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2019 Conference: Truth and Evidence

The 2019 conference on Truth and Evidence took place on Friday, September 27, 2019, at Princeton University. It was hosted by the University Center for Human Values and cosponsored by the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Politics, and the Program in Law and Public Affairs. Below is the final conference schedule.

The co-chairs of the conference were Melissa Schwartzberg, Political Science, NYU (NOMOS editor); Philip Kitcher, Philosophy, Columbia (volume co-editor); and Stephen Macedo, Princeton, ASPLP President.

Political Science: “The Last Refuge of Scoundrels: The Problem of Truth in the Twenty-First Century”

  • Principal paper: Bernard Harcourt (Columbia University, Political Science)
  • Commentator: Jasmine Gonzales Rose (University of Pittsburgh, Law)
  • Commentator: Cheryl Misak (University of Toronto, Philosophy)

Law: “#BelieveWomen and the Presumption of Innocence: Clarifying the Questions for Law and Life”

  • Principal paper: Kimberly Ferzan (University of Virginia, Law)
  • Commentator: Renee Bolinger (Princeton University, Politics)
  • Commentator: Jason Stanley (Yale University, Philosophy)

Philosophy: “Truth as a Democratic Value”

  • Principal paper: Michael Lynch (University of Connecticut, Philosophy)
  • Commentator: Michael Saks (Arizona State University, Law)
  • Commentator: John Sides (George Washington University, Political Science)

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