Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Wolfgang Schwarz (Edinburgh): “Believing Against the Evidence”

10 November 2021, 4:30 pm6:00 pm

This event will take place online via Zoom.

Everyone is welcome to join using a computer with access to the internet and Zoom. To take part just follow these instructions:

Please note that these events are routinely recorded, with the edited footage being made publicly available on our website and YouTube channel. We will only record the audio, the slides and the speaker and will not include the Q&A section. However, any question asked during the talk itself will feature in the final edit.

Abstract: I will look at cases in which a proposition is supported by an agent’s evidence at an earlier time but not by their evidence at a later time, even though the agent does not receive any new information that is relevant to the proposition. In such a case, I argue, the agent should remain confident that the proposition is true. They should not proportion their beliefs to their evidence.


Wolfgang Schwarz is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.


10 November 2021
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Event Category:




Online via Zoom