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Religious Epistemology, Contextualism, and Pragmatic Encroachment

New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology, a series of workshops held in Oxford University on 13th-14th March and 12th-13th June 2013.
The aim of this project is to make a bold and lasting impact on religious epistemology.
This project aims to bring recent developments in epistemology to bear on topics in the philosophy of religion in a way that will open up new channels of research in religious epistemology. The project is centered around, but not limited to, interesting and novel applications developing out of six main topics: (i) contextualism and pragmatic encroachment, (ii) safety and knowledge, (iii) epistemic defeat, (iv) testimony, (v) formal epistemology, and (vi) etiology of belief.
The project will be led by John Hawthorne and will involve 3 postdoctoral researchers, 3 PhD students, 22 visiting research fellowships, 9 public lectures, 4 roundtable discussions, 6 workshops, and 1 major international conference.
This project, valued at 1.3 million GBP, has been made possible by the generous support of the John Templeton Foundation.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Creative Commons Deliberation welcomes prediction Alan Hájek (Australian National University) gives a talk for the New Insights seminar series on 21st May 2015. Alan Hájek 24 Jul 2015
2 Reasoning with Plenitude Roger White (MIT) gives the final talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. Roger White 14 Jul 2015
3 Testimony, Error, and Reasonable Belief in Medieval Religious Epistemology Richard Cross (Notre Dame) gives a talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. The commentator is Christina Van Dyke, Calvin Richard Cross, Christina Van Dyke 14 Jul 2015
4 Fine-Tuning Fine-Tuning John Hawthorne (Oxford/USC) gives a talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. John Hawthorne 14 Jul 2015
5 What is Justified Group Belief Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern) gives a talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. Jennifer Lackey 14 Jul 2015
6 Foundations of the Fine-Tuning Argument Hans Halvorson (Princeton) give a talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. The commentator is John Pittard (Yale). Hans Halvorson, John Pittard 14 Jul 2015
7 How to Appear to Know that God Exists Keith DeRose (Yale), gives a talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. The commentator is Jane Friedman (NYU). Keith DeRose, Jane Friedman 14 Jul 2015
8 Show and Tell Paulina Sliwa (Cambridge) gives the first talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. Paulina Sliwa 14 Jul 2015
9 The Rev’d Mr Bayes and the Life Everlasting Peter van Inwagen (Notre Dame) gives the second talk for the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. The commentator is Jeffrey Sanford Russell (USC). Peter Van Inwagen, Jeffrey Sanford Russell 14 Jul 2015
10 Phenomenal Conservatism and Religious Belief Richard Swinburne, University of Oxford, gives the first talk in the New Insights in Religious Epistemology International Conference, held in Oxford in June 2015. Richard Swinburne 14 Jul 2015
11 Skeptical Theism and the Future First talk given by Cameron Domenico Kirk-Giannini (Rutgers) at the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop on Formal Epistemology and Religious Epistemology, Oxford University, 8 December 2014. Cameron Domenico Kirk-Giannini 09 Feb 2015
12 Foundations for an Accuracy-based Approach to Imprecise Credence Second talk given by Jason Konek (Bristol) and Billy Dunaway (Oxford) at the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop on Formal Epistemology and Religious Epistemology, Oxford University, 8 December 2014. Jason Konek, Billy Dunaway 09 Feb 2015
13 Divine Indifference, or Whatever Third talk given by Jonathan Weisberg (Toronto) at the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop on Formal Epistemology and Religious Epistemology, Oxford University, 8 December 2014. Jonathan Weisberg 09 Feb 2015
14 Against the Orthodoxy: Rethinking Epistemic Reasons and Pascal's Wager Fourth talk given by Rima Basu (USC) at the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop on Formal Epistemology and Religious Epistemology, Oxford University, 9 December 2014. Rima Basu 09 Feb 2015
15 Salvaging Pascal's Wager Fifth talk given by Liz Jackson (Nortre Dame) at the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop on Formal Epistemology and Religious Epistemology, Oxford University, 9 December 2014. Liz Jackson 09 Feb 2015
16 Updating on Evil Sixth and final talk given by Professor Roger White (MIT) at the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop Formal Epistemology and Religious Epistemology, Oxford University, 9 December 2014. Roger White 06 Feb 2015
17 Creative Commons Epistemic Intuitions and Defeaters for Noninferential Religious Belief Sixth and final talk given by Professor Michael Bergmann (Purdue) at the Defeat and Religious Epistemology for the New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology Workshop, Oxford University on 17th March 2014 Michael Bergmann 15 Jul 2014
18 Creative Commons Defeaters, Proper Functioning, and the Evolutionary Argument against Naturalism Fifth talk given by Professor Edward Wierenga (Rochester) at the Defeat and Religious Epistemology for the New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology Workshop Oxford University held on 17th March 2014 Edward Wierenga 15 Jul 2014
19 Creative Commons Fundamental Disagreements and Defeat Fourth talk given by Professor John Pittard (Yale Divinity School) at the Defeat and Religious Epistemology for the New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology Workshop, Oxford University on 18th March 2014 John Pittard 15 Jul 2014
20 Creative Commons (Undercutting) Epistemic Defeat and the 'Conciliatory' Road to Agnosticism Second talk given by Dr. J. Adam Carter (Edinburgh) at the Defeat and Religious Epistemology from the New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology Workshop, Oxford University held on 17th March 2014 J Adam Carter 15 Jul 2014
21 Creative Commons Defeat, Testimony, and Miracles First talk given by Dr Charity Anderson (Oxford) at the Defeat and Religious Epistemology from the New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology Workshop Oxford University on 17th March 2014 Charitt Anderson 15 Jul 2014
22 Religious Belief and the Epistemology of Testimony Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern) gives the seventh and last presentation, as part of the Testimony and Religious Epistemology workshop, held on 24th and 25th June 2014 by New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop,Oxford University. Jennifer Lackey 08 Jul 2014
23 Epistemic Trust in Oneself and Others – An Argument from Analogy Lizzie Fricker (Oxford), gives the sixth presentation Testimony and Religious Epistemology workshop, held on 24th and 25th June 2014 by New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop, Oxford University Lizzie Fricker, Mikkel Gerken 08 Jul 2014
24 Limits on Religious Testimony: Lessons on Morality Laura Callahan (Oxford) gives the fifth presentation at the Testimony and Religious Epistemology workshop, held on 24th and 25th June 2014 by New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop Oxford University. Laura Callahan, Peter Graham 08 Jul 2014
25 Can Anti-Reductionism in the Epistemology of Testimony aid the case of Justified Religious Belief? Sandford Goldberg (Northwestern) gives the fourth presentation at the Testimony and Religious Epistemology held on 24th and 25th June 2014 by New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop, Oxford University. Sandford Goldberg, John Hawthorne 08 Jul 2014
26 Understanding and Knowing by Testimony Paulina Sliwa (Cambridge) gives the third presentation of the Testimony and Religious Epistemology workshop geld onb 24th and 25th June 2014 by New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop, Oxford University. Paulina Sliwa, Alison Hills 08 Jul 2014
27 An internalist, evidentialist, foundationalist, reductionist, egoist and otherwise unpopular account of testimonial justification Trent Dougherty (Baylor), gives the second presentation at the Testimony and Religious Epistemology workshop, held on 24th and 25th June 2014 by New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop Oxford University. Trent Dougherty 08 Jul 2014
28 Those Unwise People Still Dwelling in Their Senses’: Religious Speech, Moral Testimony and Audience (Mis)understanding Rachel Fraser (Oxford) gives the first presentation of the Testimony and Religious Epistemology, held on 24th and 25 June 2014 by the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop Oxford University. Rachel Fraser, Max Baker-Hytch 08 Jul 2014
29 Creative Commons The inevitable implausibility of physical determinism Richard G. Swinburne, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology seminar series. Richard Swinburne 12 May 2014
30 Creative Commons What is faith? New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology lecture by Dan Howard-Snyder (Washington), 29th October 2013. Dan Howard-Snyder 06 Nov 2013
31 Creative Commons Safe Disbelief Religious Epistemology and the Safety Condition for Knowledge, New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop, 12th-13th June 2013. Day one 1st paper by Julien Dutant. Comments from Yoaav Isaacs and chaired by Charity Anderson. Julien Dutant, Yoaav Isaacs, Charity Anderson 20 Jun 2013
32 Creative Commons Are We Luminous? Religious Epistemology and the Safety Condition for Knowledge, New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop, 12th-13th June 2013. Day one 2nd paper by Amia Srinivasan. Comments from Clayton Littlejohn and chaired by Matthew Benton. Amia Srinivasan, Clayton Littlejohn, Matthew Benton 20 Jun 2013
33 Creative Commons Knowledge and Safety Religious Epistemology and the Safety Condition for Knowledge, New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop, 12th-13th June 2013. Day one 3rd paper by Duncan Pritchard. Chaired by Declan Smithies. Duncan Pritchard, Declan Smithies 20 Jun 2013
34 Creative Commons When does Data Count as Evidence? Reflections on CORNEA, Safety and Sensitivity Religious Epistemology and the Safety Condition for Knowledge, New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop, 12th-13th June 2013. Day two 1st paper by Patrick Bondy. Comments from Sara Kier Praëm and chaired by Emil Moeller. Patrick Bondy, Sara Kier Praëm, Emil Moeller 20 Jun 2013
35 Creative Commons Knowledge by Way of Prophecy Religious Epistemology and the Safety Condition for Knowledge, New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop, 12th-13th June 2013. Day two 2nd paper by Dani Rabinowitz. Comments Rachel Fraser, chaired by Daniel Berntson. Dani Rabinowitz, Rachel Fraser, Daniel Berntson 20 Jun 2013
36 Creative Commons Safety, Simplicity and Abduction. Religious Epistemology and the Safety Condition for Knowledge, New Insights and Directions for Religious Epistemology Workshop held in Oxford University on 12th-13th June 2013. Day two 3rd paper by Tim Williamson. Chaired by Jeffrey Russell. Tim Williamson, Jeffrey Russell 20 Jun 2013
37 On Two Ultimately Unsuccessful Objections to Pragmatic Encroachment Religious Epistemology, Contextualism, and Pragmatic Encroachment, New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology Workshop held in Oxford University on 13th-14th March 2013. The commentator is Jane Friedman. Jeremy Fantl, Matthew McGrath 09 Apr 2013
38 Wagering on Pragmatic Encroachment Part of the Religious Epistemology, Contextualism, and Pragmatic Encroachment, New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology Workshop held in Oxford University on 13th-14th March 2013. The commentator is Jeffrey Russell. Tim Pickavance, Daniel Eaton 09 Apr 2013
39 A Contextualist Look at Skeptical Theism Religious Epistemology, Contextualism, and Pragmatic Encroachment, New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology Workshop held in Oxford University on 13th-14th March 2013. The commentator is Amia Srinivasan. Stephen Ogden 09 Apr 2013
40 Knowledge, Practical Adequacy, and Stakes Part of the Religious Epistemology, Contextualism, and Pragmatic Encroachment, New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology Workshop held in Oxford University on 13th-14th March 2013. The commentator is Sandy Goldberg. Charity Anderson, John Hawthorne 09 Apr 2013
41 Pragmatic Encroachment and the Nature of Faith Part of the Religious Epistemology, Contextualism, and Pragmatic Encroachment, New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology Workshop held at Oxford University on 13th-14th March 2013. The commentator is Julien Dutant. Michael Pace 09 Apr 2013
42 Pragmatic Encroachment and Religious Knowledge Part of the Religious Epistemology, Contextualism, and Pragmatic Encroachment, New Insights and Directions in Religious Epistemology Workshop held at Oxford University on 13th-14th March 2013. The Commentator is Tim Pickavance. Matthew Benton 09 Apr 2013