2nd Annual PEN conference

2nd Annual Political Epistemology Conference

Dec. 13-14, 2019


Keynote speakers

Alessandra Tanesini
Professor of Philosophy, Cardiff

Hélène Landemore
Associate Professor of Political Science, Yale

Lisa Herzog
Professor of Philosophy, University of Groningen


Location: Amsterdam, The Trippenhuis


Conference Description

Political epistemology is an emerging interdisciplinary area of research in which scholars come together to think about questions at the intersection of epistemology, political philosophy, and the social sciences. Topics include:

Truth, ignorance, and misinformation in politics
Epistemic and deliberative democracy
Ignorance and misinformation in politics
Deep disagreement and its political significance
Political polarization
Epistemic paternalism
Epistemic injustice
Trust and expertise in politics
Propaganda, states, and corporations
Cognitive biases, stereotypes, and motivated beliefs
Business, technology and digital political manipulation
Regulation of (the market for) information

This workshop is intended to represent the best work exploring these and other issues at the intersection of epistemology, political philosophy, and social science