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.
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).