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Epistemology Colloquium series featuring Juan Piñeros Glassock, Yale University

Thursday, January 18, 2018
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Watson Hall
Room: 517
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The Department of Philosophy presents the Epistemology Colloquium series which will take up the first few weeks of our department’s colloquium schedule, continuing this Thursday.  The speakers are all candidates for an Epistemology position in Philosophy.

Our second colloquium of the year is being given by Juan Piñeros Glassock, Yale University


Authoritative Knowledge

I argue that practical authority is a basic knowledge source: in the right situations, a person is epistemically warranted to form a belief (e.g. about what her subordinates will do) just on the basis of exercising her authority, yielding what I call ‘authoritative knowledge’. I argue for this thesis by presenting arguments against an alternative, inferentialist account of authoritative knowledge, and then by offering a positive, virtue-theoretic account of direct warrant that explains what features of authority make it a basic knowledge source.


THURSDAY, January 18th, 2018

WATSON HALL, ROOM 517 @ 4:00 p.m.


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