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Forthcoming Workshops 2019/2020
Commitment Online Lab Meetings

Wednesday, 2-3 pm

Contact: Matt Chennels

The Communicative Mind Online Reading Group

Friday, 11:30 - 1 pm

Contact: Richard Moore

Truth and Truthfulness Online Reading Group

Fridays, 2-4 pm

Text: 'Truth and Truthfulness' by Bernard Williams (2002)

Contact: Guy Longworth or Thomas Crowther

Seminar on 'The Unity of Knowledge' with Katalin Farkas
22 May 2020,11:30am - 1pm, By Zoom
Contact: Lucy Campbell
"English uses the same word, “know”, for knowing things, knowing that something is the case, and knowing how to do things. Many other languages distinguish among two or three of these types. Is the English word simply polysemous, or is there an insight here - is there a conception of knowledge that covers all three cases? One option has been to claim that the first and the third are in fact reducible to the second: all knowledge is knowledge of truth, and this gives knowledge a unity. This talks surveys alternative proposals for a unified conception of knowledge. On these proposals, objectual or practical knowledge is not reducible to factual knowledge, yet there is a broader conception of knowledge that covers both, or all three. For example, Linda Zagzebski claims that knowledge is cognitive contact with reality that arises from the exercise of an intellectual virtue. The contact can be direct contact with an object, or mediated contact with a fact through the awareness of a proposition. Other ideas about finding a common essence for objectual, factual and practical knowledge will be considered."
Leverhulme Trust ECF 'Knowledge & Understanding' seminar series

Some of these events will take place online. Contact: Lucy Campbell

Further information and past events available here

23rd April 2020, 3-5 pm.

Speaker: Michael Hannon (Nottingham). "Empathetic Understanding in Politics"

30th April 2020, 3-5 pm.

Speaker: Naomi Eilan (Warwick). "Knowing and Understanding Other People"

7th and 14th June 2020, 3-5 pm.

Double-session with Eileen John and David Woods (Warwick).

21st May 2020, 3-5 pm.

Speaker: Chris Earley (Warwick). "The Cognitive Value of Contemporary Avant-Garde Art"

28th May 2020, 3-5 pm.

Speaker: Christoph Hoerl (Warwick). "Episodic Memory and Knowledge"

4th June 2020, 3-5 pm.
Speaker: Richard Gipps (Oxford). "On the Importance of not understanding the Patient"
11th June 2020, 3-5 pm.

Speaker: Johannes Roessler (Warwick). "Self-Understanding"

18th June 2020, 1-6 pm.

Maria Corrado (Warwick). "Action, Force, and Auditory Perception"

25th June 2020, 3-5 pm.

Speaker: Ellisif Wasmuth (Essex). TBC.

Workshop on Enquiry
24th March 2020, S2.81 - Postponed: new date TBA
Contact: Barney Walker

11.30 - 1 David Jenkins (Tel Aviv), ‘Reasoning, action and control’

2 - 3.30 Barney Walker (Warwick), ‘Functional Accounts of the Concept of Knowledge: A Knowledge-First Critique’

4 - 5.30 Alex Geddes (Southampton), ‘Suspending Judgment: A Corrective’

On Being a Believer: Workshop with David Hunter
30th March 2020 - Cancelled until further notice.

Conference: Knowledge and Understanding
14-15th April 2020, Zeeman Building, room MS.04 - Cancelled until further notice.
Contact: Lucy Campbell and Simon Wimmer

Day 1

12:15 Lunch and coffee

13:00 Guy Longworth (Warwick): Title TBC

14:30 Coffee

15:00 Leda Berio (Düsseldorf): Title TBC 

16:30 Tea

17:00 Katalin Farkas (CEU) “Knowledge, belief and truth”

18:30 Wine reception

19:15 Conference dinner

Day 2

10:00 Johannes Roessler (Warwick): “Perception, Knowledge, and Reflection”

11:30 Coffee

12:00 Rachel Dudley (CEU): Title TBC

13:30 Lunch and coffee

14:15 Simon Wimmer (Warwick): “Lessons from Ryle: belief and abilities to know” 

15:45 Tea

16:15 Paul Silva (Cologne): “Knowledge, belief and the possession of reasons

17:45 Workshop closes

Funded by the Leverhulme Trust ECF and the HRC

The Cultural Origins of Human Mind-Reading
27th April 2020 - Postponed: new date TBA
Contact: Richard Moore

Speakers: Richard Moore, Cecilia Heyes, Paula Rubio Fernandez, Steve Butterfill.

Recent Workshops 2019/2020
Expression and Self-Knowledge
4th October 2019, Humanities H0.03
Contact: Lucy Campbell


11.00 – 12.30
Lucy Campbell (Warwick)
‘Self-knowledge: expression without expressivism’

12.30 – 2.00

Dorit Bar-On (University of Connecticut)
‘No ‘How’ Privileged Self-Knowledge’

3.00 – 4.30

Cristina Borgoni (Bayreuth University)

‘Primitive forms of first-person authority and expressive capacities’

IAS Workshop, Self-knowledge and judgement in early modern philosophy
26th-27th September 2019
Cowling room (Social Sciences S2.77)


Thursday 26th September

10.30 – 12.00

Maria Rosa Antognazza (KCL) ‘Knowledge and the first person’

12.00 – 1.30

Ioannis Evrigenis (Tufts) ‘The Fly on the axletree: Hobbes on self-knowledge and judgment’

2.30 – 4.00

Mark Philp (Warwick) ‘Godwin and Wollstonecraft: deliberation and self-knowledge '

4.30 – 6.00

Ursula Renz (Klagenfurt/Warwick) ‘Rousseau's solution to a Rousseauean problem’

7.15 Dinner (Radcliffe house)

Friday 27th September

9.00 – 10.30

Mario De Caro (Roma Tre/Tufts) ‘Machiavelli's naturalism’

10.30 – 12.00

Guy Longworth (Warwick) ‘Descartes on how the mind is better known than the body’

12.00 – 1.15

Johannes Roessler (Warwick) ‘Judgement and self-understanding in Montaigne’s Essays’


Further events organised by the project 'The sense of commitment' can be found here:



Past Events

See: Past projects; MindGrad; Other

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