University of Basel

Department of Philosophy and Science Studies Program

3-5 October 2008

Missionsstr. 21,Basel, Switzerland.

Organized by Hans-Bernhard Schmid, Daniel Sirtes and Marcel Weber

Supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation and Freiwillige Akademische Gesellschaft Basel

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Everybody welcome, registration is free, but please register by e-mail ( <mailto:[email protected]> [email protected])


Friday, Oct. 3, Epistemology and Group Rationality

2-4 PM Miriam Solomon, Temple University: “Collective Intentionality and the Social Epistemology of Medical Consensus Conferences”

Justin Biddle, University of Bielefeld: “Advocates or Unencumbered Selves? On the Role of Mill’s Political Liberalism in Longino’s Contextual Empiricism”

4:15-6:15 PM Don Fallis, University of Arizona: “Probabilistic Proofs and the Collective Epistemic Goals of Mathematicians”

Husain Sarkar, Louisiana State University: “Group Rationality and a New Philosophical Problem”

Saturday, Oct 4, Collective Intentionality in Epistemology 9:15-11:15 AM Deborah Tollefsen, University of Tennessee: “Groups as Rational Sources”

Anita Konzelmann Ziv, University of Basel: “Collective Epistemic Virtues”

11:30-12:30 AM Raul Hakli, University of Helsinki: “On Justification of Group Beliefs”

2-4 PM Kay Matthiesen, University of Arizona: “Justifying Group Belief”

Caroline Baumann, Cambridge University: “Gilbert on Social Norms”

4:15-5:15 PM Raimo Tuomela, University of Helsinki: “An Account of Group Knowledge”

Sunday, Oct 5: Experts and Society/Epistemology, Deliberation and Democracy

9:15-11:15 AM Robert Evans, Cardiff University: “Expertise and Deliberation: Rethinking the Value of the Dis-interested Citizen”

Miranda Fricker, Birkbeck College: “Forms of Institutional Virtue”

11:30-12:30 AM Fabienne Peter, University of Warwick: “Democracy and Proceduralist Social Epistemology”

2-3:30 PM Roundtable discussion


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