Texas Tech University

Philosophy Talks 2022-23

Fall 2022 Speaker Series

Jessica Moss, (NYU)

Department Colloquium: Knowledge-that is knowledge-of
Friday, November 4th, 4:00-6:00 pm

ENG/PHIL LH-001

Abstract: If there is any consensus about knowledge in contemporary epistemology, it is that there is one primary kind: knowledge-that.  I put forth a view, one I find in the works of Aristotle, on which knowledge-of – construed in a fairly demanding sense, as being well-acquainted with things – is the primary, fundamental kind of knowledge.  As to knowledge-that, it is not distinct from knowledge-of, let alone more fundamental, but instead a species of it.  To know that such-and-such, just like to know a person or place, is to be well-acquainted with a portion of reality – in this case a fact.  In part by comparing classic Gettier cases to cases in which one has true impressions of but fails to know a person, I argue that this account not only respects our intuitions about knowledge-that – in particular that it is or entails non-accidentally true belief – but also explains them, providing a compelling analysis.

Antonia Peacocke (Stanford University)

Department Colloquium: TBA
Friday, December 2nd, 4:00-6:00 pm

Abstract: TBA

 

Spring 2023 Speaker Series

Thomas Kelly (Princeton University)

Department Colloquium: TBA
Friday, January 20th, 4:00-6:00 pm

Abstract: TBA

Quayshawn Spencer (University of Pennsylvania)

Department Colloquium: TBA
Friday, March 24th, 4:00-6:00 pm

Abstract: TBA

Miriam Schoenfield (University of Texas, Austin)

Department Colloquium: TBA
Friday, April 21st, 4:00-6:00 pm

Abstract: TBA

Department of Philosophy