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Early Modern Social Epistemology Conference

Friday, May 19, 2023, 10:00 am – Saturday, May 20, 2023, 6:00 pm

The Early Modern Social Epistemology conference will take place at CEU in Vienna.

This conference is planned as an in-person event. Registration is mandatory. Please also check the COVID safety rules here to enter the building.

Traditionally, early modern epistemology is seen as strikingly individualist. It is epitomized by the Cartesian meditator’s attempt to find a foundation for the sciences on the basis of her individual reason alone. Recently, however, this picture has begun to be challenged. Concurrent with a shift in contemporary analytic epistemology towards a more practical and embodied view of knowledge, historians have begun to draw attention to the role of social features in early modern epistemologies in both canonical and non-canonical authors. This conference aims to both reflect on this shift and to further it.


Please see the attached schedule below.


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