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Epistemic Petrification Conference

Mon 2 July @ 11:00 am - Tue 3 July @ 5:30 pm

Free
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EPISTEMIC PETRIFICATION CONFERENCE

2-3 July 2018, University of Bristol

Location: Wills Physics Laboratory, Room 3.34, Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TL

Organisers: Havi Carel (Bristol), Robbie Duschinsky (Cambridge)

This conference brings together philosophers, psychologists, and health professionals to explore epistemic failure and petrification. Against an idealised and de-contextualised image of human epistemology, the conference will examine the role of epistemic pathology and dysfunction in philosophy and social science. This role will be placed in a developmental and social perspective, drawing inspiration from the work of Peter Fonagy and colleagues.

In particular, we hope to examine whether dysfunction and pathology may play a larger role in philosophy than so far envisaged, by looking at several case studies in philosophy, and also consider what philosophical approaches and questions may offer psychological research and practice.

Attendance is free and will include lunch and coffee on both days. There will be a number of £50 bursaries for students/unwaged wishing to attend the conference. 

To register: Please sign up via our Eventbrite page (link). For further information and to let us know how much of the conference you would like to attend, please email jordan.collver@bristol.ac.uk

Accessibility: The conference offers support for those with access requirements. There are disabled parking spaces available near the building’s front entrance, where there is a wheelchair accessible ramp and a lift to the room on the 3rd floor. Please contact jordan.collver@bristol.ac.uk if you have any additional access enquiries. 

We will also be live-streaming the event online via Zoom for those who are unable to attend in person. Please see instructions for joining the session here (via Google Docs), or inquire for further details.

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

MONDAY 2nd JULY:

Welcome 11.00-11.20

Panel 1 11.20-1.20

Peter Fonagy (UCL), Epistemic petrification

Matthew Ratcliffe (Vienna), Unruly Emotions

Lunch 1.20-2

Panel 2 2-4

Richard Pettigrew (Bristol), Bayesian epistemology and pathologizing priors

Marian Bakermans (Leiden), Marinus van Ijzendoorn (Cambridge), Death/not death and other ‘unusual’ beliefs as indicators of unresolved loss or trauma in attachment representations: antecedents and sequelae

Coffee 4-4.30

4.30-5.30

Robbie Duschinsky (Cambridge) interview with Peter Fonagy (UCL)

 

TUESDAY 3rd JULY: 

Panel 3 9-11

Kyle Pattinson (Oxford), Bayesian analysis of breathlessness

Havi Carel (Bristol), Epistemic injustice

-Discussant: Robbie Duschinsky (Cambridge)

Brunch 11-12

Panel 4 12-2

Lisa Bortolotti (Birmingham), Epistemic Innocence

Katherine Puddifoot (Birmingham), Epistemic dysfunction and epistemic dispositions

-Discussant: Peter Fonagy (UCL)

Break 2-2.30

Panel 5 2.30-4.30

Josh Habgood-Coote (Bristol), When groups are deliberately set up to work epistemically badly

Maya Mukamel (Goldsmiths), TBA

-Discussant: Matthew Burch (Essex)

4.30-5.30

Robbie Duschinsky (Cambridge), Closing remarks

-Closing discussion

Conference ends

 

The conference is part of the Life of Breath project generously funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Details

Start:
Mon 2 July @ 11:00 am
End:
Tue 3 July @ 5:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organiser

Life of Breath
Email:
mail@lifeofbreath.org
Website:
www.lifeofbreath.org

Venue

Wills Physics Laboratory
Tyndall Avenue, BS8 1TL
Bristol, United Kingdom
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