The MTA BTK Lendület Morals and Science Research Group cordially invites you to its upcoming conference:

The Value of Truth

Date: 22-23 November 2018
Venue: 1097 Budapest, 4 Tóth Kálmán st.

Program:

22 November:

Chair: Akos Gyarmathy (Budapest University of Technology)

09.00-10.00: Jeffrey Dunn (De Pauw University): Accuracy as Similarity

10.00-11.00: Clayton Littlejohn (King's): An Accuracy Argument Against Credal Reductivism

11.00-11.20: Break

Chair: Peter Hartl (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

11.20-12.20: Michael P. Lynch [via Skype] (University of Connecticut): Fake news and the Politics of truth

12.20-13.20: Akos Gyarmathy (Budapest University of Technology and Economics): Three kinds of veritism and epistemically useful false beliefs

13.20-15.00: Lunch

Chair: Akos Gyarmathy (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)

15.00-16.00: Kate Nolfi (University of Vermont): Epistemic Norms all Things considered

16.00-16.30: Laszlo Kocsis (University of Pecs): The value of truth-making: truth-groundedness and the truth as an epistemic goal

16.30-16.50: Break

Chair: Peter Hartl (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

16.50-17.50: Miriam McCormick (University of Richmond): Value Beyond True Value

17.50-18.50: Tihamer Margitay (Eotvos Lorand University): The Epistemic Value of Moral and Other Values

Dinner

23 November:

Chair: Peter Hartl (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

09.00-10.00: Anna Maria-Eder (University of Cologne): No Commitment to the Truth

10.00-11.00: Filippo Ferrari (University of Bonn): Alethic Pluralism and the Value of Truth

11.00-11.20: Break

Chair: Laszlo Kocsis (University of Pecs)

11.20-12.20: Andrew D. Chignell (Princeton): The Value of Truth versus The Value of Believing True

12.20-12.50: Brian Pollex (University of Texas at Austin): Understanding The Swamping Problem: Two Competing Theories of the Value of True Belief

12.50-14.30: Lunch

Chair: Laszlo Kocsis (University of Pecs)

14.30-15.00: Peter Hartl (Hungarian Academy of Sciences): Truth and Morality in Rational Argumentation

15.00-16.00: Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij (Birkbeck): Esoteric Reliablism

16.00-16.20: Break

Chair: Akos Gyarmathy (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)

16.20-17.20: Mihály Héder (Budapest University of Technology and Economics): When truth is not the final epistemic value: the case of the epistemology of engineering

17.20-18.20: Duncan Pritchard [via Skype] (University of Irvine, California): Intellectual Virtues, Ignorance and the Truth Goal

The Philosophy of Physics Research Group at the Institute of Philosophy, RCH HAS, together with the Edelstein Center for the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is organizing a pair of workshops on "Physicalism and reduction". At the first workshop, happening on 5-6 November in Jerusalem, Gábor Szabó is giving a talk on "Do Kochen-Specker arguments prove quantum contextuality?". The second workshop will take place in Budapest in Spring 2019. For the website of the twin workshop click here.

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