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International Conference on Knowledge, Context, and Responsibility (KCR 2019)

International Conference on Knowledge, Context, and Responsibility (KCR 2019)




     Date: Oct 11-13, 2019

     Host: Department of Philosophy, Peking University

     Venue: Lee Shau Kee Humanities Buildings No. 1, Room 109, Peking University


     Our conference will center on recent discussions about epistemic contextualism. Other topics of interest include:

  Semantic and/or pragmatic issues related to contextualism

  Values and norms of knowledge with respect to epistemic contextualism

  Epistemic responsibility, entitlement, disagreement, and other social epistemological themes



     Derek Ball (University of St Andrews)

     Roger Clarke (Queen’s University Belfast)

    Alexander Dinges (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)

     Davide Fassio (Zhejiang University)

     Jie Gao (Zhejiang University)

     Sanford Goldberg (Northwestern University)

     Jonathan Ichikawa (University of British Columbia)

     Karen Lewis (Columbia University)

     Yong Li (Wuhan University)

     Qilin Li (Peking University)

     Huaping Wang (Shandong University)

     Yanjing Wang (Peking University)

     Ru Ye (Wuhan University)

     Yiwen Zhan (Peking University)

     Weiping Zheng (Xiamen University)




    Oct 11

    13:45–14:00 Opening


    Session 1

    Chair: Qilin Li (Peking University)

    14:00–15:00 Yanjing Wang (Peking University)

    Logics of Know How

    15:15–16:15 Karen Lewis (Columbia University)

    Metasemantics without Semantic Intentions

    16:30–17:30 Yiwen Zhan (Peking University)

    The Metasemantics of Perspectives in Epistemic Modals


    Oct 12

    Session 2

    Chair: Chuang Ye (Peking University)

    9:15–10:15 Derek Ball (University of St Andrews)

    The Metasemantics of Knowledge Ascriptions

    10:30–11:30 Ru Ye (Wuhan University)

    Knowledge-Action Principle, Fallibilism, and Pragmatic Encroachment

    11:45–12:45 Alexander Dinges (University Erlangen-Nuremberg)

    Better safe than sorry: Explaining stakes effects on knowledge attributions


    Session 3

    Chair: Ru Ye (Wuhan University)

    14:15–15:15 Qilin Li (Peking University)


    15:30–16:30 Roger Clarke (Queen’s University Belfast )

    What Context-Relative Belief Could Be Like

    16:45–17:45 Jie Gao (Zhejiang University)

    Normative Credal Sensitivism


    Oct 13

    Session 4

    Chair: Jie Gao (Zhejiang University)

    9:15–10:15 Davide Fassio (Zhejiang University)

    Perspectivism, Accessibility and the Failure of Conjunction Agglomeration

    10:30–11:30 Sanford Goldberg (Northwestern University)

    Against Epistemic Partiality in Friendship: Value-Reflecting Reasons

    11:45–12:45 Weiping Zheng (Xiamen University)

    The Moral Expectation of Epistemic Trust in Testimony Revisited


    Session 5

    Chair: Yiwen Zhan (Peking University)

    14:15–15:15 Jonathan Ichikawa (University of British Columbia)

    Contextual Injustice

    15:30–16:30 Yong Li (Wuhan University)

    Moral Plurality, Moral Relativism and Accommodation

    16:45–17:45 Huaping Wang (Shandong University)

    The Possibility of Practical Knowledge