Humanities Council Short Term Fellow Colloquium

Oct 29, 2021, 4:00 pm6:00 pm
Robertson Hall, Bowl 16



Event Description

Miriam Schoenfield

(University of Texas at Austin)

"Debating Permissivism with Metaepistemology in Mind"

***Please note the change in location***

This is now offered as a hybrid event.

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 In this talk I'll offer my response to the some of the recent "second-wave" arguments against permissivism. My response will be of a somewhat unconventional variety. Rather than arguing for permissivism, I'll argue that my metaepistemologically-inclined opponents (like Dogramaci and Horowitz) don't actually believe what they are saying.  In fact they are best interpreted as being permissivists like me. If they do in fact disagree with me that should, I believe, manifest in some way other than their utterances of sentences like impermissivism is true" so I'll also consider whether (purported) impermissivists would or should respond in some distinctive way to higher order evidence and disagreement.