The role of ignorance: using metacognitive attributions in epistemology and psychology

The role of ignorance: using metacognitive attributions in epistemology and psychology
23 May 2017, 9.30am - 6.00pm
Bloomsbury Room, G35, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Organised by Corine Besson (Sussex & IP), Ophelia Deroy (LMU & IP) and Nicholas Shea (IP)



Dan Bang, Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London

Stephen Butterfill, Department of Philosophy, Warwick University

Paul Harris, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, USA

Sunae Kim, Sabanci University, Istanbul Turkey; Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich Germany

Olivier Mascaro, Institute for Cognitive Sciences Marc Jeannerod, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Lyon, France

Timothy Williamson, Department of Philosophy, University of Oxford


9.30 registration

Chair of morning session: Ophelia Deroy
10.00 - 11.00 Olivier Mascaro The ontogeny of epistemic trust: Infants' expectations of coherence and correspondence”

11.00 - 11.30 Coffee / tea
11.30 - 12.30 Sunae Kim "Metacognition in young children's learning and teaching and informing: an insight from a cross cultural examination"
12.30 - 1.30 Steve Butterfill “Metacognitive Feelings and the Developmental Origins of Knowledge”

1.30 - 2.30 Lunch

Chair of afternoon session: Corine Besson
2.30 - 3.30 Dan Bang “Negotiating uncertainty in social interaction” (working title)
3.30 - 4.00 Coffee / tea
4.00 - 5.00 Paul Harris “‘I don’t know’”: Ignorance and question-asking as engines for cognitive development”
5.00 - 6.00 Tim Williamson

This workshop is free to attend and there is no registration


The support of the Institute of Philosophy and the European Research Council (MetCogCon project) is gratefully acknowledged.


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