February 15, 2010

Synthese v.173, No. 1, 2010

My special issue of Synthese, Knowability and Beyond, is now available in its entirety online. Highlights include three papers, indeed the only papers i know of, that embrace and modify Edgington's 1985 rigidifying stategy for dealing with the knowability paradox. This makes me happy since i was unable to acquire an adequate representation of her influential work in my Oxford volume. Also therein you'll find a continuation of the debate between Tennant and Williamson on whether there is a knowability paradox for Cartesian restricted knowability principles, and Michael Fara's long awaited paper on the distinction between knowability and the capacity to know. And there are other great papers by Kvanvig, Hand, Routley (reprint), and Proietti and Sandu.

November 02, 2009


News from Franz Huber:

The European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA) is pleased to
announce the launch of its new journal:


Editor-in-Chief: Carl Hoefer (Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain)
Deputy Editor: Mauro Dorato (University of Rome III, Italy)
Associate Editors: Franz Huber (Konstanz, Germany), Edouard Machery
(Pittsburgh, USA), Michela Massimi (London, UK), Samir Okasha (Bristol,
UK) and Jesús Zamora (UNED, Spain).
The Editorial Team will be assisted in its work by an Editorial Board of
highly reputed philosophers of science from around the world.

EJPS is the official journal of EPSA and will appear three times a year,
beginning in January 2011. EJPS intends to publish first-rate research in
all areas of philosophy of science, and now welcomes submissions via the
on-line portal.

The Journal’s website (still partly under construction) is here.

European Philosophy of Science Association (EPSA): http://www.epsa.ac.at

October 27, 2009

The 2010 Synthese Conference

I just received this from Vincent Hendricks

On April 15th and 16th of 2010, the Synthese Conference will take place at Columbia University. The 2010 edition of the Synthese Conference will focus on the theme of epistemology and economics. Recent years have seen an increasing amount of interaction between epistemology and economics: traditional topics in epistemology, such as the analysis of knowledge, have found a significant role in the study of interactive decision making, while traditional topics in economics, such as the analysis of rationality, now figure prominently into certain areas of epistemology. We anticipate that the conference program will include slots for five invited papers and at least five contributed papers. Every paper that is presented at the conference will be considered for the special issue of Synthese that will be based on the conference theme of epistemology and economics. The list of invited speakers is still being finalized. In the meantime, we encourage submissions for the contributed slots. Submissions should be relevant to the conference theme of epistemology and economics, broadly construed, and should satisfy the usual guidelines for submissions to Synthese. Submissions for the contributed slots must be received no later than February 1, 2010. Notifications of acceptance will be made by February 20, 2010. All submissions should be sent to synthese.conference.2010@gmail.com .

October 19, 2009

Editorial Updates

Thanks to those of you still staying tuned to Knowability. Hope to get back to posting some philosophy in the near future. For now two pieces of news that i'm happy to report.

My special issue of Synthese, Knowability and Beyond, is slowing becoming available online as the authors get their proofs back to the publisher. Here's my introduction. Also currently available from the issue is Michael Hand's paper, "Anti-realism and Universal Knowability", which utilizes the typically overlooked difference between pragmatic and non-pragmatic reasons for the unperformability of a proof.

Also, New Essays on the Knowability Paradox, became available in August. That project was a labor of love, taking 6 years to get to print. It includes Alonzo Church's two referee reports on Fitch's 1945 paper regarding Fitch's counterfactual definition of value, and includes the first two formulations of the knowability paradox. The volume includes a reprint of Fitch's 1963 paper, where the result was first published, and 19 new essays covering various aspects of the discussion.

October 18, 2009

Crispin's New Research Program

The Northern Institute of Philosophy now exists. This is the new research program directed by Crispin Wright. The structure and mission of the program is outlined on the website, and will include the launching of a new journal, provisionally titled The Northern Light, that will specialize in short sharply focused papers.