2nd Copenhagen Conference in Epistemology: The Epistemology of Liberal Democracy – University of Copenhagen

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2nd Copenhagen Conference in Epistemology: The Epistemology of Liberal Democracy

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

THURSDAY, AUGUST 19
08.30 - 09.15 Registration, coffee, and tea
09.15 - 10.15 DAVID CHRISTENSEN: The Epistemology of Political Controversy
10.20 - 11.20 ERIK J. OLSSON: The Epistemology of Group Polarization
11.25 - 13.00 PARALLEL SESSIONS 1 AND 2 (see below)
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.35 PARALLEL SESSIONS 3 AND 4 (see below)
15.35 - 16.00 Tea and coffee
16.00 - 17.00 RAINER HEGSELMANN: Epistemic Networking: Costs, benefits, winners and losers
17.05 - 18.05 MICHAEL LYNCH: Democracy and Epistemic Incommensurability
19.00 - 22.30 Conference dinner

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20
09.00 - 09.15 Coffee and tea
09.15 - 10.15 GERALD GAUS: Between Discovery and Choice: Social Equilibrium and Social Knowledge
10.20 - 11.20 DAVID ESTLUND: Democracy and Moral Knowledge
11.25 - 13.00 PARALLEL SESSIONS 5 AND 6 (see below)
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.35 PARALLEL SESSIONS 7 AND 8 (see below)
15.35 - 16.00 Tea and coffee
16.00 - 17.00 STEPHAN HARTMANN: Voting, Deliberation and Truth
17.05 - 18.00 VINCENT F. HENDRICKS: Logic, Learning and Pluralistic Ignorance

PARALLEL SESSIONS

SESSION 1
Room 24.1.45
11.25-12.10 Nikolaj Lee Linding Jang Pedersen: Non-Justified Action in the Face of Disagreement
12.15-13.00 Mikkel Gerken: Warrant by Testimony in Contexts of Disagreement and Diversity
Chair: Piers Turner

SESSION 2
Room 24.1.57
11.25-12.10 Andrew Sepielli: Conciliation and Rationality
12.15-13.00 Wes Holliday: Epistemic Bandwagons and the Ideal of Independence
Chair: Klemens Kappel

SESSION 3
Room 24.1.45
14.00-14.45 Piers Turner: Expert rule and Open Society
14.50-15.35 Susan Dieleman: Humiliation & Participation: An Epistemological Defence of Placing Limits on Free Speech
Chair: Michael Fuerstein

SESSION 4
Room 24.1.57
14.00-14.45 Han van Wietmarschen and RJ Leland: Reciprocity and Reasonableness
14.50-15.35 Jeroen Van Bouwel and Laszlo Kosolosky: The use of models of democracy to frame plurality and consensus in science
Chair: Nikolaj J. L. L. Pedersen

SESSION 5
Room 24.1.45
11.25-12.10 Kristoffer Ahlstrom: Beyond Deliberation
12.15-13.00 Matthew Mullins: Disagreement as a Social Epistemic Virtue
Chair: Mikkel Gerken

SESSION 6
Room 24.1.57
11.25-12.10 Faik Kurtulmus: Social Epistemology Meets Distributive Justice.
12.15-13.00 Jamie Kelly: Libertarian Paternalism
Chair: Jeroen Van Bouwel

SESSION 7
Room 24.1.45
14.00-14.45 Michael Fuerstein: Persuasive Nonsense and The Problem of Inherently Flawed Gatekeepers
14.50-15.35 Shane Ralston and Idil Boran: Deliberative Democracy in Action
Chair: Kristoffer Ahlstrom

SESSION 8
Room 24.1.57
14.00-14.45 Rastislav Dinic: Tradition, Prejudice and Folk Epistemology
14.50-15.35 Helene Landemore: Deliberation, Representation, and the Epistemic Function of Parliamentary Assemblies: A Burkean Argument in Favor of Descriptive Representation
Chair: Matthew Mullins

For a complete conference program, including abstracts to all talks, click here.