Recent and Upcoming Talks by Katherine Dormandy


29 June 2022 Wahre Liebe, at workshop "Ein gutes Leben", Department of Christian Philosophy, Innsbruck University.

28 June 2022 Ist guter Glaube parteilich? Ein neuer Evidentialismus für den Religiösen Glauben, online guest lecture hosted by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. 

3 November 2021 Die Treue des religiösen Dissenses, guest lecture hosted by Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies at the University of Tübingen (online).

5 October 2021 Epistemic Phariseeism, at International Workshop The Belief in God: Analytic and Phenomenological Perspectives, hosted by Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile (online).

18 June 2021 Epistemic Trust in Friends is Not Partial, at Online workshop on themes from Testimonial Injustice and Trust organized on the occasion of the Robert Papazian and PERITIA essay prizes, hosted by the International Journal of Philosophical Studies.


9 December 2020 Is Traditional Christian Thought Committed to Monism?, at Abrahamic Faith, Pluralism, and Science: An Online Symposium organized by Yiftach Fehige (University of Toronto) as part of the LOEWE project "Religious Positioning" at the University of Frankfurt.

7 April 2020 Title TBA. Symposium for the Publication of Religious Truth and Identity in an Age of Plurality, Hochschule Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic.

12-14 Mar. 2020 Title TBA. The Freedom of Individuals and the Security of Nations, Australian Catholic University, Rome. Postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic.

18 Oct. 2019 Does Religious Dialogue Make Sense Today? What Respect Can Achieve and Why We Find It Hard. [In German: Macht ein Dialog der Religionen heute noch Sinn? Was Respekt Leisten kann und warum er uns schwerfällt.] Keynote Talk, Munich Colloquium for Philosophy of Religion, LMU Munich

16-22 June 2019 The Epistemology of Faith and Faithfulness. Wrestling with Life: Analytic. Theology and Biblical Narratives, Tantor Ecumenical Institute, Jerusalem.

7 June 2019 Epistemic Self-Trust. Bled Epistemology ConferenceBled, Slovenia

17 May 2019 Exploitative Epistemic Trust. University of Bern, Switzerland.

15 May 2019 Loving Truly: An Evidentialist Approach to the Epitstemology of Love. University of Bern, Switzerland.

20 Sept. 2018 Whom Should We Choose as Epistemic Authorities? Colloquium Presentation at the Conference of the Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie (GAP.10), University of Cologne, Germany.

26 April 2018 Loving Truly: On Epistemic Partiality in Love. New Directions in Social Epistemology Seminar Series, University of Glasgow, UK.

21-4 Feb. 2018 Doctrine or Discourse? (Another) Reason Why Political Pluralism is Good for Religion. Central APA (American Philosophical Association) Annual Meeting, Chicago, USA.

25 Nov 2017 How (Not) To Believe on Authority. Norms and Capacities in Epistemology, Free University of Berlin, Germany.

6 July 2017 Religious Disagreement as a Guide to Religious Truth. Arguing Religion, Trento University, Italy.

5 June 2017 Three Types of Belief on Authority. Bled Epistemology Conference, Bled, Slovenia.

23 May 2017 Three Types of Belief on Authority. Conference on Epistemic Authority, Innsbruck University, Austria.

17 May 2017 Doctrine vs. Discourse: The Epistemic Benefits of Religious Disagreement [Doktrin oder Diskurs? Die epistemischen Vorteile des religiösen Dissenses]. Trier University, Germany.

15 Dec. 2016 The Value of Trust. Philosophical Dimensions of Trust, Innsbruck University [international conference organized by myself].

23 Nov. 2016 Doctrine vs. Discourse: The Epistemic Benefits of Religious Disagreement [Doktrin vs. Diskurs: Die Erkenntnistheoretischen Vorteile des Dissenses]. Salzburg University, Austria.

22 June 2016 Resolving Religious Disagreements: Bias and Evidence. Roundtable Workshop on Religious Pluralism, Constance University, Germany.

3 June 2016 An Approach to the Problem of Evil [Ein Zugang zum Problem des Übels]. (Ir)rational Faith: On the Compatibility of Rationality and Theism [(Ir)rationaler Glaube: Zur Vereinbarkeit von Rationalität und Theismus], Bielefeld University, Germany.

7 Mar. 2016 Resolving Religious Disagreements: Bias and Evidence. Edinburgh University, UK.

19 Oct. 2015 Resolving Religious Disagreements: Evidence and Implicit Bias. Workshop with Robert Audi, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany.

12 May 2015 Acquaintance with Others’ Perspectives. Capstone Conference for the Saint Louis University Intellectual Humility Project, Santa Catalina Island, California.

26 Mar. 2015 Are There Epistemic Virtues? Workshop Humble Minds, Munich School of Philosophy, Germany.

12 Feb. 2015 Rational Religious Belief: Philosophical Lessons from Psychology. Wycliffe Symposium, Oxford University, UK.

20 June 2013 The Rationality of Religious Beliefs [Die Rationalität Religiöser Überzeugungen]. Munich School of Philosophy, Germany.

14 Apr. 2013 Can Bayesian Evidentialism Account for Rational Conversions? Workshop on Epistemology, Innsbruck University, Austria.

4 June 2013 Preemptive Reasons or Total Reasons? Workshop with Linda Zagzebski on Epistemic Authority, Innsbruck University, Austria.

16 Aug. 2011 Counterfactual-Peer Disagreement. 34th Annual Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg, Austria.

30 June 2011 Evidence and Faith. Conference Tyndale Fellowship’s Study Group in Philosophy of Religion, Cambridge University, UK.

22 Oct. 2010 Evidence and Faith. Conference Evolution and Ethics, Peking University, Beijing, China.

22 Apr. 2009 Religious Belief and Deep Disagreement. Innsbruck University, Austria.

12 May 2004 Epistemic Deontology in Leibniz [Epistemische Deontologie bei Leibniz]. Philosophisches Colloquium, Leipzig University, Germany.


24-6 May 2018 Disagreement from the Religious Margins. LOGOS Conference, University of Notre Dame. [more]

23 May 2018 Three Types of Epistemic Authority. 1st Annual Social Epistemology Network Event, University of Oslo.

26 Sep. 2017 Doctrine or Discourse? [Doktrin oder Diskurs?] Kongress der Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie (DGPhil), Humboldt University, Berlin.

19 Aug. 2015 An Approach to the Problem of Evil. European Society for the Philosophy of Religion, Universität Uppsala, Sweden.

28 Nov. 2015 Acquaintance with Other People’s Perspectives, and Why Feminist Epistemology Needs an Account of It. Annual Conference of the Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP)­, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

6 June 2015 “Acquaintance with Others’ Perspectives” [Bekanntschaft mit den Perspektiven Anderer]. Congress of the Austrian Society for Philosophy [Kongress der Österreichische Gesellschaft für Philosophie (ÖGP)], Innsbruck University.

24 July 2012 with Michael Dormandy: Biblical Knowledge: Epistemic and Active. Konferenz Philosophical Investigations of the Hebrew Bible, Talmud and Midrash, Institute for Advanced Studies, Shalem Center, Jerusalem.

13 Sep. 2011 Evidence and Faith. Konferenz British Society for Philosophy of Religion, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, UK.

28 Oct. 2009 Rational Faith: Philosophical Tradition vs. the Hebrew Bible. Konferenz The Bible and Philosophy, Shalem Center, Jerusalem, Israel.

20 Aug. 2009 Rational Deep Disagreement. Konferenz Responsible Belief in the Face of Disagreement, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

19 May 2009 Rational Deep Disagreement. Ockham Society, Oxford University.

3 June 2005 Functions and Prototypes. Annual Conference of European Computing and Philosophy (E-CAP), Mälardalen University, Västerås, Sweden.

13 Nov. 2004 What Does Functioning Have to Do with Survival? Medicine and Metaphysics, University of Buffalo, NY.

8 July 2004Is Survival a Function? Annual Conference, British Society for the Philosophy of Science, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK.

19 Oct. 2003 Bodily Systems and the Modular Structure of the Human Body. 9th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine in Europe, Protaras, Cyprus.

Invited Participation

22 June 2015 Society for Women in Philosophy UK Mentoring and Networking Conference, York University, UK. [more]

13 May 2014 Mid-point Conference for the Intellectual Humility Project, Saint Louis University, USA.

2-4 June 2011 Logos Conference: Divine Revelation: Meaning, Authority, and Canon, Notre Dame University, USA.

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