Event Details

Date: 1st December 2022, 15:30-17:00

Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Agora 3, Main Building)


On the 1st of December, Dr J. Adam Carter will give a talk motivating an autonomy condition on knowledge. The talk can be followed in person or online.

Abstract: The main objective of this talk is to motivate an ‘epistemic autonomy’ condition on propositional knowledge, and to contextualise the significance of this condition with reference to actual and possible cases where a thinker relies on new technologies to gain true beliefs.

Dr J. Adam Carter

Dr Carter is a Reader in philosophy at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, UK. His main research interests are in epistemology and philosophy of mind. Carter obtained his BA and MA degrees in philosophy from the University of Missouri-Columbia (2002, 2006). Carter followed this with visiting appointments at Northwestern and Rutgers, before obtaining his Ph.D. in philosophy from Edinburgh University (2009). He has been a visiting professor at universities in Geneva, Belfast and Eindhoven. Carter is the deputy-director of the COGITO Epistemology research centre at the University of Glasgow, and is the co-recipient of  a Leverhulme research grant for work on a virtue epistemology of trust.


For questions and more information, please contact:

Daniël Muller

Project manager Abraham Kuyper Centre