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Young Epistemologist Prize - 2015

This will be the eleventh bi-annual Young Epistemologist Prize (YEP) to be awarded.  To be eligible, a person must have a Ph.D. obtained by the time of the submission of the paper but not earlier than ten (10) years prior to the date of the conference.  Thus, for the Rutgers Epistemology Conference 8-9 May, 2015, the Ph.D. must have been awarded between May 8, 2005, and November 10, 2014.

The author of the prize winning essay will present it at the Rutgers Epistemology Conference and it will be published in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.  The winner of the prize will receive an award of $1,000 plus all travel and lodging expenses connected with attending the conference.

The essay may be in any area of epistemology.  It must be limited to 6,000 words (including the footnotes but not the bibliography).  Please send two copies of the paper as email attachments in a pdf format to:

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One copy must mask the author’s identity so that it can be evaluated blindly.  The second copy must be in a form suitable for publication.  The email should have the subject:  “YEP Submission.”  The email must be sent by 8 pm (EST) on November 10, 2014. The winner of the prize will be announced by February 16, 2015.

By submitting the essay, the author agrees not to submit it to another publication venue prior to February 16, 2015, and agrees i) to present the paper at the Rutgers Epistemology Conference, ii) to have it posted on the conference webpage, and iii) to have it published in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.

All questions about the Young Epistemologist Prize should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2013 Young Epistemology Prize

 

Young Epistemologist Prize - 2013

This will be the eighth bi-annual Young Epistemologist Prize (YEP) to be awarded.  To be eligible, a person must have a Ph.D. obtained by the time of the submission of the paper but not earlier than ten (10) years prior to the date of the conference.  Thus, for the Conference in May, 2013, the Ph.D. must have been awarded between May 11, 2003, and November 12, 2012.

The author of the prize winning essay will present it at the Conference and it will be published in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.  The winner of the prize will receive an award of $1,000 plus all travel and lodging expenses connected with attending the Conference.

The essay may be in any area of epistemology.  It must be limited to 6,000 words (including the footnotes but not the bibliography).  Please send two copies of the paper as email attachments in a .pdf or .doc format to: 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

One copy must mask the author’s identity so that it can be judged blindly.  The second copy must be in a form suitable for publication.  The email should have the subject:  “YEP Submission.”  The email must be sent by 8 pm (EST) on November 12, 2012. The winner of the prize will be announced by February 15, 2013.

By submitting the essay, the author agrees not to submit it to another publication venue prior to February 15, 2013, and agrees i) to present the paper at the Rutgers Epistemology Conference, ii) to have it posted on the Conference Webpage, and iii) to have it published in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.

All questions about the Young Epistemologist Prize should be sent to the YEP email address (given above).

Please submit a paper and/or remind your colleagues about the YEP.

2015 Hotel Information

Where to Stay

All sessions will be held at the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, NJ. A limited number of reduced-priced rooms are available to those attending the Conference. The reduced rate is $144 per night for a single or double room. To reserve rooms, please use this webpage:

https://resweb.passkey.com/go/RUEpistemology2015

If for some reason that fails, call 1-888-421-1442 and inform the reservation clerk that you will be attending the "Rutgers University Epistemology Conference," and give him/her this reservation code "RU Epistemology." You definitely should make the reservations before April 19th and I would suggest making them as soon as possible to make certain that you get a room at the reduced rate. After that date, there is no guarantee that rooms will be available at all since the hotel tends to be fully booked.

For more general information about the Hyatt, visit their website at: http://newbrunswick.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/

Transportation

Flying: If you are flying, you should fly into the Newark Airport which is about 25 miles from the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick, and then either take the train to New Brunswick or take the State Shuttle from the airport (see below). The train connection is easy and lot cheaper. The Hyatt is about one quarter of a mile from the train station in New Brunswick.

Flying into one of the other “local” airports (John F. Kennedy or La Guardia) is possible but not desirable since they are about 2 hours away from the Hyatt and the transportation costs from/to the airport are much greater. For example, the one way cost of the State Shuttle from JFK is $114 and from La Guardia it is $109.

Train: Assuming you fly to the Newark airport, once you get to your terminal follow the signs to the monorail "airtrain" that will connect you to the New Jersey Transit Line that goes to New Brunswick. As of July, 2012, the cost on NJ transit is $14.50 (one way). Buy your ticket using the vending machine. The ticket price includes getting from the terminal to the NJ Transit line station.  (There is a $5 surcharge for buying the ticket on the train.)

Once you get to New Brunswick and get off the train, walk towards the back of the train until you get to the elevator or steps on your left, go down the elevator or steps, turn right and in 15 yards turn right again onto George St.  Go to the first light, cross the street (Albany Street) and turn left and cross the street (George St.). The hotel is one block downhill on your right. Big Sign - you can't miss it. (If you want to take a taxi, they are available at the train station; but it’s a really short walk)

There will be a direct train from the NJ Transit station at the airport to New Brunswick about every half hour unless you arrive fairly late at night (after 10:00 pm) or very early in the morning (before 7:00 am). Check this website for more information about the airtrain: http://www.citidex.com/special/airporttrans/ewr_airtrain.html and this site for information about the NJ Transit line: http://www.njtransit.com . You'll see that some trains require transferring in Newark. My advice is to take a train that does not require a transfer.

Train service is available from New York and Philadelphia via NJ Transit on the North East Corridor Line.  (Make certain the train you take is scheduled to stop in New Brunswick.)

Reservations for the State Shuttle should be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling the State Shuttle at (800) 427-3207 or through their website at http://stateshuttle.com . As of July, 2012, the fare for one person from the Newark airport to the Hyatt Regency in New Brunswick is $43 plus tolls and gratuity, for two people the cost is $53 plus tolls and gratuity.

2013 Epistemology Program

RUTGERS EPISTEMOLOGY

CONFERENCE – 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013         

Session I
 
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Brian Weatherson
University of Michigan
“Games, Credences and Beliefs”

LUNCH   
12:00 PM ‐ 1:15 PM
(Buffet in Hotel)

Session II
 
1:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Young Epistemologist Prize Winner
Daniel Greco
Yale University (begin Fall 2013)
"Iteration and Fragmentation”

BREAK       
3:15 PM ‐ 3:45 PM
(Complimentary Refreshments)

Session III
 
3:45 PM – 5:30 PM
Matthew McGrath
University of Missouri
Looks and Perceptual Justification

DINNER     
5:30 PM ‐ 7:30 PM

Session IV 

7:30 PM – 9:15 PM
Tamar Gendler
Yale University
Using Knowledge

RECEPTION
9:30 PM ‐ 11:00 PM
Complimentary)

 

 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Session V    

10:00 AM – 11:45 AM
David Sosa
University of Texas, Austin
"The Unimportance of Being Earnest"

LUNCH         
12:00 PM ‐ 1:30 PM

Session VI    

1:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Susanna Siegel
Harvard University
" How is wishful seeing like wishful thinking? "

BREAK         
3:30 PM ‐ 4:15 PM
(Complimentary Refreshments)

Session VII   

4:15 PM – 6:00 PM
Sanford Goldberg
Northwestern University
"Epistemic Entitlement and Luck "

Discussants

Imogen Dickie            
University of Toronto

Adam Elga
Princeton University

Pascal Engel              
University of Geneva 

Baron Reed
Northwestern University       


All sessions will be held in the Brunswick Ballroom


Returning Invited Participants

Fred Adams, Robert Almeder, Robert Audi, Paul Boghossian, Anthony Brueckner, David Christensen, Stewart Cohen, Earl Conee, Joseph Cruz, Catherine Elgin, Hartry Field, Elizabeth Fricker, Alvin Goldman, John Greco, Gilbert Harman, Mark Johnston, Hilary Kornblith, William Lycan, Jack Lyons, Ram Neta, George Pappas, James Pryor, Joel Pust, Mark Richard, Sherrilyn Roush, Robert Shope, Ernest Sosa, Matthias Steup, Scott Sturgeon, Jonathan Sutton, Gerald Vision, Jonathan Vogel, Jonathan Weisberg, Roger White

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There is no registration fee for the conference, but please notify David Rose, the conference manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,
if you plan to attend. All sessions will be held at the Hyatt in New Brunswick, NJ, in the Brunswick Ballroom. Reduced room rates
are available to those attending the Conference. For hotel and travel information as well as the posted papers, please visit our
website: http://epistemology.rutgers.edu. 

 
"How is wishful seeing like wishful thinking?"

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