Conférence GRIN – David Thorstad (Oxford)

The zetetic turn and the procedural turn

Conférence par/Conference by David Thorstad (Oxford)
18 mars/March 18 @ 10:00 – 12:00
Où/Where: Local C-1017-02, Carrefour des arts et des sciences, Université de Montréal, Pavillon Lionel-Groulx (3150, rue Jean-Brillant, Montréal, QC, H3T 1N8)
*La conférence sera aussi présentée sur Zoom. /The conference will also be presented on Zoom.

Abstract: Epistemology finds itself in the midst of a zetetic turn from the study of rational belief towards the study of rational inquiry. Herbert Simon called for a broader procedural turn in the study of bounded rationality away from attitudes and towards the processes of inquiry that produced them. In this paper, I ask what philosophers can learn about the zetetic turn in epistemology in light of its relationship to the procedural turn in bounded rationality. I discuss four concrete lessons: a distinction between two interpretations of the zetetic turn; a novel motivation for taking the zetetic turn; a dilemma for intellectualist accounts of the aim of inquiry; and the need for a second zetetic turn within practical philosophy.