February 16, 2022 at 7:15 pm

Philosophy Forum | Epistemic Fallibilism, Necessity, and Certainty, March 3

Wayne A. Davis, portrait

Wayne A. Davis

From Ohio University News

The Ohio University Philosophy Forum presents a public lecture by Wayne A. Davis on “Epistemic Fallibilism, Necessity, and Certainty” on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at 4 p.m. in Porter 104.

Davis’ talk will be livestreamed for those who cannot attend in person. To attend virtually, please register for the livestreaming.

Davis is professor emeritus of philosophy and president of the Faculty Senate at Georgetown University. His research interests are centered in philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, epistemology, and logic, with a main focus on the nature of mental states (particularly belief, desire, and thought) and the concept of meaning.

Davis is the author of An Introduction to Logic (Prentice-Hall, 1986), Implicature (Cambridge, 1998), Meaning, Expression, and Thought (Cambridge, 2003), Nondescriptive Meaning and Reference (Oxford, 2005), and Irregular Negations, Implicature, and Idioms (Springer 2016). He has authored numerous articles on logic, philosophy of science, epistemology, philosophical psychology, philosophy of language, and pragmatics in Philosophical Review, Mind, Philosophical Studies, Noûs, Linguistics and Philosophy, The Journal of PragmaticsIntercultural Pragmatics, and other journals. He is editor-in-chief of Philosophical Studies.

The Ohio University Philosophy Forum, established in 1994, gives students the opportunity to study recent work of leading philosophers. Every spring term, the graduate students in the Philosophy Department in the College of Arts & Sciences take a seminar on the recent work of the year’s forum speaker, and later in the term, the students meet the speaker for three days, attending a public lecture and three intensive seminars led by the speaker.

The Forum has brought to campus prominent philosophers such as Robert Nozick, Daniel Dennett, Hilary Putnam, Alasdair MacIntyre, Cora Diamond, Arthur Fine, Simon Blackburn, Susan Haack, Julia Annas, Lynne Rudder Baker, T. M. Scanlon, James Woodward, Michael Williams, Kirk Ludwig, Bas van Fraassen, Ruth Millikan, Noel Carroll, Peter Godfrey-Smith, Philip Kitcher, Michael Bratman, Elliot Sober, John Burgess, Marya Schechtman, John Doris, and Rachana Kamtekar.

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