ArgLab • Seminar

Intensive PhD Seminar in Epistemology of Religion

With Prof. Modesto Gómez-Alonso (University of La Laguna)

Course Description


  • Session 1: Is There a Normative Structure for Hinges? Three Varieties of Hinge Epistemology
  • Session 2: Hinges as Rules of Evidential Significance
  • Session 3: Hinge-commitments and Will: Epistemic, Volitional, and Ethical Normativity


Modesto Gómez-Alonso is Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science, Education and Language at the University of La Laguna, Tenerife. His research interests include virtue epistemology, radical scepticism, hinge epistemology, and the metaphysics of dispositions. Some of his recent publications include “Hinge Epistemology and Scepticism. Critical Observations on the Extended Rationality View” (Disputatio: International Research Bulletin 8, 2019), “Virtue Perspectivism, Normativity, and the Unity of Knowledge” (Daimon: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 75, 2018) and “Wittgenstein, Schopenhauer, and the Metaphysics of Suicide” (Revista de Filosofía Aurora 30, 2018).


Attendance is free of charge. Please contact Prof. Nuno Venturinha at for details of the Zoom workshop if you would like to attend.


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This seminar is organized within the framework of the FCT-funded project “Epistemology of Religious Belief: Wittgenstein, Grammar and the Contemporary World” (PTDC/FER-FIL/32203/2017, PI: Nuno Venturinha), hosted by the Reasoning and Argumentation Laboratory (ArgLab) of IFILNOVA.