Due to the instability and unpredictability associated with the pandemic, we have decided to postpone the 3rd Hinge Epistemology Conference on Hinge Epistemology and Religious Belief to Spring 2022. 

3rd Hinge Epistemology Conference: Hinge Epistemology and Religious Belief 

NOVA University of Lisbon

Tuesday 7 - Wednesday 8 June 2022

Submissions of abstracts are invited for a two-day conference on Hinge Epistemology, hosted by the NOVA Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA) at the NOVA University of Lisbon (Portugal), in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine (USA), and the University of Hertfordshire (UK). 

Plenary speakers:

·       Annalisa Coliva (Irvine)

·       Juliet Floyd (Boston)

·       Hans-Johann Glock (Zurich)

·       Daniele Moyal-Sharrock (Hertfordshire)

·       Duncan Pritchard (Irvine)

·       Genia Schönbaumsfeld (Southampton)

·       Michael Williams (Johns Hopkins)

·       Crispin Wright (New York / Stirling)

Symposium on Hinge Epistemology and Religious Belief:

·       Modesto Gómez-Alonso (La Laguna)

·       Sofia Miguens (Porto)

·       Vicente Sanfélix Vidarte (Valencia)

·       Nuno Venturinha (Lisbon)


The conference will include a number of sessions for submitted papers. Selection will be based on review of long abstracts (max. 1000 words). Please submit your abstract as an email attachment to Prof. Nuno Venturinha (), copied to Prof. Danièle Moyal-Sharrock () by 1st March 2022. Presentation time for accepted papers will be 30 minutes plus Q&A.

Papers will address (positively or critically) the application of Wittgenstein's notion of ‘hinges’ or ‘hinge certainty’ to religious epistemology but also to epistemological problems in any discipline. The conference will be held in English, and peer-reviewed proceedings will be published in an edited volume of the series Anthem Studies in Wittgenstein.

This conference is organized within the framework of the FCT-funded project ‘Epistemology of Religious Belief: Wittgenstein, Grammar and the Contemporary World’ (PTDC/FER-FIL/32203/2017, PI: Nuno Venturinha), hosted by the Reasoning and Argumentation Laboratory (ArgLab) of IFILNOVA. For more information about the project, please visit: www.arglab.ifilnova.pt/en/projects/erb


Nuno Venturinha

Asst. Professor of Philosophy

Deputy Head of Department

Department of Philosophy & IFILNOVA

NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Av. de Berna 26 C | P-1069-061 Lisbon 

Danièle Moyal-Sharrock

Professor of Philosophy

President of the British Wittgenstein Society

Department of Philosophy | School of Humanities

University of Hertfordshire

De Havilland Campus | Hatfield, Herts AL10 9AB

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