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2nd Conference on Hinge Epistemology 
Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Paris
Monday 1- Tuesday 2 July 2019


The 2nd Hinge Epistemology Conference is a 2-day conference, hosted by the Wittgenstein Seminar at Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris on 1-2 July 2019, in collaboration with Institut universitaire de France, University of Hertfordshire (UK), Irvine University, California and the British Wittgenstein Society.

Venue: Salle de formation de la bibliothèque interuniversitaire de la Sorbonne, entrée 17 rue de la Sorbonne, Paris 75005

Registration is free, but required. Please email ku.ca1558438567.stre1558438567h@kco1558438567rrahs1558438567-layo1558438567m.d1558438567.


Monday 1 July

9:15 Welcome from Sandra Laugier and Danièle Moyal-Sharrock

9:30-11:00 Symposium on Hinge Epistemology with

Annalisa Coliva (Irvine)

Daniele Moyal-Sharrock (Hertfordshire)

Duncan Pritchard (Irvine)

11:15-12:30 Elise Marrou (Sorbonne) and Xavier Maréchal (Sorbonne)

Hinges and Closure-based Scepticism: the challenge of shedding light on our epistemic blindspots

12:30-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:40: Carla Carmona (Seville)

Epistemic Injustice and Hinge Epistemology

14:40-15:20 Jakob Ohlhorst (Cologne)

Is there a Problem of Demarcation for Hinges?

15:25-16:00 Yevi Oceguera Ponce (UNAM, Mexico)

On the Possibility of Justifying Ordinary Perceptual Beliefs —A Critical Diagnosis of Wright’s and Coliva’s Wittgensteinian Program of Perceptual Justification

16:00—16:30 Break

16:30-17:30 Constantine Sandis (Hertfordshire)

Hume as Hinge Epistemologist


Tuesday 2 July

9:30-10:30 Angélique Thébert (Nantes)

In Defence of a (Moderate) Reidian View of our Hinge Commitments

10:30-11:30 Paul Standish (UCL)

Something Animal

11:30-11:50 Break

11:50-12:30 Robert Schmidle (Arizona State)

Hinges in Moral Epistemology

12:30-13:10 David Anderson (Texas A&M)

Coming Unhinged: the (un)certainty of faith, (anti)skeptical dogma, and divine (un)hiddenness

13:10-14:30 Lunch

14:30-15:30 Michel Le Du (Aix-Marseille)

Hinge Propositions and the Problem with Understanding Extremist Thought

15:30-15:40 Break

15:40-16:20 Jasmin Trächtler (Bergen)

'Hinges' of Trust – Wittgenstein on the Other Minds Problem

16:20-17:00 Arthur Harris (Cambridge)

Hinge Certainties and Scientific Realism


The conference will be held entirely in English.