New York-China

Epistemology Conference: 2018



For a week in October, Fordham hosted a gathering of
epistemologists from China at its Lincoln Center campus in Manhattan.
See below for a schedule of events, along with some photos…


Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus
October 18-20, 2018


DAY 1: October 18 (Thursday)
Location: 140 West 62nd Street, Room 460

9:00-9:55 a.m. 
Speaker: Ju Wang (Fudan)
Title: “Cognitive Enhancement and The Value of Cognitive Achievement”

 10:00-10:55 a.m.
Speaker: Qiqi Wang (Xiamen)
Title: “Intuition, Understanding and Self-evidence”

Speaker: Xiaoxing Zhang (Yunnan)
Title: “Virtue Reliabilism and Competition”

 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Lunch (off site) 

Free time

Speaker: Zhu Xu (East China Normal)
Title: "Imagination and Understanding" 

Speaker: Xingming Hu (Nanjing)
Title: "Zhuangzi on How to Become Wise"  

Speaker: Ru Ye (Wuhan) 
Title: “Permissivism and Arbitrariness” 

Dinner (off site) 


 DAY 2: October 19 (Friday) 
Location: 12th Floor Lounge, Lowenstein Building** 

9:30-10:50 a.m.
Speaker: Ernest Sosa (Rutgers)
Title: “Telic Normativity”
Commentator: Xingming Hu (Nanjing) 

Speaker: Weiping Zheng (Xiamen)
Title: “Norms of Assertion and Chinese Speech Wisdom”
Commentator: Harvey Lederman (Princeton) 

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Lunch (on site)

Free time

Speaker: Jane Friedman (NYU)
Title: “Checking Again”
Commentator: Ru Ye (Wuhan)

Speaker: Jiaming Chen (Shanghai Jiao Tong)
Title: “Understanding, Reasons, and Explanation”
Commentator: John Greco (St. Louis)

6:30 (off site)


DAY 3: October 20 (Saturday) 
Location: 12th Floor Lounge, Lowenstein Building**  

9:30-10:50 a.m.
Speaker: Heather Battaly (Connecticut)
Title: “Can Closed-Mindedness be an Intellectual Virtue?”
Commentator: Zhu Xu (East China Normal) 

Speaker: Zhenhua Yu (East China Normal)
Title: “Tacit Knowledge: Towards a Pragmatic Turn in Epistemology”
Commentator: Selim Berker (Harvard)

 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Lunch (on site)

Free time

Speaker: Miriam Schoenfeld (MIT)
Title: "Higher Order Evidence and the Perspective of Doubt"
Commentator: Xiaoxing Zhang (Yunnan University)

Speaker: Lu Teng (NYU Shanghai)
Title: “The Epistemic Insignificance of the Feeling of Presence”
Commentator: Nico Silins (Cornell)

Dinner (off site)


Commentators-at-large: Eddy Chen (Rutgers), Qilin Li (Peking), Michael Hannon (Institute of Philosophy), Diana Heney (Fordham), and Julia Staffel (Colorado)


China-Based Participants

Jiaming Chen (Shanghai Jiaotong)

Xingming Hu (Nanjing)

Qilin Li (Peking)

Lu Teng (NYU Shanghai)

Ju Wang (Fudan)

Qiqi Wang (Xiamen)

Zhu Xu (ECNU)  

Ru Ye (Wuhan) 

Zhenhua Yu (ECNU)

Xiaoxing Zhang (Yunnan)

Weiping Zheng (Xiamen) 


U.S.-Based Participants

Heather Battaly (Connecticut)

Selim Berker (Harvard)

Eddy Chen (Rutgers)

Jane Friedman (NYU)

John Greco (St. Louis)

Stephen Grimm (Fordham)

Michael Hannon (Institute of Philosophy)

Diana Heney (Fordham)

Harvey Lederman (Princeton)

Miriam Schoenfield (MIT)

Nico Silins (Cornell)

Ernest Sosa (Rutgers)

Julia Staffel (Colorado)


Other events included a special meeting of Fordham's Epistemology and Ethics Group, featuring Daniel Singer (Penn), on October 16. See below for some photos!