Venue: Technical University of Munich Study Center Raitenhaslach
Dates: 6 – 8 July, 2017

In recent years, there has been renewed interest in political epistemology, the study of the epistemic norms and conditions under which political procedures operate. In the field of political theory this field opens up a number of important questions:

– how to organize collective decision procedures – especially democratic ones like parliaments or voting publics – such that they result in decisions grounded in the best available knowledge;

– how (and why) best to bring a variety of cognitive perspectives to bear on political problems; or

– how best to process, test, and contest claims to expert knowledge within such procedures.

We welcome contributions from democratic theory, political science, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of economics, and more. We especially welcome papers relating to one or more of the following themes:

1) Workplace Regulation and Economic/Epistemic Democracy

2) The role of non-state actors in disseminating and processing information and knowledge

3) Technological change and epistemic duties