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Conference on Scepticism

May 31st-June 1st, 2008


Scepticism is one of the perennial topics in philosophy. The aim of this conference is to bring together some of the leading figures working in this area. This conference is the closing event of the AHRC-funded 'The Value of Knowledge' project that is based at the University of Stirling, and run by Adrian Haddock (Stirling), Alan Millar (Stirling) and Duncan Pritchard (Edinburgh). Previous events organised as part of this project include a conference on Epistemic Value and a conference on Social Epistemology.



Quassim Cassam (Cambridge)

James Conant (Chicago)

Marie McGinn (York)

Robert Stern (Sheffield)

Barry Stroud (Berkeley)

Ralph Wedgwood (Oxford)

Michael Williams (Johns Hopkins)



Matthew Chrisman (Edinburgh)

Sandy Goldberg (Northwestern)

Adrian Haddock (Stirling)

Allan Hazlett (Fordham)

Klemens Kappel (Copenhagen)

Alan Millar (Stirling)

Ram Neta (Chapel Hill)

Declan Smithies (Ohio/ANU)



Jesper Kallestrup (Edinburgh)

Matthew Kennedy (Nottingham)

Markus Lammenranta (Helsinki)

Matthew Nudds (Edinburgh)

Duncan Pritchard (Edinburgh)

Michael Ridge (Edinburgh)

Dory Scaltsas (Edinburgh)




The conference will be held in the Raeburn Room, which is in Old College.



A conference programme is available here.


Useful Information

For some useful information for potential conference delegates (including travel information, local accommodation information, and campus maps), click here.


Pre-Conference Workshop

In addition to the conference, there will also be a pre-conference workshop held in the Department of Philosophy on Friday May 30th on the topic of 'Scepticism and Basic Knowledge'. Click here for more details.



All inquiries about this event should be addressed to the conference organisor, Duncan Pritchard.


Epistemology @ Edinburgh

For more details about epistemology-related events at the University of Edinburgh, click here.



Last updated: May 29th 2008, by Duncan Pritchard.