Humane Understanding Conference

Fordham University, New York City (Lincoln Center Campus)

May 31-June 1, 2019

As work on the nature of understanding has expanded in recent years, there has been increasing interest in the question of what might be distinctive about our understanding of other people, or humane understanding.

Our conference will explore this question, and consider how recent debates might be enriched by insights from areas such as epistemology, the philosophy of science, the philosophy of social science, the hermeneutical tradition, and the “verstehen” tradition in Continental philosophy.



Olivia Bailey (Tulane)

Carlo Davia (Fordham)

Kristin Gjesdal (Temple)

Stephen R. Grimm (Fordham)

Michael Hannon (Nottingham)

Kareem Khalifa (Middlebury)

Antonia Peacocke (NYU/Stanford)

Michael Strevens (NYU)

Karsten Stueber (Holy Cross)

Christiana Werner (Göttingen)

Commentators at Large:

Remy Debes (Memphis)

Alexander Prescott Couch (Oxford)

Rene van Woudenberg (VU Amsterdam)