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CFP: 2012 British Postgraduate Philosophy Association

Deadline: 6th June 2012

Conference: 3rd – 6th September 2012

Edinburgh

Description: Now in its sixteenth successive year, the annual conference of the British Postgraduate Philosophy Association (BPPA) is the largest, most prestigious and longest running graduate philosophy conference in the United Kingdom. This year’s conference is to be held at the University of Edinburgh from 3 – 6 September.  Following the success of last year’s inaugural BPPA Careers Day, the BPPA Careers Day returns for a second time. The Careers Day is a full day of talks and symposia given by leading academics on topics related to careers in philosophy.

Keynote speakers:

  • Sarah Broadie (St Andrews)
  • Brad Hooker (University of Reading)
  • Christopher Peacocke (UCL)
  • Duncan Pritchard (Edinburgh)

Careers Day speakers:

  • Michael Brady (University of Glasgow)
  • Guy Fletcher (University of Edinburgh)
  • Katherine Hawley (University of St. Andrews)
  • Jesper Kallestrup (University of Edinburgh)
  • Mike Ridge (University of Edinburgh)
  • Alasdair Richmond (University of Edinburgh)
  • Paul Snowdon (UCL)
  • Dave Ward (University of Edinburgh)

Call for papers: We welcome papers in all areas and traditions of philosophy, from graduate students all over the world. Authors of papers who make it to the final stage of reviewing but are not accepted will be given the opportunity to respond to accepted papers at the conference. The deadline for paper submissions is 6th June 2012. Decisions on whether papers have been accepted will be made by mid-July.

  • Word limit: 3,000 words (including footnotes, but excluding reference bibliography).
  • Papers should be prepared for blind review.
  • Please submit papers as Microsoft Word documents by email to conference@bppa-online.org.
  • Please put ‘Conference Paper Submission’ as the subject of your email.
  • Please include in a separate document a cover sheet containing your name, departmental affiliation, email address, contact telephone number and the title of your paper.
  • Submission deadline: 6th June 2012.

Conference website

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Conference announcement: Hybrid Theories in Metaethics

2nd – 4th July 2012

University of Edinburgh

Speakers:

Inquires to Guy Fletcher

Conference website

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Visiting Speakers, 30th April – 4th May

Next week’s visiting speakers:

  • Ian Phillips (University College London), at Glasgow’s Mind and Perception Research Seminar on Monday, 30th April.
  • Timothy Williamson (Oxford University), “Metaphysics and Higher-Order Modal Logic,” at Glasgow on Tuesday, 1st May.
  • Mark Sprevak (University of Edinburgh), “Applying the Explanatory Gap Argument to the Special Sciences,” at St Andrews on Wednesday, 2nd May.
  • Corine Besson (Birkbeck, University of London), “The Epistemology of Logic: The Case for Propositionalism,” at Edinburgh’s Epistemology Research Group on Wednesday, 2nd May.
  • Jonathan Way (University of Southampton), at Stirling on Thursday, 3rd May.

Other events next week:

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2012 Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association

6th – 8th July 2012

Stirling

Speakers:

  • Jeremy Butterfield (University of Cambridge)
  • Beatrice Longuenesse (New York University)
  • Sebastian Gardner (University College London)
  • Elizabeth Fricker (University of Oxford)
  • John Hawthorne (University of Oxford)
  • Christopher Peacocke (Columbia University and University College London)
  • John Campbell (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Hannah Ginsborg (University of California, Berkeley)
  • Adrian Haddock (University of Stirling)
  • R. Jay Wallace (University of California, Berkeley)
  • David Owens (University of Reading)
  • Jonathan Wolff (University College London)
  • Gopal Sreenivasan (Duke University)

Inquires to jointsession@stir.ac.uk

Conference website

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Visiting Speakers, 23rd – 27th April

Next week’s visiting speakers:

  • Malika Auvray (CNRS, Paris), at Glasgow’s Mind and Perception Research Seminar on Monday, 23rd April.
  • Jennifer Corns (University of Glasgow), “Pain and Idiosyncrasy,” at Glasgow on Tuesday, 24th April.
  • Kenneth Winkler (Yale University), “Causal Realism and Hume’s Revisions of the Inquiry,” at St Andrews on Wednesday, 25th April.
  • Annalisa Coliva (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), “Moore’s Paradox and Commitments,” at Stirling on Thursday, 26th April.
  • Annalisa Coliva (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia), “Hinges and Certainty,” at Edinburgh on Friday, 27th April.
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Visiting Speakers, 16th – 20th April

Next week’s visiting speakers:

  • Stephen Butterfill (University of Warwick) at Glasgow’s Mind and Perception Research Seminar, “Intention and Motor Representation,” on Monday, 16th April. 
  • Peter Hanks (University of Minnesota) at Glasgow, on Tuesday, 17th April.
  • Duncan Pritchard (University of Edinburgh) at Edinburgh’s Epistemology Research Group, “Wittgenstein on the Groundlessness of Our Believing,” on Wednesday, 18th April.
  • Michael Brady (University of Glasgow) at Stirling, “Positive Emotions and Evaluative Understanding,” on Thursday, 19th April.

Other events next week:

  • T.M. Knox Memorial Lecture, St Andrews, 18th April: Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary, University of London), “The Utilitarian ‘discovery’ about Liberty: What was it and Who made it?”
  • Workshop: Tim Mulgan’s Ethics for a Broken World, St Andrews, 18th April.
  • PPLS Interdiciplinary Seminar, Edinburgh, 19th April: Edouard Machery (Univeristy of Pittsburgh), “Evidence in Cognitive Neuroscience.”
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Ethics for a Broken World programme

The programme for the Ethics for a Broken World workshop (http://www.scotsphil.org.uk/tim-mulgans-ethics-for-a-broken-world/) on 18th April is now available:

 

Ethics for a Broken World Workshop

University of St Andrews, School VI (the Quad)

Wednesday, 18 April, 2012

 

Programme:

Brian McElwee ‘The Perspective of the Broken World’ 9.30 – 10.40

Tim Chappell ‘The Future-Person Standpoint’ 10.45-11.55

Brad Hooker ‘Contingency and Moral Requirements’ 12.00 –  13.10

lunch

Ben Saunders ‘Democracy and Future Generations’ 14.30 – 15.40

Jesse Tomalty ‘Human Rights and the Possibility of a Broken Future’ 15.45 – 16.55

coffee etc.

Elizabeth Ashford ‘Liberty Rights and Trade-Offs’ 17.15 – 18.25

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Seeing Things Differently: Art, Philosophy, and the Futures of Feminism

30th – 31st March 2012

University of Dundee

Keynote speakers:

  • Christine Battersby (Reader Emerita in Philosophy, University of Warwick)
  • Tina Chanter (Professor of Philosophy, DePaul University, Chicago)
  • Kerstin Mey (Professor & Director of Research and Enterprise, University for the Creative Arts)

Panel speakers:

  • Rosa Nogués (Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University)
  • Lynne Heller (Ontario College of Art and Design University & University College Dublin)
  • Katie Lloyd Thomas (Newcastle University)
  • Beth Fisher, Ingrid Pollard, Gina Wall (Moray College)
  • Janet McKenzie (Editor, Studio International)
  • Marina Kassianidou (Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts)
  • Sibyl Fisher (University of Leeds)
  • Kate Ince (University of Birmingham)
  • Redi Koobak (Linköping University)
  • Mo Throp and Maria Walsh: The Subjectivity & Feminisms Research Group (Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts)

Inquires to Rachel Jones

Conference website

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Visiting speakers, 26th – 30th March

Next week’s visiting speakers:

  • Alan Weir (Glasgow) at Stirling, “Why Does Logic Compel?,” on Thursday, 29th March.
  • Tina Chanter (DePaul University) at Dundee, “The Sensibility of Art: Gender, Race and Aesthetics in the work of Jacques Rancière,” on Friday, 30th March.
  • Richard Sorabji (KCL/Oxford) at Edinburgh, “Moral Conscience: Ancient Origins of the Idea and Its Historical Aftermath,” on Friday, 30th March.
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Spinoza, the Infinite, and the Eternal

11th – 12th May 2012

University of Dundee

Keynote speakers:

  • Clare Carlisle (Kings College London), “Eternal Life: The Radical Theology of Ethics V”
  • Alan Nelson (University of North Carolina), “Grades of Infinity”

Speakers:

  • John Grey (Boston), “Spinoza’s Analogy of Parthood in Ethics V”
  • Julie R. Klein (Villanova), “Spinoza’s Gersonidean Eternity of the Mind”
  • Mike LeBuffe (Texas A&M), “The Dictates of Reason and Ethics 5P7”
  • Lisete Rodrigues (Lisbon), “Eternity as a political concept”
  • Noa Shein (Ben Gurion University of the Negev), “Necessarily Always a Bit Confused”
  • Daniel Schneider (Wisconsin), “Why Explaining Duration in the Ethics takes an Eternity”
  • Justin Steinberg (CUNY), “From Here to Eternity: Spinoza on Temporary Encounters with Eternality”
  • Emily Thomas (Cambridge), “Eternity in Spinoza and Samuel Alexander”
  • Valtteri Viljanen (Turku), “Spinoza on Virtue and Eternity”
  • Daniel Whistler (Liverpool), “How Speak of Eternity? The Rhetoric of Ethics Part V”

Inquires to Beth Lord

Conference website

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Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy III

9th – 10th May 2012

University of Aberdeen

Keynote Speakers

  • Stephen Gaukroger (University of Aberdeen / University of Sydney)
  • Yitzhak Melamed (Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore)

Speakers

  • Ruth Boeker (University of St. Andrews)
  • Dietmar Heidemann (University of Luxembourg)
  • Matteo Favaretti Camposampiero (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia)
  • Larry Jorgensen (Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY)
  • Markku Roinila (University of Edinburgh / University of Helsinki)
  • Jon Miller (Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario)
  • Michael Olson (Villanova University, Philadelphia)
  • Gabriel Alban-Zapata (ENS de Lyon)
  • Martine Pecharman (CNRS – Maison Française d’Oxford)
  • Dario Perinetti (UQAM, Montreal)
  • Andrea Sangiacomo (ENS de Lyon)
  • Eric Schliesser (University of Ghent)

Session chairs:

  • Catherine Wilson (University of Aberdeen)
  • Julie Klein (Villanova University, Philadelphia)
  • Emily Thomas (Cambridge University)
  • Beth Lord (University of Dundee)
  • Justin Steinberg (Brooklyn College, City University of New York)
  • Michael LeBuffe (Texas A&M)
  • Valtteri Viljanen (University of Turku)

Inquires to Mogens Lærke

Conference website

**SPA sponsored**

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Visiting speakers, 19th – 23rd March

This week’s visiting speakers:

  • Olav Gjelsvik (Oslo University) at Aberdeen on Monday, 19th March.
  • Franz Berto (University of Aberdeen) at Glasgow, “The Empire Strikes Back: the Law of Non-Contradiction After Dialetheism,” on Tuesday, 20th March.
  • Dan Watts (University of Essex) at Dundee, “No Scholarly Still Life: Kierkegaard’s Portrayal of Socrates,” on Wednesday, 21st March.
  • Alan Baker (Swarthmore College) at St Andrews, “Matching Mathematics to the World,” on Wednesday, 21st March.
  • Patrick Greenough (St Andrews) at Edinburgh Epistemology Research Group, “Moore’s Paradox and Norm-Relativism,” on Wednesday 21st March.
  • Tom Pink (KCL) at Stirling, “Normativity and Nature,” on Thursday, 22nd March.
  • Herman Cappelan (St Andrews) at Edinburgh PhilSoc on Thursday, 22nd March.
  • Berys Gaut (St Andrews) at Edinburgh, “Creativity and Rationality,” on Friday, 23rd March.

 

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Grete Hermann Workshop

5th – 6th May 2012

University of Aberdeen

Invited participants:

  • Thomas Filk (Institut für Grenzgebiete der Psychologie und Psychohygiene, Freiburg)
  • Mélanie Frappier (University of King’s College, Halifax)
  • Martin Jähnert (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin)
  • Dieter Krohn (Philosophisch-Politische Akademie)
  • Fernando Leal Carretero (University of Guadalajara)
  • Giulia Paparo (University of Utrecht)
  • Rene Saran (Society for Furtherance of Critical Philosophy)
  • Gregor Schiemann (University of Wuppertal)
  • Michiel Seevinck (University of Nijmegen)
  • Patricia Shipley (Birkbeck College, London)
  • Léna Soler (Archives Henri Poincaré, Nancy)

Inquires to Guido Bacciagaluppi

Conference website

**SPA sponsored**