 'Neo-Ryleanism about Self-Knowledge and Inference to the Best Explanation'
  • Elizabeth Jackson (Notre Dame): 'A Defense of Intrapersonal Belief Permissivism'
  • Samuel Dishaw (Harvard): 'The Epistemic Significance of Grasping'
  • Job de Grefte (Groningen): 'Towards a Hybrid Account of Luck'
  • Catherine Rioux (Toronto): 'Easy Knowledge of Our Own Intentions'
  • Mattias Rasmussen (Aarhus): 'The Epistemic Origo: A Puzzle about Akrasia and Higher-Order Defeat'

Further information

All graduate presenters will have accommodation and meals provided.

This conference is generously sponsored by the Eidyn Research Centre, the University of Edinburgh, the Mind Association, the Scots Philosophical Association, the Analysis Trust, and is supported by the Edinburgh Women in Philosophy Group.

The Dugald Stewart Building is fully accessible. The building itself can be entered via touchpad. It also features disabled toilets, two lifts to every floor, and a common space on the 7th floor for breaks, etc. You can find more detailed information here:

Dugald Stewart Building guide to access and facilities

Organising Committee:

Kegan Shaw, Rie Iizuka, Lukas Schwengerer, Hadeel Naeem, Matt Jope, Michel Croce, Alkis Kotsonis


Kegan Shaw


Seventh annual Edinburgh graduate epistemology conference

The seventh annual Edinburgh graduate epistemology conference is free and everyone is welcome

Room 3.10/3.11, Dugald Stewart Building, 3 Charles Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AD