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Wittgenstein and the Epistemology of Religious Belief

June 28 - June 29

Wittgenstein and the Epistemology of Religious Belief

1st ERB Project Workshop

  Nova Institute of Philosophy (IFILNOVA) Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities – Nova University of Lisbon (NOVA FCSH) 28-29 June 2019   This workshop aims to bring together philosophers from all over the world in an attempt to achieve greater clarity about Wittgenstein’s religious epistemology. Wittgenstein’s work can help us to understand the practices that billions of people engage in and the conflicts between them, which often have a religious element. Wittgenstein’s work will be illuminated through comparisons with other philosophers and speakers at the workshop will endeavour to answer questions about how best to interpret Wittgenstein. Is Wittgenstein best described as a fideist? Was Wittgenstein a quietist? How does On Certainty help us to understand religious belief, faith, and disagreement? What is the role of epistemology in understanding questions about religious freedom?     Program   28 June, ID Building, Room MU2   10:00 – 10:30   Nuno Venturinha (Nova University of Lisbon) Introduction: The Epistemology of Religious Belief Project   10:30 – 11:45   Guy Axtell (Radford University) Wittgenstein and the ABC’s of Religious Epistemics   11:45 – 13:00   Hanne Appelqvist (University of Helsinki) Wittgenstein and Kant on Religious Faith and Beauty   13:00 – 14:30   Lunch Break   14:30 – 15:45   Duncan Pritchard (University of California, Irvine / University of Edinburgh) Quasi-Fideism and Wittgensteinian Quietism   15:45 – 17:00   Edward Guetti (University of Leipzig) Logic, Exemplarity, and Religious Belief   17:00 – 17:15   Coffee Break   17:15 – 18:30   Thomas D. Carroll (The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen) The Concept of Belief in Comparative Religious Perspective   20:00               Conference Dinner   29 June, Tower B, Aud. 1   10:00 – 11:15   Gorazd Andrejč (University of Maribor / University of Cambridge) Wittgenstein and the Epistemology of Freedom of Religion or Belief   11:15 – 12:30   Paul Horwich (New York University) Wittgenstein on the Nature of Religious Belief   12:30 – 14:30   Lunch Break   14:30 – 15:45   Michael Williams (The Johns Hopkins University) How Not to Read On Certainty   15:45 – 16:15   Sofia Miguens (University of Porto) Conclusions and Future Prospects   16:15 – 16:30   Workshop Closing     This workshop 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.   Attendance is free of charge but space is limited and registration is required. To register, please send an email to Dr Robert Vinten at .   For more information about the project, please visit: www.arglab.ifilnova.pt/en/projects/erb -- Nuno Venturinha Assistant Professor Department of Philosophy / IFILNOVA NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities Av. de Berna, 26 C, 1069-061 Lisbon | Portugal Tel: + 351 217 908 300 | Ext.: 1365 E-mail: nventurinha.ifl@fcsh.unl.pt Principal Investigator FCT funded project "Epistemology of Religious Belief" Description of Situations: An Essay in Contextualist Epistemology Philos-L "The Liverpool List" is run by the Department of Philosophy, University of Liverpool www.liverpool.ac.uk/philosophy/philos-l/ Messages to the list are archived at listserv.liv.ac.uk/archives/philos-l.html. Recent posts can also be read in a Facebook group: www.facebook.com/PhilosL/Follow the list on Twitter @PhilosL. Follow the Department of Philosophy @LiverpoolPhilos To sign off the list send a blank message to .


June 28, 2019
June 29, 2019

Nova University of Lisbon

Campus de Campolide
Lisbon, 1099-085 Portugal
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