Each of the four years of the Project, we will be hosting a workshop on a particular “domain” of applied epistemology. The first, in September 2022, was on the epistemology of the media; the second, in September 2023, will be on the epistemology of science communication. Future topics may include the epistemology of democratic politics, the epistemology of the law, the epistemology of tech, and the epistemology of education. Each workshop aims to bring together philosophers and social scientists working on related issues to learn from each other.
First workshop: The Epistemology of the Media
We also run an occasional lunchtime works-in-progress series featuring short talks by Project Fellows and others passing through town.
Spring 2023 Schedule [all speakers UNC unless otherwise noted]
Thursday, January 26, 11:30-12:30: Ripley Stroud, “When Disagreement Sours: An Analysis of Gaslighting”
Thursday, February 16, 11:30-12:30: Z Quanbeck, “Against Political Inquiry”
Thursday, March 30, 11:30-12:30: Giulia Napolitano, “Belief Revision, Belief-Centered Groups, and Echo Chambers”
Thursday, April 13, 11:30-12:30: Emily McWilliams (Duke Kunshan), Title TBC
Thursday, April 27: Kurt Gray, Title TBC
Fall 2022 Schedule [all speakers UNC unless otherwise noted]
Thursday, September 22, 12-1: Luc Bovens, “Demographic Sorting in the US”
Thursday, October 6, 12-1: Devin Lane, “When and How to Respond to Unpossessed Evidence”
Tuesday, November 8, 11:30-12:30: Genae Matthews, “Fit-Related Reasons to Inquire”
Tuesday, November 29, 11:30-12:30: Jeff Greene (joint work with Christy Hollander-Blackmon, Eric Kirk, and Victor Deekins), “What are They Thinking?! Relating College Students’ Thinking to their Decision-Making about COVID-19 (Mis)Information on Social Media”
Thursday, December 8, 12-1: Stephanie Leary (McGill), “The Ethics of Belief Debate and the Applied, Moral Turn”