02.08.2021

Cologne Summer School in Philosophy on Experts, Authority, and the Limits of Epistemic Autonomy

Ort: online
Beginn: 02.08.2021 16:00
Ende: 06.08.2021 20:00

Our special guest is Thomas Grundmann (University of Cologne). In several recent papers, Grundmann provides a novel defense of the thought-provoking Preemption View of epistemic authority according to which laypeople must strictly defer to the expert without making any use of their domain-specific reasons. During the summer school, Grundmann will introduce the core ideas and the epistemic mechanism behind the Preemption View; and he will engage with the most substantial challenges: What happens to critical thinking, epistemic autonomy, and common sense? What should laypeople do when they are exposed to expert disagreement? How does the Preemption View fit with individual learning, gaining understanding, and living in a democratic society? The summer school offers new insights and stimulating discussions of a view that is as timely as it is contested.

Online application via email to summerschoolphilosophy@uni-koeln.de is possible through May 15. Please submit a short letter that sketches your academic background and main motivation for participating in the summer school.

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