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Tue 14 Apr, '20 - Wed 15 Apr, '20
12:15pm - 5:45pm
Conference: Knowledge and Belief: Philosophical and Empirical Perspectives
MS.04 Zeeman Building

Runs from Tuesday, April 14 to Wednesday, April 15.

Talk about knowledge and belief are pervasive in everyday life. We explain what people do in terms of what they know or believe; we criticise ourselves and others for saying things when they don’t know or believe them, and for basing their actions on things they don’t know or at least reasonably believe. But what is the relation between knowledge and belief? Does knowing that something is the case require believing that it is the case, or does knowledge supersede or replace belief? If knowledge does require belief, why is this? Is knowledge in some sense composed out of belief? Or are knowledge and belief independent states?

This conference brings together researchers at the forefront of philosophical, empirical, and historical work on knowledge and belief. It will lay the groundwork for future interdisciplinary collaborations on this topic, and contribute to opening up novel research programmes on the relation between knowledge and belief.

Thu 16 Apr, '20
**Cancelled** - The Unity of Knowledge - **Cancelled**
The Cowling Room

Please join us on the 16th April (9am - 10:45am, in the Cowling Room) for this one-off seminar with Katalin Farkas (CEU) on her current book project,

The Unity of Knowledge

This event is technically separate from the conference Simon Wimmer and I are organising on Knowledge and Belief, at which Kati will also be speaking - but it happens the very next day, and we hope that a good number of people will come to both. Coffee and pastries may well be provided.

Please email me ( or Simon ( if you'd like to come - it's useful for us to have a sense of the numbers (not least from the coffee and pastries perspective).