The MTA BTK Morals and Science Research Group cordially invites you to the upcoming talk of its seminar series:

Dr. Charles T. Wolfe (University of Ghent)
Vitalism and the Metaphysics of Life: The Discreet Charm of Eighteenth-Century Vitalism

Date: 10 December 2018, 4pm
Venue: MTA BTK Institute of Philosophy, 4 Tóth Kálmán st., 1097 Budapest, 7th floor

The MTA BTK Lendület Morals and Science Research Group cordially invites you to its upcoming conference:

The Value of Truth

Date: 22-23 November 2018
Venue: 1097 Budapest, 4 Tóth Kálmán st.

Program:

22 November

Chair: Akos Gyarmathy (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
9.00-10.00: Jeffrey Dunn (De Pauw University): Accuracy as Similarity
10.00-11.00: Clayton Littlejohn (King's): An Accuracy Argument Against Credal Reductivism

11.00-11.20: Break

Chair: Peter Hartl (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
11.20-12.20: Michael P. Lynch [via Skype] (University of Connecticut): Fake news and the Politics of truth
12.20-13.20: Akos Gyarmathy (Budapest University of Technology and Economics): Three kinds of veritism and epistemically useful false beliefs

13.20-15.00: Lunch

Chair: Akos Gyarmathy (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
15.00-16.00: Kate Nolfi (University of Vermont): Epistemic Norms all Things considered
16.00-16.30: Laszlo Kocsis (University of Pecs): The value of truth-making: truth-groundedness and the truth as an epistemic goal

16.30-16.50: Break

Chair: Peter Hartl (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
16.50-17.50 Miriam McCormick (University of Richmond): Value Beyond Truth Value
17.50-18.50: Tihamer Margitay (Eotvos Lorand University): The Epistemic Value of Moral and Other Values

Dinner

23 November

Chair: Peter Hartl (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
9.00-10.00: Anna Maria-Eder (University of Cologne): No Commitment to the Truth
10.00-11.00: Filippo Ferrari (University of Bonn): Alethic Pluralism and the Value of Truth

11.00-11.20: Break

Chair: Laszlo Kocsis (University of Pecs)
11.20-12.20: Andrew D. Chignell (Princeton): The Value of truth versus The Value of Believing True
12.20-13.20. Brian Pollex (University of Texas at Austin): Understanding The Swamping Problem: Two Competing Theories of the Value of True Belief

13.20-15.00: Lunch

Chair: Laszlo Kocsis (University of Pecs)
15.00-16.00: Peter Hartl (Hungarian Academy of Sciences): Truth and Morality in Rational Argumentation

16.00-16.20: Break

Chair: Akos Gyarmathy (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
16.20.-17.20: Mihaly Heder (Budapest University of Technology and Economics): When truth is not the final epistemic value: the case of the epistemology of engineering
17.20-18.20: Duncan Pritchard [via Skype] (University of Irvine, California): Intellectual Virtues, Ignorance and the Truth Goal

Conference ending
Dinner

The Philosophy of Physics Research Group at the Institute of Philosophy, RCH HAS, together with the Edelstein Center for the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is organizing a pair of workshops on "Physicalism and reduction". At the first workshop, happening on 5-6 November in Jerusalem, Gábor Szabó is giving a talk on "Do Kochen-Specker arguments prove quantum contextuality?". The second workshop will take place in Budapest in Spring 2019. For the website of the twin workshop click here.

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