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Analyses de la rationalité en termes de connaissance

English title Knowledge-based accounts of rationality
Applicant Engel Pascal
Number 144403
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Département de Philosophie Université de Genève
Institution of higher education University of Geneva - GE
Main discipline Philosophy
Start/End 01.10.2012 - 29.02.2016
Approved amount 450'348.00
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Keywords (10)

Epistemic value; Belief; Decision theory; Knowledge; Rationality; Reasons; Action; Normativity; Rational choice theory; Bayesianism

Lay Summary (English)

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Lay summary
What we ought to do and what we ought to believe depends on what we know. That is the way many decision makers, scientific experts and ordinary citizens think: for instance, if we do not know whether a drug is safe enough, we should not market it. The idea is rejected, however, by dominant theories of rationality. Standard decision theory, bayesian accounts of scientific rationality and many ethical theories hold that rational choice and rational theory acceptance depend on what we believe or experience rather than what we know. Recent developments in epistemology have challenged these views. The project builds on them to develop a full-blown account of rationality in terms of knowledge. It aims at reconciling our fundamental theories of rationality with the way scientific experts, decision makers and citizens ordinarily think about rational decision and belief.
Direct link to Lay Summary Last update: 21.02.2013

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Publications

Publication
A Blind-spot Argument against Dispositionalist Accounts of Belief
Fassio Davide (2015), A Blind-spot Argument against Dispositionalist Accounts of Belief, in Acta Analytica, 29(1), 71-81.
Against Alethic Pluralism
Engel Pascal (2015), Against Alethic Pluralism, in Lecis Pier Luigi (ed.), Franco Angeli, Milano, 249-266.
Can Deflationism Account for the Norm of Truth?
Engel Pascal (2015), Can Deflationism Account for the Norm of Truth?, in Achourioti Theodora (ed.), Springer, Dordrecht, 245-260.
Emotions and Values
Teroni Fabrice, Deonna Julien (2015), Emotions and Values, in Brosch Tobias (ed.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 155-173.
Emotions as Attitudes
Teroni Fabrice, Deonna Julien (2015), Emotions as Attitudes, in Dialectica, 69(3), 293-311.
Emotions: Philosophical Issues About
Teroni Fabrice, Tappolet Christine, Deonna Julien (2015), Emotions: Philosophical Issues About, in WIREs Cognitive Science, 6(3), 193-208.
Escepticismo cartesiano y escepticismo humeano
Engel Pascal (2015), Escepticismo cartesiano y escepticismo humeano, in Ornelas Jorge (ed.), Geida Editorial, Mexico, 241-265.
In What Sense are Emotions Evaluations?
Teroni Fabrice, Deonna Julien (2015), In What Sense are Emotions Evaluations?, in Roeser Sabine (ed.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 15-31.
Interprétation, raison et faits
Engel Pascal (2015), Interprétation, raison et faits, in Critique, 502-517.
Is Identity a Functional Property?
Engel Pascal (2015), Is Identity a Functional Property?, in Frauchiger Michael (ed.), De Gruyter, Berlin, Boston, Peking, 75-94.
Knowledge and the Importance of Being Right
Fassio Davide (2015), Knowledge and the Importance of Being Right, in Logos & Episteme, 6(3), 265-289.
Le réalisme kitsch
Engel Pascal (2015), Le réalisme kitsch, in Cahier Zilsel, xx-xx.
Littérature et connaissance. Philosophiques, vol. 40 no. 1
Engel Pascal (ed.) (2015), Littérature et connaissance. Philosophiques, vol. 40 no. 1, Erudit, Paris.
Peut-il y avoir de savoirs collectifs?
Engel Pascal (2015), Peut-il y avoir de savoirs collectifs?, in Cahiers philosophiques, 142(3), 93-106.
Rambling on the Value of Truth
Engel Pascal (2015), Rambling on the Value of Truth, in Persson Johannes (ed.), Media-Tryck, Lund, 51-73.
Revisionary Epistemology
Fassio Davide, McKenna Robin (2015), Revisionary Epistemology, in Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy, 58(7-9), 755-779.
The Aim of Belief
Fassio Davide (2015), The Aim of Belief, in The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, xx-xx.
Une croyance nommée désir
Engel Pascal (2015), Une croyance nommée désir, in Schmitt Yann (ed.), Kleis, Paris, 4-18.
Une réponse à Ponce Pilate
Engel Pascal (2015), Une réponse à Ponce Pilate, in Philosophie, 125, 81-91.
Emotions et connaissance
Teroni Fabrice (2014), Emotions et connaissance, in Chevalier Jean-Marie (ed.), Ithaque, Paris, 9-34.
Fausses sciences, esprits faux
Engel Pascal (2014), Fausses sciences, esprits faux, in Rasplus Valéry (ed.), Éditions Matériologiques, Paris, 29-54.
Fictions, émotions et araignées au plafond
Teroni Fabrice (2014), Fictions, émotions et araignées au plafond, in Dutant Julien (ed.), University of Geneva, Geneva, 112-128.
Il fine della credenza
Fassio Davide (2014), Il fine della credenza, in Aphex, 9, xx-xx.
Knowledge Attribution, Warranted Assertability Manoeuvre and the Maxim of Relation
Vollet Jacques-Henri (2014), Knowledge Attribution, Warranted Assertability Manoeuvre and the Maxim of Relation, in Dutant Julien (ed.), University of Geneva, Geneva, 481-505.
L’avenir du crétinisme
Engel Pascal (2014), L’avenir du crétinisme, in Reboul Anne (ed.), Springer-Verlag, New York, 135-148.
La philosophie comme science morale des raisons et des normes
Engel Pascal (2014), La philosophie comme science morale des raisons et des normes, in Académie des sciences morales et politiques, 2014, xx-xx.
La raison et ses domaines
Engel Pascal (2014), La raison et ses domaines, in Tiercelin Claudine (ed.), Collège de France, Paris, 1-37.
Le plaisir de manger du chocolat
Teroni Fabrice (2014), Le plaisir de manger du chocolat, in Massin Olivier (ed.), Ithaque, Paris, 91-96.
Les Moocs: des drones pour l'université?
Engel Pascal (2014), Les Moocs: des drones pour l'université?, in Le débat, 180, 179-185.
Liber Amicorum Pascal Engel
Fassio Davide (ed.) (2014), Liber Amicorum Pascal Engel, University of Geneva, Geneva.
Malebranche est-il un adverbialiste?
Engel Pascal (2014), Malebranche est-il un adverbialiste?, in Séminaire Descartes, 1-11.
Taking Norm-Regulation Seriously
Fassio Davide (2014), Taking Norm-Regulation Seriously, in Dutant Julien (ed.), University of Geneva, Geneva, 760-777.
The Norm of truth: a dialogue
Engel Pascal (2014), The Norm of truth: a dialogue, in Fabio Bacchini (ed.), Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge, 1-14.
Truth and the Aim of Belief
Fassio Davide (2014), Truth and the Aim of Belief, in Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy, xx-xx.
Two Faces of group-based Shame: Moral Shame and Image Shame Differently Predict Positive and Negative Responses to Ingroup Wrongdoing
Teroni Fabrice, Allpress Jesse, Brown Rupert, Giner - Sorolla Roger, Deonna Julien (2014), Two Faces of group-based Shame: Moral Shame and Image Shame Differently Predict Positive and Negative Responses to Ingroup Wrongdoing, in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40(10), 1270-1284.
Volontà, credenza e verità
Engel Pascal (2014), Volontà, credenza e verità, Jouvence, Milano.
Y a-t-il eu vraiment une rencontre entre Ricœur et la philosophie analytique?
Engel Pascal (2014), Y a-t-il eu vraiment une rencontre entre Ricœur et la philosophie analytique?, in Etudes Ricoeuriennes, 5(1), 125-141.
“Trois conceptions de la connaissance littéraire”
Engel Pascal (2013), “Trois conceptions de la connaissance littéraire”, in Philosophiques, 40(1), xx-xx.
Alethic Fonctionalism and the Norm of Belief
Engel Pascal (2013), Alethic Fonctionalism and the Norm of Belief, in Pedersen Nikolaj (ed.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 69-87.
Belief and the right kind of Reason
Engel Pascal (2013), Belief and the right kind of Reason, in Teorema, XXII(3), 19-34.
Davidson and contemporary Philosophy
Engel Pascal (2013), Davidson and contemporary Philosophy, in Lepore Ernest (ed.), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 588-604.
Doxastic Correctness
Engel Pascal (2013), Doxastic Correctness, in Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 87, 199-216.
How to Distinguish Norms from Values
Fassio Davide (2013), How to Distinguish Norms from Values, in Forlè Francesca (ed.), IUSS Press, Pavia, 148-158.
Il Paradosso della Conoscibilità
Fassio Davide (2013), Il Paradosso della Conoscibilità, in Aphex, 7, xx-xx.
In defense of Normativism about the Aim of belief
Engel Pascal (2013), In defense of Normativism about the Aim of belief, in Chan Timothy (ed.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, 32-63.
Is Epistemic Agency Possible?
Engel Pascal (2013), Is Epistemic Agency Possible?, in Philosophical Issues, 23, Epistemic Agency, 157-178.
Le ombre dell’anima
Teroni Fabrice (ed.) (2013), Le ombre dell’anima, Cortina Editore, Milano.
Les theories contemporaines de la signification
Engel Pascal (2013), Les theories contemporaines de la signification, in Kévorkian Gilles (ed.), Vrin, Paris, 75-182.
Sosa on the Normativity of Belief
Engel Pascal (2013), Sosa on the Normativity of Belief, in Philosophical Studies, 166(3), 617-624.
What Role for Emotions in Well-Being?
Teroni Fabrice, Deonna Julien (2013), What Role for Emotions in Well-Being?, in Philosophical Topics, 41(1), 123-142.
Rinnovare il Palazzo della Ragione
Engel Pascal (2012), Rinnovare il Palazzo della Ragione, in Rivista di Filosofia, 3 , 393-408.
Bad analytic philosophy
Engel Pascal (2012), Bad analytic philosophy, in dialectica, 1, 1-4.
Le droit de ne pas croire
Engel Pascal (2012), Le droit de ne pas croire, in ThéoRèmes, 2, xx-xx.
Les lois de l’esprit
Engel Pascal (2012), Les lois de l’esprit, Ithaque, Paris.
Review of Memory: A Philosophical Study, by Sven Bernecker
Teroni Fabrice (2012), Review of Memory: A Philosophical Study, by Sven Bernecker, in The Philosophical Quarterly, 62(248), 626-628.
The Emotions: A Philosophical Introduction
Teroni Fabrice, Deonna Julien (2012), The Emotions: A Philosophical Introduction, Routledge, New York.
Trust and the Doxastic Family
Engel Pascal (2012), Trust and the Doxastic Family, in Philosophical Studies, 161 (1), 17-26.
Commonality Reconsidered: On the Common Source of Epistemic Standards
Fassio Davide, Commonality Reconsidered: On the Common Source of Epistemic Standards, in Grajner Martin (ed.), De Gruyter, Berlin, xx-xx.
Connaissance, expertise et fiabilité : réponse à P. Willaime
Vollet Jacques-Henri, Connaissance, expertise et fiabilité : réponse à P. Willaime, in Chevalier Jean-Marie (ed.), Collège de France, Paris, xx-xx.
Emotions et moi, et moi, et moi
Teroni Fabrice, Emotions et moi, et moi, et moi, in Revue Philosophique de France et de l’Etranger, xx-xx.
In Pursuit of Emotional Modes: The Philosophy of Emotion After James
Teroni Fabrice, In Pursuit of Emotional Modes: The Philosophy of Emotion After James, in Cohen Alix (ed.), Oxford University Press, Oxford, xx-xx.
Is the Paradox of Fiction Soluble in Psychology?
Teroni Fabrice, Cova Florian, Is the Paradox of Fiction Soluble in Psychology?, in Philosophical Psychology, xx-xx.
L’honneur
Teroni Fabrice, L’honneur, in Deonna Julien (ed.), Ithaque, Paris, xx-xx.
Putting Bodily Feelings Into Emotional Experience in the Right Way
Teroni Fabrice, Deonna Julien, Putting Bodily Feelings Into Emotional Experience in the Right Way, in Emotion Review, xx-xx.
Raisons
Vollet Jacques-Henri, Raisons, in L'Encyclopédie Philosophique, xx-xx.
Rationalité, réflexion, action
Vollet Jacques-Henri, Rationalité, réflexion, action, in Chevalier Jean-Marie (ed.), Collège de France, Paris, xx-xx.
Synthese Special Issue: Truth and Epistemic Norms
Fassio Davide (ed.), Synthese Special Issue: Truth and Epistemic Norms, x, x.
The Ontology of Emotions
Teroni Fabrice (ed.), The Ontology of Emotions, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
The Phenomenology of Memory
Teroni Fabrice, Deonna Julien, The Phenomenology of Memory, in Bernecker Sven (ed.), Routledge, New York, xx-xx.
Une explication instrumentale de la relation entre assertion et connaissance
Fassio Davide, Une explication instrumentale de la relation entre assertion et connaissance, in Chevalier Jean-Marie (ed.), Collège de France, Paris, xx-xx.

Collaboration

Group / person Country
Types of collaboration
Departement of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh - Duncan Pritchard Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
- Research Infrastructure
- Exchange of personnel
Faculty of Philosophy, University of Gronigen - Igor Douven Netherlands (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
Departement of Philosphy, University of Lund - Erik Olsson Sweden (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results
CSMN, University of Oslo - Rational Agency group Norway (Europe)
- in-depth/constructive exchanges on approaches, methods or results

Scientific events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Epistemological Club, Collège de France Individual talk Un modèle hyper-externaliste de la normativité épistémique 02.02.2016 Paris, France Fassio Davide;
Colloque Epistemologie Sociale Talk given at a conference La fable de l'injustice épistémique 11.12.2015 Nancy, France Engel Pascal;
Conference "Belief, Credence and Action" Talk given at a conference The Threshold View and the Problem of Statistical Evidence 04.12.2015 Geneva, Switzerland Fassio Davide;
Conference "Belief, Credence and Action" Talk given at a conference 'How to Solve the Pragmatic Encroachment Paradox? 04.12.2015 Geneva, Switzerland Vollet Jacques-Henri;
Epistemic Norms Conference Individual talk Subjective and objective epistemic norms 11.11.2015 Leuven, Belgium Engel Pascal;
The Leuven Epistemology Conference 2015 - Epistemic Norms Talk given at a conference Epistemic Norms or Epistemic Norm-Regulation? 07.11.2015 Leuven, Belgium Fassio Davide;
UCD department seminar Individual talk The logic of assent 06.11.2015 Dublin, Ireland Engel Pascal;
Oslo department seminar Individual talk Reasoning 29.10.2015 Oslo, Norway Engel Pascal;
Colloque La connaissance et ses raisons, Collège de France Talk given at a conference Comments on P. Willaime's "Emergence et place d'une épistémologie sociale dans la philosophie de la connaissance contemporaine" 15.09.2015 Paris, France Vollet Jacques-Henri;
Colloque La connaissance et ses raisons, Collège de France Talk given at a conference "Rationalité, réflexion, action 15.09.2015 Paris, France Vollet Jacques-Henri;
Memory and Mind: Perspectives from Philosophy and Neuroscience Talk given at a conference ‘Seeming to Remember’ and ‘The Intentional Structure of Emotions’ 07.09.2015 Bochum, Germany Teroni Fabrice;
The 89th Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association Talk given at a conference Acting on knowledge and unfamiliar contexts 10.07.2015 Warwick, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Vollet Jacques-Henri;
SOPHA conference 2015 Talk given at a conference Norm, reason, justification and excuse: A Truth-based model for Epistemic Normativity 18.06.2015 Montreal, Canada Fassio Davide;
SoPhA Congress 2015 Talk given at a conference Agir sur la connaissance et contextes non-familiers 17.06.2015 Montréal, Canada Vollet Jacques-Henri;
Colloque Mémoire et connaissance Talk given at a conference Seeming to Remember 04.06.2015 Grenoble, France Teroni Fabrice;
Quodlibeta Individual talk Is rationality Janus Faced? 29.05.2015 Geneva, Switzerland Engel Pascal;
5th Annual Graduate Epistemology Conference Talk given at a conference Respondent to Claire Field (KCL) on “Could epistemic akrasia be rational?” 28.05.2015 Edinburgh, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Fassio Davide;
Laurence Goldstein Memorial conference Talk given at a conference Logical reasons 13.05.2015 Kent, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Engel Pascal;
4ème journées de métaéthique Talk given at a conference Les attitudes appropriées verbatim 11.05.2015 Rennes, France Teroni Fabrice;
Episteme Workshop Talk given at a conference Rationality, reflection and the norm of action 07.05.2015 Geneva, Switzerland Vollet Jacques-Henri;
EpistemeWorkshop Talk given at a conference Epistemic Reasons and the Unity Thesis 07.05.2015 Geneva, Switzerland Fassio Davide;
Séminaire Hexis Talk given at a conference Emotions et moi, et moi, et moi 29.04.2015 Lyon, France Teroni Fabrice;
New York University Seminar Individual talk Why intellectual life has to be boring 24.04.2015 New York, United States of America Engel Pascal;
Colloquium Conscience Talk given at a conference The Emotional Side of Conscience 31.03.2015 Bern, Switzerland Teroni Fabrice;
London Institute of philosophy Seminar Individual talk Is truth robust or shallow? 02.02.2015 London, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Engel Pascal;
Suffering’s Valuable Functions Talk given at a conference All The Right Reasons to Suffer 31.01.2015 Glasgow, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Teroni Fabrice;
VAF Conference 2015 Individual talk Moderate Skeptical Invariantism 28.01.2015 Rotterdam, Netherlands Fassio Davide;
SEPPHIA seminar Individual talk The epistemology of stupidity 21.01.2015 Paris, France Engel Pascal;
Ethics and Emotion: Contemporary Philosophical Approaches Talk given at a conference Shame, Guilt and Morality 15.12.2014 Southampton, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Teroni Fabrice;
SIFA Conference 2014 Talk given at a conference Epistemic Norms or Epistemic Norm-Regulation? 04.09.2014 L’Aquila, Italy Fassio Davide;
11th SIFA Conference Talk given at a conference Acting on knowledge and unfamiliar contexts 03.09.2014 L'Aquila, Italy Vollet Jacques-Henri;
8th ECAP Talk given at a conference Knowledge, high stakes and reason to not check 28.08.2014 Bucharest, Romania Vollet Jacques-Henri;
European Epistemology Network Meeting 2014 Talk given at a conference Moderate Skeptical Invariantism 02.07.2014 Madrid , Spain Fassio Davide;
European Epistemology Network 2014 Talk given at a conference Knowledge first epistemology of literature 30.06.2014 Madrid, Spain Engel Pascal;
European Epistemology Network Meeting 2014 Talk given at a conference Knowledge, high stakes and reason to not check 30.06.2014 Madrid, Spain Vollet Jacques-Henri;
4th Annual Graduate Epistemology Conference Talk given at a conference Knowledge, high stakes and reason to not check 27.06.2014 Edinburgh, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Vollet Jacques-Henri;
5th Meeting of the SPS Talk given at a conference Attribution de connaissance, manoeuvre d'assertabilité garantie et maxime de relation 25.06.2014 Lille, France Vollet Jacques-Henri;
CWAP14 Normativity of Meaning, Belief and Knowedge Talk given at a conference A Problem for Deontic Doxastic Constitutivism 06.06.2014 Cracow, Poland Fassio Davide;
Edinburgh Wittgenstein Conference Talk given at a conference Scepticism about Logical Knowledge 05.06.2014 Edinburgh, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Engel Pascal;
Sociedade Brasileira de filosofia analytica Talk given at a conference Knowledge first literary humanism 28.05.2014 Fortaleza, Brazil Engel Pascal;
CPA Annual Congress Talk given at a conference Comments on K. Boyd's "Commonality in Norms of Assertion and Other Speech Acts" 25.05.2014 St. Catharines, Canada Vollet Jacques-Henri;
CPA Annual Congress Talk given at a conference Knowledge Attributions and the Rule of Relation 25.05.2014 St. Catharines, Canada Vollet Jacques-Henri;
Royal Institute of Philosophy Lecture Individual talk What is an Emotion? 21.05.2014 Durham, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Teroni Fabrice;
Zurich department seminar Individual talk Can We Learn Anything Philosophical from Experimental Philosophy? 12.05.2014 Zurich, Switzerland Engel Pascal;
Focus Day Language and Culture (NCCR) Talk given at a conference Emotions, Fiction and Rationality 28.04.2014 Geneva, Switzerland Teroni Fabrice;
Journées interdoctorales de philosophie Talk given at a conference Connaissance, raison et enjeux pratiques 02.04.2014 Besançon, France Vollet Jacques-Henri;
Workshop "Epistemic Norms of Action, Assertion and Belief" Talk given at a conference Knowledge, high stakes and reason to not check 26.03.2014 Geneva, Switzerland Vollet Jacques-Henri;
Workshop “Epistemic Norms of Action, Assertion and Belief” Talk given at a conference Epistemic Norms or Epistemic Norm-Regulation? 26.03.2014 Geneva, Switzerland Fassio Davide;
Philosophy of Mind Conference Talk given at a conference Seeming to Remember 15.03.2014 Warwick, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Teroni Fabrice;
ENS seminar Individual talk Le droit de ne pas croire 10.03.2014 Paris, France Engel Pascal;
University of Basel Research Seminar Individual talk Emotions as Attitudes 01.03.2014 Basel, Switzerland Teroni Fabrice;
Fitting Emotions Symposium (APA Central Division) Talk given at a conference Fitting Attitudes Verbatim 26.02.2014 Chicago, United States of America Teroni Fabrice;
Workshop “Knowledge, Scepticism and Modality”, Talk given at a conference Skeptical Interest-Relative Invariantism 24.02.2014 Padua, Italy Fassio Davide;
Third Lucerne Philosophy Graduate Conference Talk given at a conference Skeptical Interest-Relative Invariantism 14.02.2014 Lucerne, Switzerland Fassio Davide;
Les midis de l’éthique (Créum, Université de Montréal) Individual talk Emotions et bien-être 31.01.2014 Montréal, Canada Teroni Fabrice;
Rencontres du Grin Individual talk Emotions and Fiction 27.01.2014 Montréal, Canada Teroni Fabrice;
Workshop Mediated Emotions (Institut Jean-Nicod) Talk given at a conference Emotions at Anchor 20.09.2013 Paris, France Teroni Fabrice;
The 87th Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association Talk given at a conference Belief, Correctness and Constitutivity 14.07.2013 Exeter, Great Britain and Northern Ireland Fassio Davide;
International Summer School in Affective Sciences Talk given at a conference Shame, Guilt and Morality 05.07.2013 Geneva, Switzerland Teroni Fabrice;
Lucerne Philosophy Graduate Conference Talk given at a conference Emotion and Valence 15.02.2013 Lucerne, Switzerland Teroni Fabrice;
Emotion and Perception Conference Talk given at a conference Emotions: Perceptions or Attitudes? 08.11.2012 Tübingen, Germany Teroni Fabrice;


Self-organised

Title Date Place
Conference “Belief, Credence and Action" 04.12.2015 Geneva, Switzerland
Joint Episteme/Thumos Workshop 29.05.2014 Geneva, Switzerland
Round Table on the work of Jessica Brown (St.Andrews) 10.04.2014 Geneva, Switzerland
Workshop “Epistemic Norms of Action, Assertion and Belief” 26.03.2014 Geneva, Switzerland
Workshop: La raison sans les bonbons 23.11.2013 Geneva, Switzerland

Knowledge transfer events

Active participation

Title Type of contribution Title of article or contribution Date Place Persons involved
Les émotions et la fiction; collège Rousseau Performances, exhibitions (e.g. for education institutions) 18.03.2015 Geneva, Switzerland
promotion du livre "Aristote chez les Helvètes" Workshop 24.02.2015 Fribourg, Switzerland
Introduction to contempory debates in philosophy. Journées hors-cadres. Collège F. de Saussure Performances, exhibitions (e.g. for education institutions) 14.10.2013 Geneva, Switzerland


Communication with the public

Communication Title Media Place Year
Talks/events/exhibitions Promotion du livre Aristote chez les Helvètes Western Switzerland 2015

Awards

Title Year
Travel award. SoPhA congress, University of Montréal, Canada 2015
Winner of 3rd student prize for best submission and presentation for the talk "Agir sur la connaissance et contextes non-familiers". SoPhA Congress, Montreal, June 17-20. 2015
Bourse de chercheur invité (CREUM, Université de Montréal), December 2013-Feburary 2014 2013
Oxford Bibliographies in Philosophy Graduate Student Award 2013 for the entry "Truth and the Aim of Belief". 2013

Associated projects

Number Title Start Funding scheme
116032 Connaissance, Raison et Normes 01.04.2007 Project funding (Div. I-III)
124613 Perception, autorisation épistémique et connaissance a priori 01.05.2009 Project funding (Div. I-III)
131794 Connaissance, preuves et pratique 01.10.2010 Project funding (Div. I-III)
158862 Knowledge and Practical Reality 01.10.2015 Doc.Mobility
157441 Modes and Contents 01.09.2015 SNSF Professorships
118606 Normes épistémiques rationnelles et sociales 01.03.2008 ProDoc
157436 Irrationality 01.09.2015 SNSF Professorships
140404 Epistemic Emotions: Nature and Role 01.06.2013 Project funding (Div. I-III)
169293 Knowledge, Action, and Factive Mental States 01.12.2016 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Abstract

What we ought to do and what we ought to believe depends on what we know. That is the way many decision makers, scientific experts and ordinary citizens think: for instance, if we do not know whether a drug is safe enough, we should not market it. The idea is rejected, however, by dominant theories of rationality. Standard decision theory, bayesian accounts of scientific rationality and many ethical theories hold that rational choice and rational theory acceptance depend on what we believe or experience rather than what we know. Recent developments in epistemology have challenged these views. The project builds on them to develop a full-blown account of rationality in terms of knowledge. It aims at reconciling our fundamental theories of rationality with the way scientific experts, decision makers and citizens ordinarily think about rational decision and belief.
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