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CFP Announcement: Workshop on Testimony and Religious Epistemology

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CFP: Workshop on Testimony and Religious Epistemology

Submission deadline: Friday, April 25 2014

Conference date(s):
Tuesday, June 24 2014 - Wednesday, June 25 2014

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Conference Venue:

Oxford University
Oxford, United Kingdom

Topic areas
Epistemology
Philosophy of Religion

Details
The New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology project at Oxford University invites the submission of papers related to the application of epistemic issues raised in the context of testimony to any question in the philosophy of religion or analytic theology.
Papers should be suitable for blind review and be no longer than 4000 words in length. Submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter including the name, affiliation, and contact details of the author.

Papers should be submitted to giorgia.carta@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

Submission deadline is 25 April, 2014.

Partial funding is available to support travel and accommodation expenses for speakers.

Further details of…

Forthcoming Phil. of Rel. Articles in Philosophy Compass

Colin, James. ‘Semantic Inferentialism and the Evolutionary Argument against Naturalism’ 
Provisional abstract: Alvin Plantinga’s evolutionary argument against naturalism makes the case that the conjunction of evolutionary theory and naturalism cannot be rationally believed, as, if both evolutionary theory and naturalism were true, it would be highly unlikely that our cognitive faculties are reliable. I present Plantinga’s evolutionary argument against naturalism and survey a theory of meaning espoused by Robert Brandom, known as semantic inferentialism. I argue that if one accepts semantic inferentialism, as it is developed by Brandom, then Plantinga’s motivation for the evolutionary argument against naturalism is undermined.
Scrutton, Anastasia. ‘Divine passibility: God and emotion’
Provisional abstract: While the impassibility debate has traditionally been construed in terms of whether God suffers, recent philosophy of religion has interpreted it in terms of whether God has emotions…

CFP Announcement: Workshop on Defeat and Religious Epistemology

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CFP: Workshop on Defeat and Religious Epistemology
Submission deadline: Monday, January 20 2014
Conference date(s): Monday, March 17 2014 - Tuesday, March 18 2014

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Conference Venue: Oxford University 
Oxford, United Kingdom

Topic areas Epistemology Philosophy of Religion
Details
The New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology project at Oxford University invites the submission of papers related to the application of issues concerning epistemic defeat to any question in the philosophy of religion or analytic theology.

Papers should be suitable for blind review and be no longer than 4000 words in length. Submissions should be accompanied by a cover letter including the name, affiliation, and contact details of the author.

Papers should be submitted to giorgia.carta@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

Submission deadline is 20 January, 2014.

Partial funding is available to support travel and accommodation expenses for speakers.

Further details of the New Insights…

Announcement: Research Project Opportunity

On behalf of Klaas Kraay:

Dear Colleagues,
I am delighted to announce the launch of a research project entitled “Theism: An Axiological Investigation”. This Templeton-funded project will support various initiatives, including one Research Fellowship for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Junior, mid-career, and senior philosophers are all welcome to apply for this position. The successful applicant will either receive a stipend/salary or funds for teaching release.
To learn more about this project, and to see the call for applications for the Research Fellowship, please visit the project website:
www.ryerson.ca/~kraay/theism.html
Applications are due on June 14, 2013.
-         Klaas

Special Issue of Religious Studies on Schellenberg's Work in Philosophy of Religion

J.L. Schellenberg is arguably the most important contemporary philosopher of religion, and it looks as though his groundbreakingseriesofbooks will continue to be a focal point of discussion in the field for years to come. We noted on another occasion that an APA session and a recent issue of Philowere devoted to his work, and now Religious Studies has done the same.
Schellenberg's series of books in philosophy of religion constitute the most important systematic body of work in philosophy of religion since -- when? One might point to the publication of Swinburne's tetralogy, but Schellenberg's series strikes me as much more significant in terms of its contribution to progress in foundational issues in philosophy of religion, as well as its depth, subtlety, intellectual honesty, and argumentative force.