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).

Conference Schedule:

  Monday, 19 June
10:15 – 11:15

Catherine Rioux (University of Toronto) "Easy Knowledge of Our Own Intentions"

Respondent: Modesto Gomez-Alonso (Catholic University of Salamanca)

11:20 – 12:20

Sophie Keeling (University of Southampton"Neo-Ryleanism about Self-Knowledge and Inference to the Best Explanation"

Respondent: Aidan McGlynn (University of Edinburgh)

12:20 – 13:30 Lunch (provided)
13:30 – 14:30

Mattias Skipper Rasmussen (University of Aarhus) "Reconciling Enkrasia and Higher-Order Defeat"

Respondent: Maria Lasonen-Aarnio (University of Michigan)

14:35 – 15:35

Elizabeth Jackson (University of Notre Dame) "A Defense of Intrapersonal Belief Permissivism"

Respondent: Joey Pollock (University of Edinburgh)

15:35 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 – 17:30 Keynote Address: Ram Neta (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) "Solving the Problem of Higher-Order Defeat"
17:30 Drinks and Dinner
  Tuesday, 20 June
10:15 – 11:15

Megan Feeney (Rutgers University) "On the Scope of Immediate Perceptual Justification"

Respondent: Ram Neta (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

11:20 – 12:20

Lewis Ross (University of St. Andrews) "Rethinking Curiosity: An Ecumenical Theory"

Respondent: Orestis Palermos (University of Edinburgh)

12:20 – 13:30 Lunch (provided)
13:30 – 14:30

Job de Grefte (University of Groningen) "Toward a Hybrid Account of Luck"

Respondent: Lee Whittington (University of Edinburgh)

14:35 – 15:35

Samuel Dishaw (Harvard University) "The Epistemic Significance of Grasping"

Respondent: Adam Carter (University of Glasgow)

15:35 – 16:00 Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:30

Keynote Address: Maria Lasonen-Aarnio (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) "Competent Failure, Incompetent Success"

17:30 Drinks

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.

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