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Workshop on Assertions


Brief description:

The workshop will be loosely based on Sanford Goldberg’s recent book Assertion. It will explore issues related to his claim that the norm of assertion is both robustly epistemic and interpersonal – that it depends on what is mutually believed.


10 July 2015, 9 am – 4:30 pm

University of Warwick, Wolfson Research Exchange, Rooms 1 and 2

Organiser: Fabienne Peter, University of Warwick

All are welcome and attendance is free, but please send me an e-mail to register.


Workshop programme:

9 ­- 9:15 am: coffee

9:15 - 10:45 am: Daniel Whiting, University of Southampton, Truth and the Epistemic Significance of Assertion

10:45 am - 12:15 pm: Jennifer Lackey, Northwestern University, Group Assertion

12:15 - 1:15 pm: lunch

1:15 ­- 2:45 pm: Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij, University of Kent, Epistemic Heroes and Duties to Inform

2:45 ­- 3 pm: coffee

3 ­- 4:30 pm: Sanford Goldberg, Northwestern University, When Asserting That P Improves the Speaker's Epistemic Position (And Why That Might be a Bad Thing)


Getting to the workshop:

The University of Warwick is on the outskirts of Coventry. If you come by train, take a train to Coventry station and then take a bus (follow the signs from the station to Warwick Road bus stop) to campus. A taxi from Coventry station to the university costs approximately £11.00.

For a campus map, please click here.

Note: at 5 pm, the Joint Session starts, also at the University of Warwick.