Epistemology 2000

2000 RUTGERS EPISTEMOLOGY CONFERENCE

Young Epistemologist 2001

2001 RUTGERS EPISTEMOLOGY CONFERENCE YOUNG EPISTEMOLOGIST PRIZE

The Rutgers Epistemology Conference announces the second annual prize for the best essay submitted to the Conference by a person with a Ph.D. obtained by the time of submission but not earlier than ten (10) years prior to the date of the conference. (Thus, for the Conference on April 19/20th of 2002, the Ph.D. must not have been awarded prior to April, 1992.) The prize winning essay will be presented at the annual conference and will be published (along with the invited papers) in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research. The winner of the prize will receive an award of $1,000 plus all travel and lodging expenses connected with the Conference.

Details

The essay may be in any area of epistemology. The essay must be limited to 5,000 words (not including footnotes and bibliography) and submitted on a PC-formatted disk along with three (3) printed copies. The essays will be judged blindly and, thus, the three printed copies (but not the disk copy) must be prepared in such a way that the author's identity is completely masked. Therefore, the name, institution, and all other references pertaining to the identity of the author are to be omitted from the manuscript, notes and bibliography. Only papers submitted in this fashion will be considered.

Papers must be postmarked by December 1, 2001. The winner of the prize will be announced by February 1, 2002. By submitting the essay, the author agrees to have it posted on the Rutgers Epistemology Conference Webpage and published in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.

Please send all papers (along with the disk and a self-addressed postcard that will be returned to entrants acknowledging receipt of the essay) to:


The Young Epistemologist Prize
Philosophy Department
Rutgers University
26 Nichol Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901-2882

Questions concerning the Young Epistemologist Prize should be addressed to Peter Klein at the above address or by email to pdklein@rci.rutgers.edu.


Program 2001

2001 RUTGERS EPISTEMOLOGY CONFERENCE

APRIL 27 & APRIL 28, 2001



Friday, April 27, 2001 Saturday, April 28, 2001
Session I 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Stewart Cohen
Arizona State University
"Basic Knowledge and the Problem of Easy Knowledge"
(PDF)


Chair: John Troyer

University of Connecticut


Break 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Complimentary Refreshments


Session II 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Crispin Wright
University of St. Andrews
"(Anti-)Sceptics, Simple and Subtle Moore and McDowell"
(PDF)


Dinner 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Complimentary Reception

Session III 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Young Epistemologist Prize
Ralph Wedgwood
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Internalism Explained"
(PDF)


Chair: Robert Almeder

Georgia State University


Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Session IV 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Peter Railton
University of Michigan
"Can Reason be Theoretical? -- A Proposal Concerning the Structure of Rational Belief"
(PDF)


Chair: Paul Boghossian

New York University


Break 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Complimentary Refreshments


Session V 4:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Round Table Discussion
Fred Adams, Linda Alcoff, Michael DePaul, David Galloway, William Lycan, Christopher Peacocke, James Pryor, Matthias Steup


Chair: John Post

Vanderbilt University


Returning Participants:

 

Jonathan Adler, Earl Conee, Claudio de Almeida, Keith DeRose, Fred Dretske, Catherine Elgin, Hartry Field, Richard Foley, Elizabeth Fricker, Richard Fumerton, John Greco, Gilbert Harman, John Hawthorne, Robin Jeshion, Hilary Kornblith, Jonathan Kvanvig, Sharon Ryan, David Sosa, Joseph Tolliver, James Van Cleve, Jonathan Vogel, Corey Washington, Michael Williams


  • Note: all papers are drafts and are not for citation.
  • There is no registration fee for the conference, but please contact Troy Cross (tcross@rci.rutgers.edu if you plan to attend.
  • All sessions will be held at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ.
  • A limited number of reduced-price hotel rooms are available to those indicating to the hotel that they are attending the conference.

Hotel 2001

2001 RUTGERS EPISTEMOLOGY CONFERENCE
TRAVEL TIPS AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Where To Stay

All conference sessions will be held at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ, and so conference attendees are advised to stay there. A limited number of reduced-rate rooms are available (at a savings of $25 per night). To reserve one of these rooms, call the Hyatt reservation line at 1-800-233-1234 or (732) 873-1234 and inform the reservation clerk that you will be attending the Rutgers Epistemology Conference and would like the reduced rate. Conference attendees should call before April 6th.

Transportation

The Newark Airport is about 25 miles from the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick nd shuttle service is available from the airport to the hotel. Reservations for the shuttle service should be made (at least a couple of days) in advance by calling 1-800-427-3207. The cost of the shuttle is $25.00 (plus tip) each way. (This is significantly cheaper than a taxi, which costs over $45 from the airport to the hotel.) Upon calling to make shuttle reservations, you will receive instructions as to how to meet the shuttle at the airport. The wait for the shuttle will be no longer than 15 minutes.

Train service is available from New York and Philadelphia via NJ Transit on the North East Corridor Line and Amtrak. But only a very few Amtrack trains stop in New Brunswick. The train station is located at the corner of Easton Avenue and Albany Street (Route 27). The Hyatt is only about a quarter of a mile away on Albany. If the weather is nice and you have little or no luggage to carry, make a left on Albany upon leaving the train station. You will walk through New Brunswick's business district and see the hotel a couple of blocks away.

If Arriving by Car...

From North or South via New Jersey Turnpike

(1) Exit Turnpike at Exit 9. (2) Bear Right onto Route 18 North. (3) On Route 18 stay in the left lane approximately 3 miles. (4) Exit Route 18 for 27 South. (5) Loop under Route 18 and at second light, make a left. (6) The hotel is on the left hand side.

 

From North via Route 80
(1) Route 80 East to Route 287 South. (2) Exit Route 287 Easton Avenue (Exit #6). (3) Stay on Easton Avenue until it ends (7miles). (4) Make a left onto Albany Street (Route 27). You will see the hotel up a few blocks on the right.

From West via Route 287
(1) Route 287 South. (2) Exit Route 287 on Easton Avenue. (3) Stay on Easton Avenue until it ends (7miles). (4) Make a left onto Albany Street (Route 27). At second light, make a right.

From West via Route 78
(1) Route 78 East to Route 287 South. (2) Exit Route 287 Easton Avenue (Exit #6). (3) Stay on Easton Avenue until it ends (7miles). (4) Make a left onto Albany Street (Route 27). You will see the hotel up a few blocks on the right.

From Garden State Parkway
(1) Take parkway to Exit 130 for Route 1 South. (2) Exit Route 1 for Route 18 North (New Brunswick). (3) Stay on Route 18 for 2 1/2 miles. (4) Exit Route 18 for Route 27 South (towards Princeton). (5) Loop under Route 18 and at second light, make a left. (6) Hotel is on the left hand side.

From Route 1
(1) Exit Route 1 for Route 18 North. (2) Exit Route 18 for Route 27 South (towards Princeton). (3) Loop under Route 18 and at second light, make a left. (4) Hotel is on the left hand side.