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Thursday, March 12, 2015 (all day) to Friday, March 13, 2015 (all day)

Location

J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities (HH), Room 373
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (both days)

Keynote address

Julia Driver
Washington University in St. Louis

Friday, March 13, 2015
3:30 p.m.
HH 373

Virtue and Moral Deference
A consensus seems to have arisen in the moral testimony literature that moral knowledge can be transmitted solely via testimony. However, some other writers, such as Alison Hills, hold that this is not as significant as it first appears, since the really important issue isn't knowledge, but, rather, understanding.  On her view, reliance on testimony undermines moral understanding, which in turn undermines certain other things that we care about, such as moral worth and virtue.  In this paper I assume, for the sake of argument, that understanding is very different from knowledge.  My targets are some of the significance claims Hills makes for moral understanding.  I argue that virtue requires responsible deference.

Schedule

Thursday, March 12, 2015

9:30-10:20 a.m.: Check in and coffee/tea

10:30-11:20 a.m.: “Longino's Social Epistemology and Economic Pluralism”, Alexandra Kraushaar, University of Waterloo

11:30-12:50 p.m.: Lunch

1:00-1:50 p.m.: “Sources, Reasons, and Requirements”, Bruno Guindon, McGill University

2:00-2:50 p.m.: “A Response to Williamson: Philosophy is Not a Science”, Ryan Menses, University of Saskatchewan

3:00-3:25 p.m.: Coffee/Tea Break

3:30-4:20 p.m.: “Truthmakers for Negative Truths: In Defense of a Unicorn-free World”, Catherine Klausen, University of Waterloo

5:00 p.m.: Refreshments at Grad House  (tentative)

Friday, March 13, 2015

9:30-10:20 a.m.: Check in and coffee/tea

10:30-11:20.a.m.: “Naturalized Epistemology and Epistemic Norms”, Corey Dethier, Tufts University

11:30-12:50 p.m.: Lunch

1:00-1:50 p.m.: “De Se Belief and First-Person Reports”, Samia Hesni, Tufts University

2:00-2:50 p.m.: “Aristotle’s Tradition in Kant’s Conception of Logic”, Paul O’Hagan, McMaster University

3:00-3:25 p.m.: Coffee/tea break

3:30-5:00 p.m.: Keynote address "Virtue and Moral Deference", Julia Driver, Washington University in St. Louis

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Location 
HH - J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities
Room 373
200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
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