Georgetown Workshop

Political Epistemology Workshop
Georgetown University, 25-26 October, 2018

We are organizing a workshop for 14 authors contributing to a volume titled Political Epistemology. This 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

The Basis of Political Equality
Thomas Christiano

The Grounds of Political Legitimacy
Fabienne Peter

Weaponized Skepticism
Regina Rini

Why not to Base Immigration Policy on Attitudes about High-Quality Immigrants
Kristoffer Ahlstrom-Vij



The Epistemic Merits (and Limitations) of Democracy

Does Public Reason Liberalism Rest on a Mistake? Democracy's Doxastic and Epistemic Problems
Jason Brennan

The Epistemic Pathologies of Elections and the Sensibility of Lottocracy
Alexander Guerrero

On Democracy as Symmetrical Subjection
David Estlund

Truth, Understanding, and Epistemic Democracy
Michael Hannon



Disagreement and Polarization

Epistemic Arrogance in Public Discourse
Michael Lynch

The Real Problem with Polarization
Robert Talisse

Civic Disagreement & Epistemic Peers: Building Mutual Respect
Elizabeth Edenberg

Deep Disagreement and Political Polarization
Jeroen de Ridder

When Should We Disagree About Politics?
Jennifer Lackey

This event is generously supported by