University of Nottingham

Bloomsbury Epistemology Group

Bloomsbury Epistemology Group



Welcome to the Bloomsbury Epistemology Group!

These meetings are intended to provide philosophers in (or around) London an opportunity to discuss their ideas with an intimate group of epistemologically-inclined individuals. At each meeting one person presents a work in progress to the group for feedback. These presentations may be formal (e.g., powerpoint, handouts, tuxedos, whatever) or informal (e.g., talking through a new idea before a paper is written). Speakers may or may not circulate a paper in advance. 

Our meetings are typically held on Mondays at 4pm on a fortnightly basis, and each meeting is expected to run until about 5:30pm.  These meetings are held in room 280 on the second floor of the Senate House in Bloomsbury (hence the group's name).

Our speakers:

Feb 12.  
Alison Hills (Oxford) 
Can there be second-hand understanding? 

Feb 26.  
Ofra Magidor (Oxford)
How both you and the brain in a vat can know whether or not you are envatted

Mar 12.  
Kurt Sylvan (Southampton)
Knowledge and the Presentation of Reality

Mar 26.  
Rachel Elizabeth Fraser (Cambridge)
Narrative Testimony

April 16.   
Ian James Kidd (Nottingham)
The Vices of Epistemic Laziness

April 30.  
Georgi Gardiner (Oxford)
Profiling, Safety, and Legal Standards of Proof

If you would like to join our mailing list and participate in our meetings, please email me at:

This group is made possible by the generous support of the Institute of Philosophy