The Workshop

Purpose of the Workshop  

The aim of the workshop is to bring together epistemologists who focus on epistemic consequentialism. The theme of the workshop is intended to be construed fairly broadly, and will cover questions such as:

  • What is epistemic consequentialism, and are there different forms of epistemic consequentialism?
  • What is the relation between epistemic consequentialism and consequentialism as understood in ethics?
  • How can epistemic consequentialism be justified?
  • What are epistemic goals/aims? Are there different epistemic aims? If so, what are they?: truth, knowledge, justification, explanatory power, understanding, etc.? And how are they related?
  • Does the justificatory status of a doxastic state depend on epistemic goals? If so, in what respect does it depend on them?
  • Does the acceptability of all or only of some epistemic norms depend on epistemic goals? If so, which norms depend on such goals and in what respect do they depend on them?
  • Or, is the acceptability of all epistemic norms independent of epistemic goals?


Jochen Briesen (University of Konstanz)
Jennifer Carr (University of Leeds)
Anna-Maria A. Eder (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Catherine Elgin (Harvard University)
Branden Fitelson (Rutgers University)
Clayton Littlejohn (King’s College London)
Joshua Schechter (Brown University)
Ralph Wedgwood (University of Southern California)


University of Konstanz, Germany; Room: H306


Jochen Briesen (Konstanz),  Anna-Maria A. Eder (Duisburg-Essen)