• Bannière 1 : Abu-l-Ala al-Maari

Regina Rini (York University) - 17 nov.

Le département de philosophie de l’UQAM a le plaisir d'accueillir la professeure Regina Rini (York University) qui présentera une conférence intitulée « Trust as the fundamental epistemic virtue ».

Date : Vendredi 17 novembre, de 15h à 17h

La conférence aura lieu en format hybride, soit en présentiel à la salle W-5215 de l’UQAM et simultanément sur Zoom.

Le formulaire d’invitation pour la session Zoom se trouve à cette adresse : https://uqam.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqduitqjkrG9EeFfcSJLMV6ppDE57Kq_hN

Résumé: Interpersonal trust might seem like a mere tangent to the concerns of epistemology. At most, epistemologists admit a role for trust in justifying our reliance on testimony, itself a sideline concern from the ‘core’ epistemology of perception and reasoning. But I will argue that this is entirely backwards. Far from lurking in the epistemic margins, interpersonal trust should be understood as the fundamental epistemic virtue. That is because trust is the normative dimension of our unavoidable epistemic dependence. Humans cannot escape relying on one another, both for knowledge of the world and for calibration of our perceptual and reasoning capacities. Trust occurs when this dependence is volitionally accepted and brought under normative governance through mutual accountability. This leads, I will claim, to a radical revisioning of epistemology. All epistemic normativity flows from the regulation of interpersonal trust; there is no such thing as normative epistemology without it. If I am right, we will also need to trace some unexpected implications for how we evaluate arguments within epistemology and for our understanding of the relationship between epistemology and ethics.

Bio: Regina Rini holds the Canada Research Chair in Social Reasoning and teaches in the Philosophy Department at York University. She works on a range of topics in ethics, epistemology, and political philosophy, with particular attention to how new technologies impact social norms. She also writes regularly for public audiences, including a column in the Times Literary Supplement and short essays in the New York Times and the Guardian. Her most recent book is The Ethics of Microaggression. She is currently writing a book on the role of epistemology in public life.

Pour plus d’informations, veuillez SVP contacter Mauro Rossi (UQAM) à rossi.mauro@uqam.ca

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