Seminar Series: New Directions in Political Epistemology

We run a seminar series titled New Directions in Political Epistemology. We invite speakers from all over the world to present cutting-edge research at the intersection of epistemology and political philosophy. Our seminar convenes in London's Senate House approximately every two weeks from 5pm to 6:30pm. To join our mailing list, please contact us


September 24, 2018

Arrogance, Truth and Public Discourse
Michael P. Lynch
Professor of Philosophy, University of Connecticut

Montague Room (Senate House)


November 5, 2018

Epistemologies of Terrorism
Quassim Cassam
Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick

Room 246 (Senate House)

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November 19, 2018

The Proper Role of Science in Liberal Democracy
Klemens Kappel
Professor of Philosophy, University of Copenhagen

Room 246 (Senate House)


Dec 3, 2018

Political Polarization & Deep Disagreement
Jeroen de Ridder
Associate Professor of Philosophy, VU Amsterdam

Gordon Room (G34, Senate House)



January 14, 2019

What our Epistemic Concepts Should Do
Lisa Miracchi
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, U Penn

Room 246 (Senate House)


January 28, 2019

Social Media and Democracy Are Incompatible - Now What?
Regina Rini
Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Moral and Social Cognition, York University

Room 246 (Senate House)



February 11, 2019

Why Knowers Should be Closed-Minded
Jeremy Fantl
Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Calgary

Montague Room (G26, Senate House)


February 25, 2019

Moral Recklessness in Politics
Fabienne Peter
Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick

Room 234 (Senate House)



March 11, 2019

Epistemic Asymmetries in Political Cognition
Robin McKenna
Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Liverpool

Gordon Room (G34, Senate House)


April 8, 2019

Rawlsian Disagreement and Epistemic Peers
Elizabeth Edenberg
Senior Ethicist of Ethics Lab, Georgetown University

Gordon Room (G34, Senate House)