CFP: Safety Condition for Knowledge and Religious Epistemology (Oxford 12-13 June, 2013)
March 10, 2013 — 13:07

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Call for Papers
Workshop on Religious Epistemology and the Safety Condition for Knowledge
Oxford University 12 & 13 June 2013
The New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology project at Oxford University invites the submission of papers related to the application of the safety condition for knowledge to any question in the philosophy of religion or analytic theology.
Keynote Speakers: Timothy Williamson (Oxford)
Duncan Pritchard (Edinburgh)
Papers should be suitable for blind review and be no longer than 4000 words in length. Submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter including the name, affiliation, and contact details of the author.
Papers should be submitted to giorgia.carta@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.
Submission deadline is 15 April, 2013.
Partial funding is available to support travel and accommodation expenses for speakers.
Further details of the New Insights project can be found at www.newinsights.ox.ac.uk
This workshop is made possible by the John Templeton Foundation

Oxford Workshop on Religious Epistemology 13-14 March 2013
March 3, 2013 — 5:50

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Religious Epistemology, Contextualism, and Pragmatic Encroachment
New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology Workshop
Oxford University

Wednesday, 13 March, 2013:
9:30-10:00 Coffee/Registration
10:00-11:30 1st Paper: Matthew Benton (Oxford)
“Pragmatic Encroachment & Religious Knowledge”
Commentator: Tim Pickavance (Biola)
11:30-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-3:00 2nd paper: Michael Pace (Chapman)
“Pragmatic Encroachment & the Nature of Faith”
Commentator: Julien Dutant (Geneva)
3:00-3:30 COFFEE
3:30- 5:00 3rd paper: Charity Anderson (Oxford) & John Hawthorne (Oxford)
“Knowledge, Practical Adequacy, and Stakes”
Commentator: Sandy Goldberg (Northwestern)
DINNER: 7:00
THURSDAY, 14 March, 2013:
9:30-10:00 COFFEE
10:00-11:30 4th Paper: Stephen Ogden (Yale)
“A Contextualist Look at Skeptical Theism”
Commentator: Amia Srinivasan (Oxford)
11:30-1:30 LUNCH
1:30-3:00: 5th Paper Tim Pickavance (Biola) and Daniel Eaton (Texas)
“Wagering on Pragmatic Encroachment”
Commentator: Jeffrey Russell (Oxford)
3:00-3:30 COFFEE
3:30-5:00 6th Paper: Jeremy Fantl (Calgary) and Matthew McGrath (Missouri)a
“On Two Ultimately Unsuccessful Objections to
Pragmatic Encroachment”
Commentator: Jane Friedman (Oxford)
Venue: Seminar Room, 3rd Floor, Radcliffe Humanities, Woodstock Road, Oxford.
To register, email giorgia.carta@philosophy.ox.ac.uk
Participants are expected to read the above papers prior to the event. Access to the conference papers will be provided to registered participants prior to the workshop.

Symposium on immoral forms of prayer 09-16 December
December 9, 2012 — 6:27

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The Association for the Philosophy of Judaism invites all interested parties to participate in an online symposium on Saul Smilansky’s paper “A problem about the morality of some common forms of prayer” (Ratio 2012 XXV: 207-15).
Opening comments have been made by Professor Scott Davison (Morehead State) and Professor Smilansky
The symposium can be found at http://www.theapj.com/symposium-on-some-immoral-forms-of-prayer-09-16-december/

Call for Papers: Workshop in Religious Epistemology at Oxford University
November 26, 2012 — 5:37

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Call for Papers
Workshop on Religious Epistemology, Contextualism, and Pragmatic Encroachment
Oxford University 13 &14 March 2013
The New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology project at Oxford University invites the submission of papers related to the application of contextualism and pragmatic encroachment to any question in the philosophy of religion or analytic theology.
Papers should be suitable for blind review and be no longer than 3000 words in length. Submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter including the name, affiliation, and contact details of the author.
Papers should be submitted to giorgia.carta@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.
Submission deadline is January 15, 2013.
Further details of the New Insights project can be found at www.newinsights.ox.ac.uk

Job in Religious Epistemology at Oxford University
November 26, 2012 — 5:33

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Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellowship to work on the Project New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology hosted by the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford. The post is fixed-term for the period 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2015.
The Project, valued at £1.3million and directed by Professor John Hawthorne, has been made possible by the generous support of the John Templeton Foundation. It aims to bring recent developments in epistemology to bear on topics in the philosophy of religion in a way that will open up new channels of research in religious epistemology. The project is centred around, but not limited to, interesting and novel applications developing out of six main topics: (i) contextualism and pragmatic encroachment; (ii) safety and knowledge; (iii) epistemic defeat; (iv) testimony; (v) formal epistemology; and (vi) etiology of belief.
You must demonstrate expertise in epistemology and/or philosophy of religion, with evidence of the ability to undertake significant research in philosophy which will contribute to the aims of the project. It is expected that the successful candidates will author several publications as a direct consequence of their involvement with the project. You must hold a Bachelor/Master’s degree and be close to the completion of a PhD.
You will work under the guidance of the Director of the Project, and will also be expected to work in collaboration with other members of the Project’s team and with external collaborators.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online, no later than noon on Thursday 31 January 2013.To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=105491