Political Epistemology Workshop

Confirmed speakers:

  • Catarina Dutilh Novaes (University of Groningen)
  • Christoph Jäger (University of Innsbruck)
  • Federica Malfatti (University of Innsbruck)
  • Hanna Gunn (University of Connecticut)
  • Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (Aarhus University)
  • Klemens Kappel (University of Copenhagen)
  • Michael Lynch (University of Connecticut)
  • Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt University)
  • Sandy Goldberg (Northwestern University)
  • Scott F. Aikin (Vanderbilt University)
  • Sille Obelitz Søe (University of Copenhagen)
  • Teresa Allen (University of Connecticut)
  • Thomas Grundmann (University of Cologne)
  • Tine Hindkjær Madsen (University of Copenhagen)

The workshop is free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend.

The campus is located near Islands Brygge Metro Station (see map to the right on this page).

The workshop is organized by Klemens Kappel, Scott Aikin, Robert Talisse and Sandy Goldberg. The workshop is partly funded by the Danish Research Councils though the project Complex Disagreement.


December 18

09:00 - 09:15  Coffee and Tea

09:15 - 10:10  Epistemic Arrogance and Public Discourse
                         Michael Lynch (UConn)

10:15 - 11:10  Democratic ideals, critical thinking and authority
                         Thomas Grundmann (Cologne)

11:15 - 12:10  Argumentation as social epistemic exchange in public discourse
                         Catarina Dutilh Novaes (Groningen)


13:15 - 14:10  Socratic epistemic authority and the transmission of understanding
                         Christoph Jäger and Federica Malfatti (Innsbruck)

14:15 - 15:10  Trust, Authority and Disagreement
                         Klemens Kappel (UCPH)

15:15 - 16:10  The Good Bad News: Polarization and New Pathologies of Public Discourse
                         Scott F. Aikin & Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt)

December 19

09:00 - 09:15  Coffee and Tea

09:15 - 10:10  A Social Approach to Epistemic Normativity: The Programme
                         Sandy Goldberg (NWU)

10:15 - 11:10  The Stigma Objection to Affirmative Action
                         Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen (AAU)

11:15 - 12:10  Personal Information in an Algorithmic Age
                         Sille Obelitz Søe (UCPH)


13:15 - 14:10  Epistemic Agency & The Positive Obligation for Epistemic Care
                         Hanna Gunn (UConn)

14:15 - 15:10  Open-minded Engagement
                         Teresa Allen (UConn)

15:15 - 16:10  A disobedience/epistocracy analogy
                         Tine Hindkjær Madsen (UCPH)