2nd Annual PEN conference

2nd Annual Political Epistemology Conference


Keynote speakers

Alessandra Tanesini
Professor of Philosophy, Cardiff

Hélène Landemore
Associate Professor of Political Science, Yale

Lisa Herzog
Professor of Political Philosophy, Technical University Munich


Dec. 13-14, 2019

The Trippenhuis



We invite submissions of anonymized abstracts (approx. 500 words) on any topic in political epistemology.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: September 1, 2019.

Please send your abstract to:politicalepistemologyconf@gmail.com with an email subject line: Political Epistemology CFP.

Each speaker will be assigned a commentator, so please bear in mind that you should have a complete draft ready by Monday 25 November 2019 so that we can guarantee that commentators have a chance to prepare their response.

Eight applicants will be selected to present their work at the conference in Amsterdam on December 13-14, 2019; two slots are specifically reserved for PhD students.

We will provide lunch and refreshments throughout the conference.

We particularly welcome submissions addressing new or underexplored topics, submissions from a variety of philosophical traditions, and submissions of an interdisciplinary nature.

We highly encourage submissions from members of traditionally underrepresented groups.

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