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Workshop on the requirement of total evidence, May 29/30, Edinburgh

WORKSHOP ON THE REQUIREMENT OF TOTAL EVIDENCE

May 29-30

Room G.05, 50 George Square

University of Edinburgh

Confirmed Speakers:

Jessica Brown (St Andrews)

Peter Milne (Stirling)

Martin Smith (Edinburgh)

Julia Staffel (Wash U, St Louis)

Lauren Ware (Stirling)

Lee Whittington (Edinburgh)

Registration is free but places are limited.  To register please contact Martin Smith – Martin.Smith@ed.ac.uk.

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Scottish Aesthetics Forum, 6 April, Edinburgh, Dr Hans Maes

The Scottish Aesthetics Forum is delighted to announce its next lecture:

Dr Hans Maes (Kent)

“Portraits of Philosophers and the Philosophy of Portraits”

Thursday, 6 April, 2017, 4:15 – 6:00pm

7 Bristo Square, Room G.009 – Richard Verney Health Centre,

University of Edinburgh

The lecture is free and open to all!

Abstract: This paper presents a close analysis of Steve Pyke’s famous series of portraits of philosophers. By comparing his photographs to other well-known series of portraits and to other portraits of philosophers we will seek a better understanding of the distinctiveness and fittingness of Pyke’s project. With brief nods to Barthes, Baudrillard, Berger, Hegel, and Schopenhauer and an extensive critical investigation of Cynthia Freeland’s ideas on portraiture in general and her reading of Steve Pyke’s portraits in particular this paper will also aim to make a contribution to the philosophical debate on portraiture.

About the speaker: Hans Maes studied at the University of Leuven, Belgium, and graduated there with a PhD in Philosophy. His dissertation, focusing on problems in ethics and moral psychology, was published as a book in Belgium and The Netherlands. He has since made aesthetics and the philosophy of art the main focus of his postdoctoral activities. He worked at the Department of Aesthetics of the University of Helsinki, Finland, and the University of Maryland, USA, before moving to Kent where he is currently Senior Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Art. He has authored papers on a variety of topics in aesthetics, including the role of intention in the interpretation of art, the notion of free beauty, the art of portraiture, and the relation between art and pornography. The latter is the subject of two essay collections: Art and Pornography (co-edited with Jerrold Levinson, OUP, 2012); and Pornographic Art and The Aesthetics of Pornography (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013). Hans Maes is Co-Director of the Aesthetics Research Centre at Kent and from 2010 until 2013 was President of the Dutch Association of Aesthetics. For more information about Hans Maes’ work please visit: https://kent.academia.edu/HansMaes

Additional information: The lecture will be followed by a dinner with our speaker. If you would like to attend the dinner, please contact the organisers by Monday, 3 April.

*** There are limited funds to cover dinner expenses for two students, offered on a first-come-first-served basis. ***

– To contact the organisers: scottishaestheticsforum@gmail.com.

– For more information: http://www.saf.ppls.ed.ac.uk

– Or find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scottishaestheticsforum

SAF is generously supported by the
British Society of Aesthetics & the Scots Philosophical Association.

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SSEMP VIII (University of Edinburgh 10-11 April 2017)

SCOTTISH SEMINAR IN EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY

SSEMP VIII

University of Edinburgh 10-11 April 2017

Project Room, room 1.06, William Robertson Building

University of Edinburgh, 50 George Square

Edinburgh, EH8 9LH

 

Key note speakers:

Beth Lord (University of Aberdeen)

Peter Millican (Oxford University)

 

PROGRAMME

Monday 10 April

8.45                 Welcome

Session 1: Hobbes and Spinoza

9.00-9.45        Francesca Rebasti (ENS de Lyon), “Reshaping Liberty of Conscience: Hobbes’s Heterodox Exegesis of the Gloss on Romans 14:23”

9.45-10.30      José Maria Sanchez de Leon (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), “Spinoza on Common Notions and the Order of Philosophizing”

10.30-10.45    Break

Session 2: Addison

10.45-11.30    Endre Szécsényi (Aberdeen), “The Birth of Modern Aesthetics from Spiritual Exercises”

11.30-12.15    Monica Uribe (Guanajuato), “Taste and Imagination in Addison’s Aesthetic Thought”

12.15-13.45    Lunch

Key Note Speaker

13.45-14.45    Beth Lord (Aberdeen), “Spinoza on Pride and Despondency”

14.45-15.00    Break

Session 1: Leibniz

15.00-15.45    Norma B. Goethe (Cordoba), “Leibniz on the Value of Learning from Exploratory Research”

15.45-16.30    Carlos Portales (Edinburgh), “Leibniz’s Modal Metaphysics as Ground for Nature’s Objective Aesthetic Value”

16.30-16.45    Break

SSEMP Essay Prize Winner

16.45-17.45    Kathrine Cuccuru (UCL), “Style over Substance? Literary Criticism and the Origins of the British Philosophical Sublime”

Tuesday 11 April

Session 4: Trotter, Masham, Locke

9.00-9.45        Simone Webb (UCL), “Self-Revelation and Sociability: Reading Damaris Masham’s Letters to John Locke as Philosophical Autobiography”

9.45-10.30      Emilio Maria de Tommaso (Calabria), “The True Grounds of Morality in Catharine Trotter’s Defence of Mr. Locke’s Essay

10.30-10.45    Break

Session 5: Descartes

10.45-11.30    Andrea Christofidou (Keble College, Oxford), “Descartes on the Mind-Body Relation: A Solution?”

11.30-12.15    Christian Barth (Humboldt University, Berlin), “Cognitio interna and Conscientia in Descartes’ Conception of the Mind”

12.15-13.45    Lunch

Key Note Speaker

13.45-14.45    Peter Millican (Oxford), “Logic, Scepticism, and Egoism: Why Hume Disowned the Treatise of Human Nature

14.45-15.00    Break

Session 6: Locke, Shaftesbury, Huygens

15.00-15.45    Tim Stuart-Buttle (Cambridge), “Locke on the ‘Two Provinces of Knowledg’”

15.45-16.30    Christian Maurer (Lausanne), “Shaftesbury’s Manuscript Pathologia. Stoicism, the Passions and Virtue”

16.30-16.45    Break

16.45-17.30    Miguel Palomo (Sevilla), “Christiaan Huygens, the Observer of the Cosmos”

Organisation: Pauline Phemister (Edinburgh), Mogens Lærke (IHRIM, CNRS, ENS de Lyon)

Funding: Scottish Philosophical Association (SPA) / British Society for the History of Philosophy (BSHP)/ Edinburgh University /IHRIM (CNRS, UMR 5317), ENS de Lyon.

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A message from Robin Cameron (Aberdeen)

The retired philosophers at Aberdeen thought their colleagues in Scotland would want to know that David Braine, formerly of the Aberdeen Department, died on 17th February.  He was severely disabled and bed-bound as the result of a car accident in the 1970’s, but managed to keep up some teaching and a lot of writing (three books).  The funeral and a requiem mass is to take place at 10.45 on Thursday 9th March at St Mary’s Cathedral, Huntly Street, Aberdeen.

Professor Robin Cameron,
University of Aberdeen (Emeritus),
Department of Philosophy,
University of Aberdeen, King’s College, Old Aberdeen  AB24 3UB
Home:  70 Cornhill Road, Aberdeen  AB25 2EH  tel (0)1224-486700.

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Meeting of the Northern Association for Ancient Philosophy (Edinburgh, 10-11 April)

We cordially invite you to attend the Meeting of the Northern Association for Ancient Philosophy which will take place in Edinburgh on April 10-11, 2017, at the University of Edinburgh, in Room G. 06, 50 George Square:

Conference programme 

Monday April 10, 2017: 

1-1.30 pm Registration and coffee

1.30-3.00 pm Professor William Charlton (University of Edinburgh, Emeritus),

‘Ancient and modern treatments of some syncategorematic terms.’

3.00-3.40 pm Ni YU (PhD candidate, University of Edinburgh)

‘The Unity of Plato’s Meno

3.40 – 4.00 pm tea/coffee break

4.00-5.30 pm Dr Laura Maria Castelli (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich)

‘Alexander of Aphrodisias on deductive arguments and their principles’

5.30- 5.40 pm short break

5.40-6.20 pm Jonathan Greig (PhD Candidate, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich)

‘The One’s causality between Proclus and Damascius’

Tuesday April 11, 2017

9.30-11 am Professor Richard King (University of Bern)

‘Aristotle on Nutrition’

11-11.30 am Coffee break

11.30 am -1 pm Dr David Leith (University of Exeter)

‘Athenaeus of Attaleia on the Elements of Medicine’

1:00- 1:15 ABM

Lunch

A limited number of student bursaries is available: please contact the organisers.

The conference is made possible by the generous support from the Mind Association, Scots Philosophical Association, and the Eidyn Research Centre at the University of Edinburgh.

Should you have any questions/ further queries, please contact the organisers:

Inna Kupreeva (inna.kupreeva@ed.ac.uk) and Simon Trépanier (simon.trepanier@ed.ac.uk)

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Upcoming Arché Events (St Andrews)

The following events are upcoming at St Andrews:

Self-Control through Accountability to Others Workshop,  8th – 9th May 2017 School V, St Andrews

Proofs of Propositions in 14th-Century Logic Workshop, 23rd – 24 May 2017 Hebdomadar’s Room, St Salvator’s Quad, St Andrews

Blame and Norms Workshop, 15th – 16 June 2017 School II, St Andrews

Slurring and Swearing Workshop, 3rd – 4th June 2017 School II, St Andrews

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The Scottish Aesthetics Forum (7 March, Univ. of Edinburgh)

The Scottish Aesthetics Forum is delighted to announce its next lecture:

 

Professor Derek Matravers (Open University)

“Those Pesky Categories of Fact and Fiction”

Tuesday, 7 March, 2017, 4:15 – 6:00pm

Sydney Smith Lecture Theatre – Doorway 1 (Medical School, Teviot)

University of Edinburgh

 

The lecture is free and open to all!

 

Abstract: This paper will consider whether works in genres such as biopics, docudramas, and Shakespeare’s History Plays are fiction or non-fiction. It will argue that (a) some of them are non-fictions and (b) that, for others, it is a mistake to classify them under either heading. This will lead to a consideration of what motivates authors of non-fiction, and argues that a commitment to truth has both an epistemological and a non-epistemological function. Along the way it will conclude (as does Kendall Walton) that it is misguided to think that fiction is more of a philosophical puzzle than non-fiction.

 

About the speaker: Derek Matravers is Professor of Philosophy at The Open University. His main interests are in aesthetics and the philosophy of art, while he also works in political philosophy, ethics, and the philosophy of mind. Currently, he is considering how to integrate the protection of cultural property into Just War Theory, whist also working on some problems from his recent monograph Fiction and Narrative (OUP: 2014). Other recent books by Derek Matravers include Empathy (Polity: 2017), and a collection, edited with Damien Freeman, entitled Figuring Out Figurative Art (Routledge: 2014). Derek Matravers is on the Executive Committee of the Royal Music Association Music and Philosophy Study Group, and a founder-member of the International Network of Sympathy, Empathy, and the Imagination. For more information: http://www.open.ac.uk/people/dcm4.

 

Additional information: The lecture will be followed by a dinner with our speaker. If you would like to attend the dinner, please contact the organisers by Friday, 3 March.

*** There are limited funds to cover dinner expenses for two students, offered on a first-come-first-served basis. ***

 

• To contact the organisers: scottishaestheticsforum@gmail.com.

• For more information: http://www.saf.ppls.ed.ac.uk

• Or find us and like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scottishaestheticsforum

 

SAF is generously supported by the

British Society of Aesthetics & the Scots Philosophical Association.

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PHILOSOPHERS AND THE PHILOSOPHICAL LIFE, St Andrews, 10 Feb

PHILOSOPHERS AND THE PHILOSOPHICAL LIFE

 

Lecture Room 3, The Gateway, University of St. Andrews

 

All welcome

 

 

Thomas Stern (UCL) 1.30-2.00 “‘We asked a philosopher if it’s okay to punch Nazis in the face'”

 

Beth Lord (Aberdeen) 2.00-2.30 “Philosophy and Allegiance”

 

Ben Colburn (Glasgow) 2.30-3.00 “Pathological Aspects of the Philosophical Ideal of Autonomy”

 

BREAK 3.00-3.20

 

Sarah Broadie (St Andrews) 3.20-3.40

 

Dory Scaltsas (Edinburgh) 3.40-4.00

 

Patrick Greenough (St Andrews) 4.00-4.20

 

Theron Pummer (St Andrews) 4.20-4.40

 

Alex Douglas (St Andrews) 4.40-5.00

 

BREAK 5.00-5.15

 

Justin Smith (Paris 7) 5.15-5.45 “Can One Be a Philosopher Without Knowing It?”

 

Concluding discussion 5.45-6.15

 

 

For further information, contact James Harris (jah15) or Tom Jones (tej1)

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Call for Registration; Synchronising the Senses: The Temporal Structure of Multisensory Experience on 17th and 18th of February at the University of Glasgow.

Call for Registration
A limited number of places are available to attend a two-day research-intensive interdisciplinary workshop on the topic of Synchronising the Senses: The Temporal Structure of Multisensory Experience on 17th and 18th of February at the University of Glasgow.
The workshop is part of the AHRC-funded Rethinking the Senses: Uniting the Philosophy and Neuroscience of Perception project and will examine how some of the latest research on multisensory integration and the perception of temporal order and simultaneity bears upon philosophical questions concerning the fundamental nature of experience. It will also form the basis of a follow-up project on Synchronising the Senses, funded by the John Templeton Foundation via the University of Cambridge’s New Directions in the Study of the Mind initiative.
Speakers
Vanessa Harrar (Montréal)
Christoph Hoerl (Warwick)
Lars Muckli (Glasgow)
Simon Prosser (St Andrews)
Charles Spence (Oxford)
Jean Vroomen (Tilburg)
Further information
Registration is via Eventbrite at:
For further information, please refer to the workshop webpage at:
or email the workshop organiser, keith.wilson@glasgow.ac.uk.
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John Stuart Mill lecture, St Andrews, 3 Feb 2016

To commemorate the 150th anniversary of John Stuart Mill’s inaugural address as Rector of the University of St Andrews:
A lecture by Prof. Helen Small (Oxford): ‘The Liberal University and its Enemies’
Response by Catherine Stihler MEP, the current Rector.
5pm, Friday 3 February 2017
School 3, St. Salvator’s Quad, North Street, St. Andrews
All welcome.
For further information, please contact James Harris at jah15@st-and.ac.uk
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Dudley Knowles Memorial Lecture in Political Philosophy: Victor Tadros, Glasgow 25 January

THE STEVENSON TRUST FOR CITIZENSHIP

Dudley Knowles Memorial Lecture in Political Philosophy

 

 

Professor Victor Tadros

Professor of Criminal Law and Legal Theory

University of Warwick

 

‘A Moral Law for War’

 

Wednesday, January 25th 2017 at 6 p.m.

 

 

Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre

(Corner of Gibson Street and University Avenue)

 

 

A substantial body of recent work in just war theory claims that the moral considerations that determine whether acts of individual combatants during a war are permissible or wrong are not reflected in the laws of armed conflict. Whereas morality prohibits the killing of combatants on the just side of a war, the law does not. And whereas morality sometimes permits the killing of non-combatants on the unjust side, again the law does not. Many also defend these divergences between law and morality. I will offer a cautious case for revising the law to achieve greater convergence between morality and the laws of war.

 

 

Professor Dudley Ross Knowles (1947 – 2014) was a renowned political philosopher who taught at Glasgow University from 1973 to 2011.  He was a staunch supporter of the Stevenson Trust and insisted that the Trust’s commitment to public education must include the contribution of political philosophy to examining issues of contemporary relevance in a manner accessible to all citizens.  In 2015 the Stevenson committee endorsed his view by instigating an annual public lecture on political philosophy in his memory.  

 

 

 

The lecture will be followed by discussion and a drinks reception at 7.30 p.m.  All staff, students, and members of the public are welcome.  No advance booking is necessary.  For further information contact: stevensontrust@glasgow.ac.uk

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Scottish Aesthetics Forum: Aaron Meskin (31 January, Univ. of Edinburgh)

The Scottish Aesthetics Forum is delighted to announce its next lecture:

 

Dr Aaron Meskin (Leeds)

“Aesthetic Testimony: An Experimental Investigation”

(written with Dr Shen-yi Liao (Puget Sound) & Dr James Andow (Reading))

Tuesday, 31 January, 2017, 4:15 – 6:00pm

Room G04, 50 George Square,

University of Edinburgh

 

The lecture is free and open to all!

 

Abstract: Ordinary testimony transmits knowledge. But aestheticians have been sceptical of whether aesthetic testimony transmits aesthetic knowledge. Although the debate in the philosophical literature focuses largely on normative and conceptual questions, empirical claims about folk resistance to aesthetic testimony play a significant role in that debate. Our studies explore folk attitudes towards aesthetic testimony. We argue that experimental results do not support pessimism about the epistemic value of aesthetic testimony.

 

About the speaker: Aaron Meskin is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Leeds. His current research interests include experimental aesthetics, the philosophy of food, and the aesthetic issues raised by comics, graphic novels and improvisational dance. In addition to the foregoing topics, Aaron Meskin’s publications span aesthetic testimony, bad art, the definition of art, the imagination, and video games. He is former Treasurer and Officer of the British Society of Aesthetics and a former Trustee of the American Society for Aesthetics. From 2009-2013 he was co-investigator on the AHRC project “Method in philosophical aesthetics: the challenge from the sciences”. More information on Aaron Meskin, including a complete list of his publications, can be found on his website: https://aaron-meskin.org.

 

Additional information: The lecture will be followed by a dinner with our speaker. If you would like to attend the dinner, please contact the organisers by Wednesday, 25 January.

*** There are limited funds to cover dinner expenses for two students, offered on a first-come-first-served basis. ***

 

• To contact the organisers: scottishaestheticsforum@gmail.com.

• For more information: http://www.saf.ppls.ed.ac.uk

• Or find us and like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scottishaestheticsforum

 

SAF is generously supported by the

British Society of Aesthetics & the Scots Philosophical Association.

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Workshop: Philosophers and the philosophical life, St Andrews, 10 Feb: Final call for submissions

Tom Jones (English, St Andrews)  and James Harris (Philosophy, St Andrews) are running a series of workshops in St Andrews on the nature of the philosophical life, supported by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
On Friday 10 February the final workshop of the series will consider whether, and how, professional philosophers think that being a philosopher makes a difference to their everyday lives. Has philosophy turned itself into a profession like any other, with little or no bearing on one’s family life, one’s friendships, one’s social and political allegiances, and so on? Or is there still some truth to the ancient idea that philosophy is a way of living that manifests itself in every significant choice that one makes? Is there a middle-way between these extremes?
We invite philosophers working in Scotland to take part in this discussion. If you are interested, please send a brief indication of how you’d like to approach the issue to:
We will find room on the programme for as many contributions as space and funding permit.
Participants will include Ben Colburn (Glasgow), Alex Douglas (St Andrews), Beth Lord (Aberdeen), Theron Pummer (St Andrews), Dory Scaltsas (Edinburgh), Justin Smith (Paris VII) and Thomas Stern (UCL).
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Call for Papers – 7th Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS
Seventh Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference

 

The 7th Annual Edinburgh Graduate Epistemology Conference will take place 19th-20th June 2017. This year’s keynote speakers will be Maria Lasonen-Aarnio (University of Michigan) and Ram Neta (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill). All graduate presentations will have respondents from faculty members at Edinburgh or a neighbouring university.

 

We invite graduate students to submit essays within any area of epistemology (broadly construed). Essays should be under 4000 words, anonymised for blind review, and accompanied by an abstract of no more than 250 words.

Essays should be submitted no later than Feb. 15, 2017 (23:55 GMT) through our EasyChair page here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=egec7

 

We would really like the conference to be representative of the graduate community and so we strongly encourage submissions from anyone working on epistemology who is a member of an under-represented group.

 

For more information please visit our conference page: http://www.ed.ac.uk/ppls/philosophy/events/7th-annual-edin-graduate-epistemology-conference

 

For further inquiries, feel free to contact Kegan Shaw (conference coordinator) at: kj.shaw@ed.ac.uk.

This conference is generously sponsored by the Eidyn Research Centre, the University of Edinburgh, the Mind Association, and is supported by the Edinburgh Women in Philosophy Group.

 

All the best,

Michel Croce
(on behalf of the organizing committee)

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Philosophers and the philosophical life, St Andrews, 10 February

Tom Jones (English, St Andrews)  and James Harris (Philosophy, St Andrews) are running a series of workshops on the nature of the philosophical life, supported by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
On Friday 10 February the final workshop of the series will consider whether, and how, professional philosophers think that being a philosopher makes a difference to their everyday lives. Has philosophy turned itself into a profession like any other, with little or no bearing on one’s family life, one’s friendships, one’s social and political allegiances, and so on? Or is there still some truth to the ancient idea that philosophy is a way of living that manifests itself in every significant choice that one makes? Is there a middle-way between these extremes?
We invite philosophers working in Scotland to take part in this discussion. If you are interested, please send a brief indication of how you’d like to approach the issue to:
We will find room on the programme for as many contributions as space and funding permit.
Participants will include Ben Colburn (Glasgow), Beth Lord (Aberdeen), Theron Pummer (St Andrews), Justin Smith (Paris VII) and Thomas Stern (UCL).
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St Andrews work in progress (Monday 5 December)

St. Andrews Department of Philosophy — Work in Progress
Monday 5 December, Room 104, Edgecliffe, The Scores
9.15 – 10.15: Michael Walschots – Kant and Consequentialism in Context
10.30 – 11.30: Alison Duncan Kerr – On the Rationality of Emotion Regulation
11.45 – 12.45: Adam Etinson – Some Myths about Ethnocentrism
2.00 – 3.00: Kevin Scharp – Meaning, Reflection and Constitutive Principles
3.15 – 4.15: Alex Douglas – Descartes’ Critique of the Syllogistic
4.30 – 5.30: Elizabeth Ashford – The Infliction of Severe Poverty as the Perfect Crime
All welcome,
James Harris
jah15@st-andrews.ac.uk
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Peter Fritz talks in St Andrews (4 – 9 December)

Dr Peter Fritz (Oslo) will be visiting the Arché Research Centre at St Andrews from 4-9 December. He will give three talks, as follows:
Tues Dec 6, 3 till 5 pm: Peter Fritz (Oslo): ‘Higher-Order Contingentism’

I will give an overview of some of my recent work on higher-order contingentism, roughly the view that it is contingent what propositions, properties and relations there are. I first consider closely related versions of this view proposed by Kit Fine and Robert Stalnaker, and show that they provide satisfactory answers to a challenge for higher-order contingentism posed by Timothy Williamson. The formal development of the view due to Kit Fine turns out to be in need of revision, as it appeals to resources not available according to the view itself. I then consider another challenge for higher-order contingentism, namely to account for our seemingly intelligible talk of possible things which according to their metaphysics do not exist; versions of this challenge have been put forward by several authors in different contexts. It can be shown that even in extremely rich languages, the higher-order contingentist views considered here have difficulties meeting this challenge, as there are no plausible ways of paraphrasing the relevant claims concerning merely possible entities.

Wed Dec 7, 10 am till 12 noon: Peter Fritz (Oslo): ‘Logics for Propositional Contingentism’

Robert Stalnaker has recently advocated propositional contingentism, the claim that it is contingent what propositions there are. He has proposed a philosophical theory of contingency in what propositions there are and sketched a possible worlds model theory for it. Such models can be used to interpret two propositional modal languages: one containing an existential propositional quantifier, and one containing an existential propositional operator. I present results which show that the resulting logic containing an existential quantifier is not recursively axiomatizable, and that a natural candidate axiomatization for the resulting logic containing an existential operator is incomplete.

Thu Dec 8, 11 am till 1 pm: Peter Fritz (Oslo): ‘Predication and Existence’

Contingentists, those who think that it is contingent what individuals there are, face the following question: is it possible for relations to relate individuals there could be, but there aren’t? Higher-order contingentists, roughly those who think that it is contingent what propositions, properties and relations there are, face the analogous question for propositions, properties and relations. I argue first that higher-order contingentists should answer both questions positively: relations relate not only what there is, but also what there could be. I then show that higher-order contingentists have ways of talking about relations, properties and propositions which there could not possibly be, namely by constructing them out of relations, properties and propositions there could be. Such possibilities open up a further question: is it possible for relations to relate lower-level relations, properties or propositions there could not possibly be? I argue that higher-order contingentists should also answer this questions positively: relations relate not only what there is and what there could be, but also what there couldn’t be.

All talks in Edgecliffe, The Scores, St Andrews: Room G03

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SPA Annual General Meeting (updated information)

The Scots Philosophical Association Annual General Meeting: Schedule and Information 

University of Dundee

Information:

There is no registration required, but if you would like to attend the dinner (details below) – so that we know the numbers – we ask that you indicate this in advance by emailing Ms Amelie Berger Soraruff: a.a.l.bergersoraruff@dundee.ac.uk

(Please also indicate if you will require a vegetarian option, and any other specific dietary requirements.)

 

Dinner will be held from 7:30 on Thursday the 1st Dec at Rishi’s Indian Aroma (http://www.rishisdundee.co.uk) 11 Hawkhill Rd Dundee, DD1 5DL. Cost is £20 per person. We ask that you pay in cash to the conference organisers on the day of the dinner.

 

The conference will be held at the Dalhousie building – Room 2F14 on Thursday 1st, and Room 2F13 on Friday 2nd. (‘2’ indicates the side of the building, and ‘F’ indicates First Floor.)

You can find a campus map here:

 

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Dalhousie+Building/@56.4583796,-2.984038,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x48865cc765a60f35:0x2d4e6f1d11137606!8m2!3d56.4594378!4d-2.9821926

 

You can also find directions to get to Dalhousie Building from Dundee railway station here:

 

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/Dundee+Railway+Station,+South+Union+Street,+Dundee/Dalhousie+Building,+Dundee/@56.458391,-2.9799213,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x48865c957a850ae5:0x1feafb1d1626334b!2m2!1d-2.9710367!2d56.4566822!1m5!1m1!1s0x48865cc76e384b15:0xc4e2c2ff3453a22f!2m2!1d-2.9822402!2d56.4595907!3e2

 

Some suggested nearby accommodation

(in rough descending order of price):

 

Apex Hotel: https://www.apexhotels.co.uk/apex-city-quay-hotel-spa

 

Malmaison: https://www.malmaison.com/locations/dundee/

 

Holiday Inn Express: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/gb/en/dundee/dndee/hoteldetail

 

Queens Hotel: http://www.queenshotel-dundee.com

 

Travelodge Dundee Central: https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/301/Dundee-Central-hotel

 

Dundee Backpacker: http://www.hoppo.com/dundee

 

For any questions, please contact Ashley Woodward: a.z.woodward@dundee.ac.uk or Amélie Berger Soraruff: a.a.l.bergersoraruff@dundee.ac.uk

 

Schedule:

Thursday Dec. 1:

 

Dalhousie 2F14

 

10:30 Refreshments

11:00 – 1:00 Philosophy Careers Seminar (for Postgraduates)

1:45 – 2:45 Paper 1 TBA

3:00 – 4:00 Annual General meeting (SPA members only)

4:00 Refreshments

4:30 – 6:00 Keynote Address: Prof Jack Reynolds (Deakin): ‘Embodied Cognition, Naturalism and Emergence’

6:00 – 7:30 Drinks

7:30 Conference Dinner

 

 

Friday Dec. 2:

 

Dalhousie 2F13

 

9:30 Refreshments

10:00 – 11:00: Dr Kevin Scharp (St Andrews) Title TBA

11:00 – 12: Paper 3 Prof Nicholas Davey (Dundee): ‘Notes Towards a Relational Hermeneutics’

 

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SPA Annual General Meeting

SPA Annual Meeting

University of Dundee
Dates: Thurs. Dec 1 – Friday Dec 2
Thursday Dec. 1:
Dalhousie 2F14
10:30 Refreshments
11:00 – 1:00 Philosophy Careers Seminar (for Postgraduates)
1:45 – 2:45 Tina Röck (Dundee): ‘Propositional Knowledge in a World of Process’
3:00 – 4:00 Annual General meeting (SPA members only)
4:00 Refreshments
4:30 – 6:00 Keynote Address: Prof Jack Reynolds (Deakin): ‘Embodied Cognition, Naturalism and Emergence’
6:00 – 7:30 Drinks
7:30 Conference Dinner
Friday Dec. 2:
Dalhousie 2F13
9:30 Refreshments
10:00 – 11:00: Dr Kevin Scharp (St Andrews) Title TBA
11:00 – 12: Paper 3 Prof Nicholas Davey (Dundee): ‘Notes Towards a Relational Hermeneutics’

There is no registration required, but if you would like to attend the dinner (details below) – so that we know the numbers – we ask that you indicate this in advance by emailing Ms Amelie Berger Soraruff: a.a.l.bergersoraruff@dundee.ac.uk

(Please also indicate if you will require a vegetarian option, and any other specific dietary requirements.)

 

Dinner will be held from 7:30 on Thursday the 1st Dec at Rishi’s Indian Aroma (http://www.rishisdundee.co.uk) 11 Hawkhill Rd Dundee, DD1 5DL. Cost is £20 per person. We ask that you pay in cash to the conference organisers on the day of the dinner.

 

The conference will be held at the Dalhousie building – Room 2F14 on Thursday 1st, and Room 2F13on Friday 2nd. (‘2’ indicates the side of the building, and ‘F’ indicates First Floor.)

You can find a campus map here:

 

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Dalhousie+Building/@56.4583796,-2.984038,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x48865cc765a60f35:0x2d4e6f1d11137606!8m2!3d56.4594378!4d-2.9821926

 

You can also find directions to get to Dalhousie Building from Dundee railway station here:

 

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/Dundee+Railway+Station,+South+Union+Street,+Dundee/Dalhousie+Building,+Dundee/@56.458391,-2.9799213,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x48865c957a850ae5:0x1feafb1d1626334b!2m2!1d-2.9710367!2d56.4566822!1m5!1m1!1s0x48865cc76e384b15:0xc4e2c2ff3453a22f!2m2!1d-2.9822402!2d56.4595907!3e2

 

 

Some suggested nearby accommodation

(in rough descending order of price):

 

Apex Hotel: https://www.apexhotels.co.uk/apex-city-quay-hotel-spa

 

Malmaison: https://www.malmaison.com/locations/dundee/

 

Holiday Inn Express: https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/gb/en/dundee/dndee/hoteldetail

 

Queens Hotel: http://www.queenshotel-dundee.com

 

Travelodge Dundee Central: https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/301/Dundee-Central-hotel

 

Dundee Backpacker: http://www.hoppo.com/dundee

 

 

For any questions, please contact Ashley Woodward: a.z.woodward@dundee.ac.uk or Amélie Berger Soraruff: a.a.l.bergersoraruff@dundee.ac.uk

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Scots Phil Annual General Meeting: Dundee, December 1 – 2

SPA Annual Meeting

 University of Dundee

Dates: Thurs. Dec 1 – Friday Dec 2

 

Thursday Dec. 1:

 

Dalhousie 2F14

 

10:30 Refreshments

11:00 – 1:00 Philosophy Careers Seminar (for Postgraduates)

1:45 – 2:45 Paper 1 TBA

3:00 – 4:00 Annual General meeting (SPA members only)

4:00 Refreshments

4:30 – 6:00 Keynote Address: Prof Jack Reynolds (Deakin): ‘Embodied Cognition, Naturalism and Emergence’

6:00 – 7:30 Drinks

7:30 Conference Dinner

 

 

Friday Dec. 2:

 

Dalhousie 2F13

 

9:30 Refreshments

10:00 – 11:00: Dr Kevin Scharp (St Andrews) Title TBA

11:00 – 12: Paper 3 Prof Nicholas Davey (Dundee): ‘Notes Towards a Relational Hermeneutics’