PULLMAN, Wash. — Plans for the 7th Annual Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference (INPC) were announced this week. The conference will be held April 30 – May 2, 2004 and will center on the topic “Knowledge and Skepticism.”

The Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference is a topic-focused, interdisciplinary conference, co-sponsored by the philosophy departments at the University of Idaho and Washington State University. Events will be held in Moscow, Idaho, and Pullman, and include a public forum tentatively entitled “Knowledge and Skepticism: Real World Issues and Controversies.” The public forum will be held on Friday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. Locations and times for other events are still pending.

Committed participants for the 2004 conference include keynote speaker Fred Dretske, Duke University; Louise Antony, Ohio State University; Kent Bach; San Francisco State University; Michael Bergmann, Purdue; Sven Bernecker, Birbeck College; Laurence BonJour, University of Washington; David Chalmers, University of Arizona); Stewart Cohen, Arizona State University; Joe Cruz, Williams College; Catherine Elgin, Harvard; Mylan Engel, Northern Illinois; Richard Feldman, Rochester; Peter Graham, California, Riverside; Mark Heller, Southern Methodist; Thomas Kelly, Harvard; Peter Klein, Rutgers; George Pappas, Ohio State; John Pollock, Arizona; Jonathan Schaffer, Massachusetts, Amherst; David Sosa, Texas; Ernest Sosa, Brown; Joseph Toliver, Arizona; Nancy Tuana, Penn State; and Jonathan Vogel, Notre Dame.

Organizers have issued a call for essays on the topic, Knowledge and/or Skepticism. Accepted papers will be eligible for publication in volume five of “Topics in Contemporary Philosophy,” an edited volume to be published by MIT Press, pending editorial review.

Additional information about this conference and the call for papers can be found at the INPC website: http://www.class.uidaho.edu/inpc/