CFP: The Philosophy of Tyler Burge

Deadline: 3rd May 2013

Conference: 15th – 16th June


Description: Philosophy at the University of Glasgow is proud to be hosting Professor Tyler Burge as a Scots Philosophical Association Centenary Fellow. To mark Professor Burge’s visit, the University will be holding a two-day workshop exploring themes from Burge’s work. The aim of the workshop is to bring together philosophers interested in questions of mind, language and knowledge for discussion and debate centred on Burge’s vital contributions to these topics.

Call for papers: Abstracts of 250-500 words are invited on any aspect of Burge’s work. Proposals addressing themes from Burge’s recent book Origins of Objectivity are particularly encouraged.  Speakers will each be given slots of at least one hour. As the workshop aims to foster informal discussion, there is flexibility regarding the format of presentations.  Speakers may wish to present a paper followed by Q&A. Alternatively, speakers may wish to lead a structured discussion of issues raised by Burge’s work. This might take the form of a brief exposition of an issue followed by a series of discussion topics.  The deadline for submission is May 3rd. We aim to notify speakers of our decision no later than May 17th. Submissions and enquiries should be directed to Dr Tom McClelland at  Some funds may be available to assist with the travel and accommodation costs of speakers.  The workshop welcomes applications from graduate students and early career researchers.

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