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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’

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Psychiatry and Philosophy meeting in Stirling on Friday, 25th November, 2016

SCOTTISH PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHIATRY SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP

ANNUAL ACADEMIC MEETING

PROGRAMME

 

DATE:  Friday, 25th November , 2016

 

VENUE: The Oak Room, Golden Lion Hotel, Stirling

9-15 am:  Registration/Tea and coffee

 

10am: Morning Session: Chair: Dr.Iain Smith, Consultant Addiction Psychiatrist, Glasgow

 

10-05am:  Reductionism: truly, madly, deeply.

Dr.Peter J. Gordon, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, NHS Forth Valley.

 

Peter will present for half an hour some concerns he has over Health Improvement Science with reference to the work of the philosopher Mary Midgley among others.He will conclude by showing his short film on the Red Road Flats as a form of warning against grand projects undertaken without careful thought. The remainder of the session will be open for round table discussion. In preparation for this it is suggested you might read: – The Ethics of Using Quality Improvement Methods in Health Care (2007) by Lynn et al which can be downloaded from: – http://annals.org/article.aspx?articleid=734470

 

11-15am:  Tea/Coffee

 

11-30am: Journal Club: Facilitated Round Table  discussion of: –

Lessons from akrasia in substance misuse: a clinicophilosophical discussion (2016)

  By Lubomira Radoilska, and Keron D. Fletcher

Download from:- http://apt.rcpsych.org/content/22/4/234

 

12-30pm: Two course Lunch in hotel restaurant followed by business meeting (1-30pm)

 

Afternoon Session: Chair: Dr Tom Russ, Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, NHS Lothian.

 

2-00pm    Mental Illness and Therapy in David Foster Wallace’s Fiction

Jamie Redgate, PhD Candidate, University of Glasgow

 

Jamie is a student in Medical Humanities at University of Glasgow. He will present to us from a completed section of his ongoing PhD work. The working title of his PhD is:- Cognition, Consciousness, and Dualism in the Fiction of David Foster Wallace.

For those unfamiliar with Foster Wallace he was a modern US novelist who was trained in philosophy and mathematics. He hung himself,age 46 years, in September 2008.

3-15pm Tea and coffee and depart

 

To confirm your place please e-mail me at Iain.Smith@ggc.scot.nhs.uk to register and be prepared to pay £40-00 on the day.(Receipts will be available on the day along with CPD certificates for 4 hours of CPD Activity).

Also e-mail me if you have difficulty accessing the papers. It is not essential to have read them to come along as they will be summarised on the day.

Please let me know if you are coming as soon as possible and by the end of Thursday 15th November, 2016 at the very latest.

For the location of the hotel along with how to travel (it is close to the Stirling Train and Bus Stations), parking and access go to: –

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Fri 11 Nov 2016 – Philosophy Beyond the Academy (St Andrews)

Time: 1-6pm
Location: Seminar Room 1 of the Medical and Biological Sciences Building, University of St Andrews
Tickets: Free and open to the public. Please e-mail tej1@st-andrews.ac.uk to reserve a place.

Tom Jones (English, St Andrews)  and James Harris (Philosophy, St Andrews) are running a series of workshops on the philosophical life, supported by the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Looking at the question ‘How does one live philosophically within and beyond the modern university?‘ this workshop brings together participants whose philosophical work takes place in a variety of contexts: consultancy, counselling, prisons, civil society organisations, online and print media, and daily life itself. Presentations, discussion and a round table event to close the afternoon will ask how a (formal or informal) philosophical background shapes life, work and our most fundamental social relations.

1.00-1.15 – Welcome
1.15-1.45 – Ben Macpherson MSP
1.45-2.30 – Ben Young (ex Jubilee Scotland)
2.30-2.45 – Break
2.45-3.30 – Catherine McCall (European Philosophical Inquiry Centre)
3.30-3.45 – Joe Slater (PhD candidate, St Andrews)
3.45-4.00 – Break
4.00-4.45 – Richard Marshall (3am Magazine)
4.45-5.15 – Donald MacEwan (St Andrews University Chaplain) and James D. Aitken (Minister of St. Michael’s, Edinburgh)
5.15-6.00 – Round table

For more information see https://thephilosophicallife.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk

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Kantian Virtue (St Andrews; 26 October)

KANTIAN VIRTUE — A Workshop
Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Seminar Room 3 · The Gateway Building
University of St Andrews

10:00 Melissa Merritt (New South Wales): Stoic Eupatheiai in Kant’s Ideal of Virtue

11:45 Alix Cohen (Edinburgh): Kant on the Virtues of Desiring

14:30 Michael Walschots (St Andrews): Kant and the Duty to Act from Duty

16:15 Lucas Thorpe (Bogazici): Virtue as an Ethical Ideal for Kant?

Organiser: Jens Timmermann (jt28@st-andrews.ac.uk)

All welcome!
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Don Ihde at Dundee, 5th October

Wednesday, 5th October, 4pm – 6pm
Venue: Dalhousie Building, Room 2F13, University of Dundee

Don Ihde (Stony Brook University)

“Letting Things Speak: Material Hermeneutics”

Abstract:  I contend that there is a current Second Scientific Revolution from the 20th-21st century by way of imaging technologies.  These technologies ‘let things speak’ as never before, but call for a visualist hermeneutic for interpretation.  I shall give a few examples, beginning with Otzi the Iceman, Viking invasions of England, Spanish explorations of North America, to illustrate how such a revolution can enrich previously linguistically restricted hermeneutics.

For further information, please contact Ashley Woodward.  a.z.woodward@dundee.ac.uk

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Kant in Progress; St Andrews; 7th July

Dear All,
You are all invited to the Kant in Progress Workshop, which will take place on the 7th of July in St Andrews, St Mary’s College Hall (the main entrance to St Mary’s College is on South Street through the arched gate, above which reads “in principio erat verbum”). For any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Stefano Lo Re (slr7@st-andrews.ac.uk).
Best wishes,
Stefano

Kant in Progress Workshop
7th July 2016
University of St Andrews (St Mary’s College Hall)

9.00 – 9.55am
Katharina Naumann (Justus Liebig University Giessen) Self-Perfection, Self-Knowledge, and the Supererogatory

10:00 – 10.55am
Anita Leirfall (University of Bergen/Norwegian University of Life Sciences) Kant on the Perception of Force

11.00 – 11.15am: Tea and Coffee (provided)

11.15am – 12.10pm
Claudi Brink (University of California, San Diego)
The Role of The Fact of Reason in Kant’s Account of Practical Cognition

12.15 – 1.45pm: Lunch (provided)

1.45 – 2.40pm
Martin Sticker (University of Go?ttingen), Joe Saunders (University of Leeds) Time for School: Moral Education and Transcendental Idealism

2.45 – 3.40pm
Max Edwards (University College London)
The Distinction between Empirical and Transcendental Content

3.45 – 4.40pm
Lucas Sierra (University of St Andrews) Kantianism and Animal Dignity

_______________________________________________________
The Kant in Progress workshop is made possible by the support of the St Andrews Philosophy department 

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Manipulation and Moral Responsibility in Ethics and Philosophy of Religion (Edinburgh, July 15/16)

Manipulation and Moral Responsibility in Ethics and Philosophy of Religion

The University of Edinburgh

July 15 and 16, 2016

 

Schedule:

Friday, July 15

 

9:15 – 10:30. Maria Alvarez (King’s College London), “Becoming who we are”

 

10:35 – 11:50. Alfred Mele (Florida State University), “Radical Reversals and Original Designs”

 

Lunch

 

1:00 – 2:15.  Patrick Todd (University of Edinburgh), “God and the Moral Standing to Blame”

 

2:20 – 3:35. Gunnar Björnsson (Umeå University), “Generalization arguments”

 

3:45 – 5:00. John Fischer (University of California, Riverside), “Responsibility, Autonomy, and the Zygote Argument”

 

Saturday, July 16

 

9:15 – 10:30. Michael McKenna (University of Arizona), “Resisting Todd’s Defense of Manipulation Arguments”

 

10:35 – 11:50. Jean-Baptiste Guillon (Collège de France), “Prophecy of Free Action: Does Molinism lead to Compatibilism?”

 

Lunch

 

1:00 – 2:15. Sofia Jeppsson (University of Gothenburg), “Presupposing what ought to be proved: why a certain kind of compatibilism is immune to classic incompatibilist arguments”

 

2:20 – 3:35. Derk Pereboom (Cornell), “How manipulation arguments work”

 

3:45 – 5:00. Helen Beebee (University of Manchester), TBA

 

All events in Rooms 3.10/3.11 of the Dugald Stewart Building, University of Edinburgh

Location and accessibility information about the building can be found here.

No registration required, but space is limited, so please email Patrick Todd (ptodd@staffmail.ed.ac.uk) if you would like to attend.

 

Sponsored by:

The John Templeton Foundation

Eidyn at the University of Edinburgh

The Scots Philosophical Association

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St Andrews staff work in progress

ST ANDREWS PHILOSOPHY STAFF PRESENT WORK IN PROGRESS
THE SUMMER REFLECTORIUM, MONDAY 6 JUNE
ROOM 104, EDGECLIFFE, THE SCORES
9.15-10.15  Sarah Broadie: ‘Moral Beauty’
10.30-11.30 Patrick Greenough: ‘Knowledge for Nothing’
11.45-12.45 Berys Gaut: ‘Art and (Lack of) Progress’
LUNCH
2-3 Ben Sachs: ‘Reversing the State of Nature Thought Experiment’
3.15-4.15 Simon Prosser: ‘The Explanatory Gap’
4.30-5.30 Justin Snedegar: ‘Reasons For and Reasons Against’
All very welcome.
James Harris and Katherine Hawley
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4th Glasgow Philosophy of Religion Seminar: 26-27 May, 2016

4th Glasgow Philosophy of Religion Seminar: 26-27 May, 2016

 

Forum for Philosophy and Religion, Philosophy (School of Humanities), University of Glasgow

 

The biennial Seminar provides an international platform for discussion of work in progress in analytic philosophy of religion.

 

Refreshments will be provided on both days, and there will be a buffet lunch and evening wine reception on the 26th. Dinner and accommodation are by own arrangement. Places are limited so advance registration is essential. To register please email Victoria Harrison by Monday 23rd May: Victoria.Harrison@glasgow.ac.uk

 

A registration fee of £12 (£6 for postgraduates) will be payable at the door.

 

This event is sponsored by Philosophy at the University of Glasgow and by the Royal Institute of Philosophy.

 

Confirmed speakers and paper titles:

 

Dani Adams (University of Leeds), ‘Divine Conservation and Space-Time Substantivalism’

Robert Anderson (University of Notre Dame, Australia), ‘Proper Basicality… with Feeling’

Max Andrews (University of Edinburgh), ‘Quantum Indeterminism in a Theistic Universe’

Michael Antony (University of Haifa), ‘Public Knowledge about God’

Mikel Burley (University of Leeds), ‘Prioritizing Practice in the Study of Religion: Normative and Descriptive Orientations’

 

Elizabeth Burns (Heythrop College), ‘Philosophy as Prayer: Muhammad Iqbal on Pantheism and the Purpose of Prayer’

T. Ryan Byerly (University of Sheffield), ‘Ordinary Morality does not Imply Atheism’

Ian Kidd (Durham University), ‘What is a Religious Exemplar? Religion, Emulation, and the Cosmos’

Finlay Malcolm (University of Manchester), ‘Can the Religious Fictionalist Have Faith?’

Tyler McNabb (University of Glasgow), ‘An Epistemic Defeater for Islamic Belief?’

Emily Paul (University of Leeds), ‘Can a Timeless God ‘Become’ Incarnate?’

Michael Roberts (University of Birmingham), ‘Bare Attention: On Buddhist Soteriology and Perceptual Experience’

Walter Schultz (University of Northwestern- St. Paul, Minnesota), ‘Against Possibility Constructivism’

Marciano Spica (State University of Midwest-Guarapuava, Paraná, Brazil), ‘Language, Belief and Plurality: a Contribution to Understanding Religious Diversity’

Patrick Todd (University of Edinburgh), ‘Theism and Naturalism in Debates about Moral Responsibility’

 

Seminar website: http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/philosophyresearch/cpr/events/

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Edinburgh Language Workshop (May 9)

Monday May 9th from 9am to 5:30pm in DSB 3.10. For more information see the conference website.

9:00: coffee

9:15-10:30:  Wolfgang Schwarz; Truth at a context

10:45-12:00: Joey Pollock; Holism conceptual role, and conceptual similarity

12:00-1:30: lunch

1:30-2:30: Bryan Pickel; Propositions and non-trivial compositionality

2:45-3:45: Brian Rabern; Binding the bound

3:45:  coffee

4:00-5:30: Janice Dowell; Methodology for semantic theorizing: the case of deontic modals

post-workshop drinks and dinner

organizers:
brian rabern   <brian.rabern[at]gmail.com>
joey pollock   <joeykpollock[at]googlemail.com>
bryan pickel   <bryan.pickel[at]ed.ac.uk>

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The H. J. Paton Colloquium in Kantian Ethics (St Andrews, May 4)

The H. J. Paton Colloquium in Kantian Ethics at St Andrews

Wednesday, 4th May 2016

St Salvator’s Quadrangle, North Street

The Hebdomadar’s Room

10:30, Violetta Waibel (Universitat Wien) “On the Relation of Spontaneity and Freedom in Kant’s Critique”

2:30, Katrin Flikschuh (LSE), “Kant’s Innate Right: Foundational, Relational, or Presuppositional?”

Respondents: Wolfgang Ertl (Keio) and Michael Walschots (Halle)

Contact J. Timmerman (jt28@st-andrews.ac.uk) for further details.  We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Paton Fund and the Scots Philosophical Association

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Kant’s Scots at University of Edinburgh 27 May

Kant’s Scots – One-day workshop

Friday 27 May 2016 

University of Edinburgh (dugald stewart building, room 4.01)

10.15 – Jens Timmermann (St Andrews)

The Emergence of Autonomy

11.45 – Lucas Sierra Velez (St Andrews)

Kantianism and Animal Dignity

2.15 – Ido Geiger (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)

Kant on Mechanistic Explanation

3.45 – Yoon Choi (Marquette University)

Kant on Unities of the ‘I’

Organised by Alix Cohen (alix.cohen@ed.ac.uk) – No registration necessary

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History of philosophy events at St Andrews in May

5-6 May: The 7th Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy 
Plenary speakers Matthew Eddy (Durham) and Sylvana Tomaselli (Cambridge).
The Senate Room, St. Mary’s

13 May: The Enlightenment Philosophical Life
A workshop exploring notions of the philosophical life in the Enlightenment period
Richard Bourke (QMUL) will speak on Burke
James Harris (St Andrews) will speak on Hume
Tom Jones (St Andrews) will speak on Berkeley
Susan Manly (St Andrews) will speak on Maria Edgeworth
Barbara Taylor (QMUL) will speak on philosophical solitude
The Byre Studio Theatre, 0930-1700
All welcome.
Please contact James Harris (jah15@st-and.ac.uk) to register for either event.