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How to Get Certain Knowledge from Fallible Justification


February 15, 2019

Dr. Peter Klein (Rutgers) Sometimes fallible justification can yield certain knowledge. This talk aims to show that one sort of view about knowledge (defeasible infinitism)…… is able to explain this phenomenon whereas various other epistemic theories cannot. We will spend some time getting clear on what makes a belief certain and what makes a justification fallible.

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We Need Non-Factive Metaphysical Explanation


November 30, 2018

Dr. Mike Bertrand (Auburn) I argue that metaphysicians need a non-factive notion of potential metaphysical explanation in order to make sense of explanationist arguments, arguments in which a view is motivated by its superior ability to explain. I offer an account of non-factive metaphysical explanation drawing on existing applications of structural equation models to metaphysical grounding.

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World Philosophy Day


November 15, 2018

The United Nations celebrates the ‘enduring value of philosophy for the development of human thought’. “UNESCO leads World Philosophy Day – but does not own it. It belongs to everyone, everywhere, who cares about philosophy.”

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Social Media: NETWORKING OR NOT WORKING?


November 8, 2018

23rd Annual Food & Talk event! Join us for food and discussion on a topic of broad philosophical interest. Professors Rodrigo Borges and Amber Ross will open the discussion with remarks on one of the most life-changing and fraught technologies of our time. Food & Talk is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and devoted to our undergraduate […]

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Florida Philosophical Association Conference


Nov 2, 2018 - 12:00 am-November 3, 2018

The 64th annual meeting of the FPA takes place November 2nd & 3rd in Pensacola, FL. Two days, forty philosophy talks. This event is hosted by Pensacola State College and sponsored by the Florida Philosophical Association.

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What Was Kant’s Critical Philosophy Critical Of?


October 26, 2018

Dr. Catherine Wilson (CUNY Graduate Center/Univ of York) Immanuel Kant is universally regarded as a philosopher of freedom in both pure and applied moral philosophy. His ‘critical philosophy’ is often said to have reconciled human freedom with Newtonian science. It is also believed to articulate a sharp moral distinction between persons — who ought not be used […]

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Ethics and Education in the Age of Accountability


October 24, 2018

Dr. Jaime Ahlberg (Philosophy, UF) “Disability as Difference: Implications for Educational Justice” Elizabeth Currin (Education, UF) “Storied Stance: An Oral History of Long-Term Teacher Researchers in the Age of Accountability” This event is hosted and sponsored by the UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere.

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Applying Moral Caution


September 21, 2018

Dr. Jon Matheson (UNF) This talk will explore an issue concerning the moral status of alternative actions — a kind of asymmetry of knowledge that sometimes arises…… and has significant ramifications for what it is morally permissible to do. We will see how this issue in fact arises in the cases of vegetarianism, abortion, and charitable […]

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4th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference


April 14, 2018

 Keynote Speaker: Dr. Shelly Park (UCF) This event is hosted by the UF Undergraduate Philosophy Society

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Understanding Austin’s Way with Skepticism


April 13, 2018

Dr. Mark Kaplan (Indiana) J.L. Austin is famous for having written as if what we say while doing epistemology needs to accord faithfully with what we would say in ordinary circumstances. Most would say, “infamous”. Not long after Austin’s death, there formed a durable consensus that Austin’s “ordinary language” approach to epistemological problems was fundamentally misguided […]

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