Location: University of Glasgow, Philosophy, 67-69 Oakfield Avenue

Date: 15th-16th  June, 2013

Keynote Speaker: Tyler Burge (UCLA)

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. The provisional programme for the weekend is as follows:

Saturday 15th (Registration from 9am)

Erin Taylor (Cornell) and Andrew McGonigal (Leeds) – ‘Natural Norms and Conventional Norms’
Walter Pedriali (Stirling) – ‘On Frege’s Alleged Commitment to Individual Representationalism’
Peter Sullivan (Stirling) – Discussion: Burge and Frege on Foundational Knowledge
Sean Crawford (Manchester) – ‘Semantical Considerations on Demonstrative De Re Belief’
Ted Parent (Virginia tech) – ‘Infallibilism about Self-Knoweldge II: Autological Judgment’
Ned Block (NYU) – ‘Seeing-As: How can we find out whether seeing is representational, and if so, what representations are involved?’

Sunday 16th (ending around 5.15pm)

Gabriel Rabin (UCLA) – ‘Toward a Theory of Conceptual Mastery’
Joey Pollock (Edin) – ‘Social Externalism and the Problem of Communication’
John Haldane (St. Andrews) – Discussion: ‘Causation, Representation, and Materialism’
Sarah Patterson (Birkbeck) – paper tbc
Tyler Burge (UCLA) – ‘Perception: Where Mind Begins’

To register, please email Dr Tom McClelland at fees are inclusive of refreshments and a buffet lunch on both days:

Standard fee: £40
Reduced fee for students: £20

When registering please state which conference fee applies to you and any dietary requirements you have. Please also state whether you wish to attend the conference dinners. Payment will not be taken in advance for these meals, but bookings will only be made for those who have specified that they wish to attend.

Dinner on Fri 14th June: We will book a restaurant depending on the number of people who would like to dine on Friday. Please let me know if you would be interested in doing so.

Conference Dinner on Sat 15th June: La Vallée Blanche, Byers Rd. (3 courses at around £16 excluding drinks)

Dinner on Sun 16th June: Cottiers, Hyndland St. (3 courses at around £18 excluding drinks)

To stay up to date with workshop news, please join the Facebook event at or consult the conference webpage at For guidance on travel see and for accommodation advice please see Note that Glasgow’s ‘West End Festival’ will mean that hotels are particularly busy for this weekend.