Cologne Summer School (CSSiP) "The Epistemology of Philosophy: A Priori - Disagreement - Authority"

Ort: University of Cologne
Beginn: 20.07.2020 14:00
Ende: 24.07.2020 18:00

The summer school takes place in Cologne from July 20-24, 2020. Our special guest is Thomas Grundmann (University of Cologne). Over the last two decades, he has addressed some of the most fundamental questions about philosophical methodology in original and thought-provoking ways. Grundmann defends the evidential role of intuitions in thought experiments and suggests a new criterion for the distinction between a priori and a posteriori knowledge. He argues that philosophy can survive the skeptical challenge from ubiquitous disagreement and is a proponent of the authority view about experts with an eye on its implications for philosophy. The summer school will focus on the following topics:

• The structure of thought experiments

• Intuitions as a priori evidence

• The epistemology of disagreement

• Identifying philosophical peers

• The preemption view of authority

• The role of experts in philosophy

Attendance is free but limited to 60 participants who we will select based on their motivation and qualification. The deadline for application is April 15, 2020. Please submit a short letter that sketches your academic background and your motivation for participating in the summer school.

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