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Colloquium: Laurie Paul
February 28 @ 4:15 pm - 6:15 pm
Each colloquium will be held on Wednesday from 4:15 P.M. to 6:15 P.M. in rooms 9-204/9-205, except as otherwise noted.
Laurie Paul (UNC)
“De Se Truth and Epistemic Revolution”
I develop an account of de se truth and argue that immersive experience can be necessary to grasp certain distinctive de se truths. Using the case of a blind person who becomes sighted, I develop the way that immersive experience can be required for the discovery of new, previously inaccessible de se truths, and embed it in my recent work on transformative experience and change. I then frame these sorts of radical de se shifts as personal epistemic revolutions: they are cases where a person undergoes a Kuhnian revolution writ small.