Competence and Success in Epistemology and Beyond - Spring 2019 Workshop

Welcome to the spring 2019 workshop on epistemology!

This two-day workshop will be held on Monday, April 8th and Tuesday, April 9th at the University of Helsinki. The venue of the workshop is Metsätalo (Fabianinkatu 39 / Unioninkatu 40), hall 17 on the third floor. The room is accessible with a wheelchair. Link to a map.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on a variety of topics in epistemology that are relevant for the project.

The workshop is organised by the ERC-funded research project Success and Competence in Epistemology and Beyond.

The registration is free but for arranging the coffee breaks we would kindly ask you to send an email to with a subject line "EpComp spring workshop".


Monday 8th of April

9.00    Coffee & get-together
9.30 - 11.00 Martin Smith, University of Edinburgh, "The Hardest Paradox for Closure"
11.00 - 12.30 Nick Hughes, Durham University, "Are the Requirements of Rationality Immune to Rational Doubt?"
12.30 - 13.30    Lunch break
13.30 - 15.00 Lilian O'Brien, University of Helsinki, "Practical Standards and Epistemic Access"
15.00 - 16.00 Maria Lasonen-Aarnio, University of Helsinki, "Perspectives and Good Dispositions"
16.00 - 16.15    Coffee break
16.15 - 17.15 Niall Paterson, University of Helsinki, "Dispositions & Assistances"
18.00                      Dinner  (Restaurant Ragu, ask organizers for participation)

Tuesday 9th of April

9.00                         Coffee
9.15 - 10.45 Lisa Miracchi, University of Pennsylvania, "A Knowledge-First Virtue Approach to the Basing Relation"
10.45 - 11.00    Coffee break
11.00 - 12.30 Jim Pryor, New York University, "Justification Closure and Epistemic Dilemmas"
12.30 - 14.00    Lunch  (Cafe Viola, Kaisaniemenranta 2)
14.00 - 15.30 Patrick Shirreff, University of Tartu, "Types of Memory and Constraints on Knowledge"
15.30 - 16.30 Jaakko Hirvelä, University of Helsinki, "Justification and the Knowledge-connection"
16.30 - 16.45    Coffee break
16.45 - 17.45 Giada Fratantonio, University of Helsinki, "Testimony Evidence and Proof Paradoxes"
18.30    Dinner