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London Workshop: Teaching and Learning

May 5, 2017 - 10:00am to May 6, 2017 - 1:00pm

Date: Friday 5 May – Saturday 6 May, 2017.
Organizers: David Bakhurst (Queen’s University at Kingston, UCL Institute of Education) and Jan Derry (UCL Institute of Education)
Venue: UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, UK, Room 802

Speakers: Adam Carter (Edinburgh), Katherine Hawley (St. Andrew’s), Giuseppina Doro (Keele), Ben Kotzee (Birmingham), David Bakhurst (Queen’s, Canada/UCL Institute of Education, Duncan Pritchard (Edinburgh), Jan Derry (UCL Institute of Education) and Paul Standish (UCL Institute of Education).

This workshop will examine new developments in the epistemology of teaching and learning, inspired by advances in social epistemology, and explore their metaphysical and ethical consequences. Issues will include: teaching and testimony; the cultivation of know-how and practical knowledge; learners as cyborgs; epistemic dependence and intellectual autonomy.

The workshop will run all day Friday 5 May. There will be one or two further talks on the morning of Saturday, 6 May, which will also be part of a one-day conference on Knowledge, Mind and Understanding at UCL Institute of Education, organized by Jan Derry. The full schedule is available here (presently TBA).

All are welcome. The workshop is free of charge, but Please Register. For further information, contact David Bakhurst (

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Kingston Workshop: Teaching and Learning

March 10, 2017 - 9:00am to March 11, 2017 - 2:00pm

Department of Philosophy, Queen’s University at Kingston, Canada, Friday-Saturday March 10-11, 2017. 

Registration is now closed. Further information from:

The workshop will comprise talks from six visiting speakers: Andrea Kern (Leipzig/Pittsburgh), Sebastian Rödl (Leipzig/Pittsburgh), Will Small (Illinois), Joseph Dunne (Dublin), Henrike Moll (Psychology, USC) and Jonathan Dancy (UT Austin).  Andrea Kern will also be giving the Philosophy Department colloquium that week on Thursday at 4 pm.

This is the first of two workshops on similar themes. The second will take place in London, UK, at UCL Institute of Education, 4-6 May, 2017. Registration is open for the London workshop. Further details and registration form here.

EPiC Meeting

August 26, 2016 - 12:00am

The final EPiC meeting of the summer will take place Friday the 26th at noon, in Watson 307. Paul Fairfield will be speaking on his newly released book Teachability and Learnability!

EPiC Meeting

May 10, 2016 - 2:30pm

EPiC's first meeting of the summer will take place next Tuesday, May 10th, at 2:30 pm in Watson 122. Jacquelyn Maxwell and Kevin Pigeau will present the following short papers:

Jacquelyn Maxwell, "The Role of Literature in Moral Education”.
Kevin Pigeau, "On the Relationship between Intellectual and Moral Virtues”.
All are welcome to attend!

Book Release

May 1, 2016 - 12:45am

Education and Conversation: Exploring Oakeshott’s Legacy will be coming out this May, through Bloomsbury Publishing. Edited by Dr. David Bakhurst and Dr. Paul Fairfield, this work explores the implications of Michael Oakeshott's educational ideas, as they are elucidated through in both analytic and continental traditions. In doing so, the work achieves greater clarity on the ends of education and the pedagogical significance of conversation. As one reviewer describes it:

“Drawing together leading figures from philosophy and education, Bakhurst and Fairfield's Education and Conversation positions Oakeshott's work within a contemporary context, offering not only an important contribution to the understanding of Oakeshott's own thinking, but also showing why his work remains relevant today. The conversational vision that Oakeshott enunciates, and upon which Bakhurst and Fairfield's contributors elaborate, provides a compelling alternative to the unthinking instrumentalism and reductionism that seems currently to hold sway in business, governmental, and even in many educational circles. This is a valuable book on an important theme.”

—Jeff Malpas, Distinguished Professor, University of Tasmania, Australia