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Catherine HundlebyPhilosophy professor Catherine Hundleby will present “Epistemic Coverage and the Argument from Ignorance” on Friday, January 12.

Philosopher to explore ignorance fallacy

The claim “If that were true, I would have heard about it” plays a pivotal role in social models of reasoning, says philosophy professor Catherine Hundleby.

She will explore a possible connection between independent accounts — the social epistemology developed by Sanford Goldberg of Northwestern University and her UWindsor colleague Douglas Walton’s theory of argumentation schemes — in a free public presentation Friday, January 12, entitled “Epistemic Coverage and the Argument from Ignorance.”

Dr. Hundleby is director of the doctoral program in argumentation studies and a fellow of the Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation and Rhetoric. Both are sponsors of Friday’s event, which begins at 3 p.m. in room 105, Memorial Hall.