EVENTS

Due to the increasing number of contagions by Covid-19, the following events, to be held on March and April 2020 in the Autonomous University of Madrid, have been cancelled or postponed for health and preventive reasons:

– Workshop on Recent Topics in Epistemic Autonomy (March 23-24th)

– XIII Inter-University Workshop on Mind, Art and Morality on Vice Epistemology. Recent Contributions by Quassim Cassam (April 15-17th)

All changes to these events will be updated on this website and the Inter-University Workshop on Mind, Art and Morality website (https://mindartandmorality.wordpress.com/). 

We are sorry for the inconveniences.

 

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XIII Inter-University Workshop on Mind, Art, and Morality. Works Vice Epistemology: Recent Contributions by Quassim Cassam

Invited Speaker: Quassim Cassam (Warwick University)

The last few decades of philosophical research have seen a growing interest in virtue theories in ethics and epistemology.  The systematic study of ethical and intellectual vices has not received the same attention. Vice epistemology is the study of the nature, identity and epistemological significance of intellectual vices. A long list of intellectual vices has been identified and examined: close-mindedness, arrogance, wishful thinking, stupidity, impatience, gullibility, dogmatism, insouciance, malevolence, snobbery, etc. Intellectual ethics is concerned with the cultivation of virtues and the avoidance of intellectual vices that get in the way of knowledge, responsible belief formation or inquiry. The workshop will focus on the following questions, among others: What is the nature of intellectual vices? How do they affect our epistemic behavior? Are they character traits? Which kind of criticism do we deserve as intellectually vicious?

The workshop will be devoted to these and other topics discussed in the recent work by Quassim Cassam in  his book Vices of the Mind: From the Intellectual to the Political. We invite papers on vice epistemology as well as other topics addressed in the wide philosophical work of Quassim Cassam.  These topics include the self and self-knowledge, perception, neo-Kantian epistemology, conspiracy theories and the philosophy of terrorism.

Organizing Committee: Jesús Vega-Encabo (UAM, Spain), Fernando Broncano-Berrocal (UAM, Spain), Moisés Barba (UAM, Spain), Javier Osorio (UAM, Spain), Julen Ibarrondo (UAM, Spain).

Date: April 15, 17. 2020. 

Venue: Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, Cantoblanco Campus, Autonomous University of Madrid.

Website: click here.

Sponsored by the SEFA (Spanish Society for Analytic Philosophy) and funded by the following research grants of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation: “Intellectual Autonomy in Environment of Epistemic Dependence” (FFI2017-87395-P); «Self-Knowledge, Moral Responsibility and Authenticity” (FFI2016-75323-P); “APPLY: New Trends in Applied Philosophy. From Theoretical Philosophy to the Challenges of Society” (RED2018-102695T).

Seminar on: Understanding and its relation to knowledge.

Invited Speaker: Federica Malfatti (Universidad de Innsbruck)

Date: January 27, 11:00 AM. 2020. 

Venue: Meeting Room. Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, Autonomous University of Madrid.

Website: click here.

Funded by the Spanish Research Agency through the research grant: “Intellectual autonomy in environments of epistemic dependence” (FFI2017-87395-P).

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Workshop on Intellectual Autonomy, Epistemic Paternalism, and Epistemic Authority

The ideal of intellectual autonomy plays an important role in shaping our views on how to conduct inquiry and become responsible knowers. In pursuing their cognitive endeavors, intellectually autonomous agents are supposed to exhibit features such as independence of thought, self-reliance, or self-governance. In the individualistic framework of traditional epistemology, these features have been seen as desiderata of ideal knowers, i.e., of agents who are able to acquire knowledge on their own, by relying on nothing else but their own cognitive capacities and resources. However, as more recent work in social epistemology has shown, most of our beliefs derive from relying on others and their testimony. More generally, our epistemic life is built upon a massive network of social dependencies, which give rise to relations of trust, deference to expert authority, and even paternalistic interferences. This workshop will be devoted to discussing the nature, limitations, consequences and prospects of the ideal of intellectual autonomy.

Date: February 5-6, 2019.

Venue:  Salón de Actos and Sala de Conferencias, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, Cantoblanco Campus, Autonomous University of Madrid.

Program: click here.

For further information, please write to: jesus.vega@uam.es

Organized in the framework of the research grant FFI2017-87395-P. INTELLECTUAL AUTONOMY IN ENVIRONMENTS OF EPISTEMIC DEPENDENCE, funded byte Spanish  Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness

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Seminar: ‘Filosofía de las Matemáticas. Dibujar y Razonar: la Emergencia de la Noción de Función’ (Philosophy of Mathematics. Drawing and Reasoning: the Emergence of the Notion of Function)

Seminar by Javier Ordóñez (UAM)

Date: February 6, 2019

Venue: Sala Sócrates (Módulo V – Planta 3). Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

 

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Workshop on Methods of Philosophical Research and Academic Philosophy

The aim of this workshop is to provide BA, MA and PhD students with the necessary tools to develop a successful academic career in philosophy.

Program

10:00 – 10:10 Introduction

10:10 – 11:30 From the first day of BA to professional researcher. Necessary abilities in academic philosophy

12:00 – 14:00 How to survive a PhD program

15:30 – 17:00 I’m a PhD in Philosophy, now what?

Date: February 7, 2019

Venue: Sala de Vídeo 3 – Módulo X-bis. Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, Cantoblanco Campus, Autonomous University of Madrid

 

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Seminar: ‘La Fijación de la Referencia de los Términos para Clases Naturales’ (The Fixation of Reference for Natural Classes Terms)

Seminar by Mario Gómez Torrente (IIF-UNAM).

Summary: «Consideraré varias críticas recientes a la teoría de Kripke y Putnam sobre la fijación de la referencia de los términos ordinarios para clases naturales. Las más interesantes, inspiradas por ideas de la filosofía de la química y de la filosofía de la biología, no cuestionan que el mecanismo de fijación de la referencia de Kripke y Putnam esté en funcionamiento en el lenguaje ordinario, pero cuestionan que el mecanismo determine las referencias conjeturadas por Kripke y Putnam, y de hecho objetan que el mecanismo no determina ningún tipo de referencias. Defenderé una propuesta según la cual el mecanismo de fijación de la referencia en estos casos es en esencia el mecanismo de Kripke y Putnam, pero ese mecanismo determina para los términos ordinarios para clases naturales referencias diferentes de las postuladas por Kripke y Putnam. Argumentaré que esta propuesta es razonable y que no está sujeta a las críticas consideradas anteriormente a la teoría de Kripke y Putnam.»

Date: April 3, 2019

Venue: Boardroom. Module VII. Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, Cantoblanco Campus, Autonomous University of Madrid.

 

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Seminar: ‘Propuesta de un Manual de Argumentación Filosófica’ (A Proposal for a Manual of Philosophical Argumentation)

Seminar by Fernando Leal Carretero (U. de Guadalajara)

Date: May 27, 2019. 12:00 – 14:00.

Venue: Meetings Room. Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, Cantoblanco Campus, Autonomous University of Madrid.

 

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Workshop on Epistemic Autonomy, Trust, and Testimony

In her seminal paper (“Testimony and Epistemic Autonomy”), Elizabeth Fricker explored the prospects of an epistemology of testimony vis-à-vis the feasibility of the ideal of epistemic autonomy. Relying on others and their words is a fundamental part of our epistemic lives, yet it might involve certain epistemic risks. In view of it, is the ideal of the self-reliant knower tenable? How should one keep one’s epistemic self-governance in situations of dependence on others and on technological devices? To what extent is the ideal of epistemic autonomy compatible with this dependence? These and other questions on the nature of epistemic autonomy will be discussed in the workshop. 

Keynote speaker: Elizabeth Fricker (University of Notre Dame)

Date: September 17-18, 2019.

Venue: Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, Cantoblanco Campus, Autonomous University of Madrid.

The workshop is funded by the research project “Intellectual Autonomy in Environments of Epistemic Dependence” (FFI2017-87395-P) of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

 

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Seminar: «Socially Extended Epistemology»

Seminar by Richard Menary (Macquarie University)

Date: October 2, 2019.

Venue: Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, Cantoblanco Campus, Autonomous University of Madrid. 

 

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Conferencia ‘Wittgenstein y nuestras certezas’ / Conference on ‘Wittgenstein and our Certainties’

Jornada de estudios ‘Wittgenstein y nuestras certezas’, organizado por el grupo de investigación AEGEA – Applied Epistemology Research Group (UAM) de la red de investigación Madrid Philosophy Network (MPN). / Conference on ‘Wittgenstein and our certainties’, organized by AEGEA-Applied Epistemology Research Group (UAM) within the Madrid Philosophy Network (MPN)

Programa / Program:

9:15 Presentación de las jornadas

9:30-10:45 Modesto Gómez (U. La Laguna) – Wittgenstein y la categorización de situaciones imaginarias

10:45-12:00 David Pérez Chico (U. Zaragoza) – ¿Sé que aquí hay una mano? Wittgenstein y la epistemología de goznes

12:15-13:30 Luigi Perissinotto (U. Ca’ Foscari) – Errore e disacordo in Della certeza

15:30-16:45 Begoña Ramón (UAM) – Escepticismo y persuasión en la teoría de la justificación de Wittgenstein y de Platón

17:00 -18:15 Nuno Venturinha (FILNOVA) – Proposiciones gozne, vértigo epistémico y moralidad

Organizadores/Organizers: Jesús Vega Encabo – Begoña Ramón

Date: October 21, 2019.

Venue: Conference Room. Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, Cantoblanco Campus, Autonomous University of Madrid.

Financiada por el Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades a través del proyecto: “Autonomía intellectual en entornos de dependencia epistémica” (FFI-87395-P) / Funded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (Spain) through the research grant: “Intellectual autonomy in environments of epistemic dependence” (FFI-87395-P).

 

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Joint workshop with the Lisbon Mind and Reasoning Research Group on ‘Self and Knowledge through the Internet’.

Program: 

Tuesday, 12th 

15:00-16:30 Paul smart: ‘Limitless ‘Me’: Internet-Extended Minds and the Nature of Epistemic Inflationism’ 

16:30-18:00 Cristina Bernabeu: ‘Knowing Ourselves Through Smart Technological Devices’

Wednesday 13th

9.30-11:00 Robert Clowes: ‘Exploring the Possibility of Internet Extended Persons’

11:30-13:00 Jesús Vega: ‘Knowing and Understanding Through the Internet’

15:00-16:30 Gloria Andrada: ‘Active Cognitive Integration and the Internet’

16:30- 18:00 Roundtable: 4E ‘Cognition and Internet’. Participants: G.Andrada, Rob.Clowes, M. Heras and P. Smart. 

Organizers: Gloria Andrada – Jesús Vega.

Date: November 12, 13. 2019.

Venue: Seminar 313 at module II-bis, Faculty of Philosophy, Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) / Seminario 313 del modulo ii-bis, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). 

Funded by the I+D project INTELLECTUAL AUTONOMY IN ENVIRONMENTS OF EPISTEMIC DEPENDENCE (FFI2017-87395-P).