SAP sponsored event: Political Epistemology Workshop

SAP sponsored event: Political Epistemology Workshop

Georgetown University
October 25, 2018 7:00 am — October 26, 2018 4:00 pm

Contact Elizabeth Edenberg for more information.


A workshop for 14 authors contributing to a volume titled Political Epistemology
his event will take place at Georgetown University on October 25–26, 2018. The event will center around three themes, listed below.

The Role of Truth and Knowledge in Politics

On Democracy as Symmetrical Subjection
David Estlund

The Grounds of Political Legitimacy
Fabienne Peter
Should Truth Play a Role in Public Reason?
Elizabeth Edenberg
Weaponized Skepticism
Regina Rini
How (not) to Talk about Immigration: An Experimental Study
Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij

The Epistemic Merits (and Limitations) of Democracy

Democratic Realism and Elite Rule: Does Democracy Work Because It Doesn’t Work?
Jason Brennan

Deweyan Democratic Deliberation
Catherine Elgin
The Epistemic Pathologies of Elections and the Lottocratic Alternative
Alexander Guerrero
The Basis of Political Equality
Thomas Christiano
Veritism and Epistemic Democracy
Michael Hannon

Disagreement and Polarization

Epistemic Arrogance in Public Discourse
Michael Lynch

The Real Problem with Polarization
Robert Talisse
Deep Disagreement and Political Polarization
Jeroen de Ridder
When Should We Disagree About Politics?
Jennifer Lackey