Deference, Testimony and Diversity – University of Copenhagen

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Deference, Testimony and Diversity

The overall theme of the workshop concerns the ways that production of knowledge and justified belief is generated through social collaboration. More specifically, we are interested in the epistemological issues that arise when people engaged in such collaboration disagree or in other ways are marked by epistemic diversity.


9.00 - 9.30 Coffee and tea

9.30 - 10.30 Miranda Fricker (Sheffield): Epistemic responsibility for prejudicial biases

10.30 - 11.30 Kristoffer Ahlström-Vij (Kent): Epistemic Justice and the Virtue of Deference

11.30 - 12.30 Mikkel Gerken (CPH): Domain-strain testimony and the ethics of expertise

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

13.30 - 14.30 Klemens Kappel (CPH): Reasonability in political philosophy and epistemology

14.30 - 15.30 Johan Gersel (CPH): A quick defense of infallibilism.

15.30 - 16.30 Adrian Alsmith (CPH): Disputing the obvious: disagreement in the description of experience

Everyone is welcome to attend, but please send a mail to Klemens Kappel ( if you plan to do so.

Closest metro station: Islands Brygge.