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Awesome Workshop in Moral Philosophy

Philosophy - events - Thu, 2017-07-13 21:27
Date and time:  Mon, 24/07/2017 - 09:30 - Tue, 25/07/2017 - 17:30 Conference & symposium Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory Location:  RC Mills Room, Chancelry Organiser / Contact person:  Seth Lazar and Katie Steele Contact email:  phil.admin.cass@anu.edu.au

Awesome Moral Philosophy Workshop

Date: 24-25 July
Times: 0930-1730
Location: RC Mills Room, Chancelry

Register by emailing phil.admin.cass@anu.edu.au

 

Monday 24th

Session 1 0930-1100 Anne Barnhill - What is manipulation and why does it matter?
Morning Tea 1100-1130
Session 2 1130-1300 Connie Rosati - Title TBA
Lunch  1300-1400
Session 3 1400-1530 Boris Babic - Adaptive Burdens of Proof
Afternoon Tea 1530-1600
Session 4 1600-1730 Julia Driver - Schadenfreude

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Public Lecture: Animal Bodies & Animal Minds - Launching the Centre for Philosophy of Sciences

Philosophy - events - Thu, 2017-07-13 12:15
Date and time:  Wed, 09/08/2017 - 16:00 - 18:00 Public lecture Special event Octo Close Up.jpg Location:  The Shine Dome, Gordon Street, Acton speakers:  Peter Godfrey-Smith Organiser / Contact person:  School of Philosophy Contact email:  phil.admin.cass@anu.edu.au https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/public-lecture-animal-bodies-animal-minds-tickets-35446535542

Abstract: The brains, and hence minds, of animals evolved to complement their bodies. The diversity of those bodies, and their histories, tell us something about the nature and origins of the mind. This lecture will discuss a range of cases, with special attention to the octopus.

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ANU Workshop: Some Recent Stuff on the Imagination

Philosophy - events - Mon, 2017-07-10 11:37
Date and time:  Mon, 17/07/2017 - 09:30 - 17:45 Training & workshop Workshop / conference School of Philosophy Location:  Meeting Room 1064 L1, LF Crisp Building 26 speakers:  Jennifer Windt (Monash) speakers:  Daniel Stoljar (ANU) speakers:  Talia Morag (Deakin) speakers:  Amy Kind (Claremont) Organiser / Contact person:  Daniel Gregory Contact email:  daniel.gregory@anu.edu.au

Timetable:

9.30: Coffee and Welcome
10.00-11.30: Jennifer Windt (Monash): “Mental simulation in sleep: Towards an integrative theory of dream imagery formation”
11.45-1.15: Daniel Stoljar (ANU): “Imagining-how”
Lunch
2.30-4.00: Talia Morag (Deakin): “Towards a New Associationism”
4.15—5.45: Amy Kind (Claremont): “The Myth of Imaginative Resistance”

7.30: Workshop dinner.  Restaurant TBA

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Can we be Rational and Fair Under Risk and Uncertainty? - 2017 Passmore Lecture

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-07-04 12:00
Date and time:  Tue, 01/08/2017 - 16:00 - 18:00 Public lecture John Passmore lecture School of Philosophy eventbrite banner.jpeg Location:  Coombs Seminar Room B speakers:  Michael Fleurbaey (Princeton) Contact email:  phil.admin.cass@anu.edu.au https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/can-we-be-rational-and-fair-under-risk-and-uncertainty-2017-passmore-lecture-tickets-35585514231

The Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory and the School of Philosophy at ANU present the 2017 Passmore Lecture with Speaker Marc Fleurbaey (Princeton).

Materialism, Subjectivity and Evolution: 2017 Jack Smart Lecture

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-07-04 11:57
Date and time:  Wed, 12/07/2017 - 16:00 - 18:00 Public lecture Jack Smart lecture School of Philosophy Eventbrite banner image.png Location:  Coombs Seminar Room B speakers:  Peter Godfrey-Smith Contact email:  phil.admin.cass@anu.edu.au https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/materialism-subjectivity-and-evolution-2017-jack-smart-lecture-tickets-35554716113

This lecture begins with a sketch of the first versions of 'Australian materialism' and then looks at how the landscape of debate changed. Godfrey-Smith will criticize some of the later developments (including versions of functionalism and representationalism) and begin to present a positive view. The last part of the talk will look at the evolutionary history of subjectivity.

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Gillian Russell: Could there be no logic?

Philosophy - events - Fri, 2017-06-23 09:51
Date and time:  Tue, 27/06/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Philsoc seminar Centre for Consciousness Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

The spectre of logical nihilism---the view that there is no logic---has arisen recently in the literature on logical pluralism.  Pluralists say that there is more than one correct logic, monists that there is only one.  But could there be none at all?  This paper looks at an argument for that view, and suggests a response.

Andy Egan

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-06-06 14:37
Date and time:  Mon, 21/08/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 MSPT seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Lisa Ellis (Otago): The collective ethics of flying

Philosophy - events - Tue, 2017-06-06 14:31
Date and time:  Mon, 26/06/2017 - 12:30 - 14:00 MSPT seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Unconstrained and accelerating greenhouse gas emissions associated with air travel threaten everyone's wellbeing. Popular discourse notwithstanding, neither efficiency gains nor voluntary action (via restraint or the purchase of carbon offsets) has any prospect of having a meaningful effect on emissions growth in this sector. The most common present-day response to the problem--encouraging voluntary, individual rational responses to those risks--cannot succeed due to the nature of human reason and the structure of the problem itself.

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Michael Anderson (Franklin and Marshall)

Philosophy - events - Mon, 2017-06-05 19:03
Date and time:  Thu, 24/08/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Thursday Seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Anne Barnhill (U Penn)

Philosophy - events - Mon, 2017-06-05 19:01
Date and time:  Thu, 17/08/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Thursday Seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Miriam Schoenfield (U Texas Austin)

Philosophy - events - Mon, 2017-06-05 18:55
Date and time:  Thu, 10/08/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Thursday Seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Andy Egan (Rutgers)

Philosophy - events - Mon, 2017-06-05 18:53
Date and time:  Thu, 03/08/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Thursday Seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Julia Driver (Washington U St. Louis)

Philosophy - events - Mon, 2017-06-05 18:52
Date and time:  Thu, 27/07/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Thursday Seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Juan Comensana (U Arizona): Experience and Defeasible Justification

Philosophy - events - Mon, 2017-06-05 18:48
Date and time:  Thu, 20/07/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Thursday Seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

Experience and Defeasible Justification

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Amy Kind (Claremont McKenna): What Imagination Teaches

Philosophy - events - Mon, 2017-06-05 18:47
Date and time:  Thu, 13/07/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Thursday Seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

What Imagination Teaches

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David Sobel (Syracuse): The Case for Stance-Dependent Value

Philosophy - events - Mon, 2017-06-05 18:46
Date and time:  Thu, 29/06/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Thursday Seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

The Case for Stance-Dependent Value

Having a contingent favoring attitude or stance toward something, even when one has no reason to have that favoring attitude, such as a preference for Lagavulin over Talisker or flannel jammies over cotton, can give one reason to choose (and ground a well-being benefit in) what one so favors over the alternative, at least in matters of mere taste. Our favoring attitudes can ground some reasons.

Connie Rosati (U Arizona)

Philosophy - events - Mon, 2017-06-05 18:45
Date and time:  Thu, 22/06/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Thursday Seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

What Obergefell v. Hodges Should have Said

Connie S. Rosati University of Arizona

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Janice Dowell (Syracuse): Flexible Contextualism, Contrastivism, Inheritance, and Iffy ‘Ought’s

Philosophy - events - Mon, 2017-06-05 18:44
Date and time:  Thu, 15/06/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Thursday Seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room B

Title: Flexible Contextualism, Contrastivism, Inheritance, and Iffy ‘Ought’s
J.L. Dowell and Aaron Bronfman

Fabrizio Cariani has argued against a Kratzer-style semantics for deontic modals on the grounds that it validates both the principle of Inheritance (if p entails q, then ought p entails ought q) and, together with Kratzer’s own widely accepted semantics for the indicative conditional, that if p, ought p, both of which raise puzzles. He then uses the rejection of Inheritance as a motivation for his own contrastivist view, Resolution Semantics.

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Gillian Russell (UNC): Deviance and Vice: Strength as a theoretical virtue in the epistemology of logic

Philosophy - events - Mon, 2017-06-05 18:43
Date and time:  Thu, 08/06/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Thursday Seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room B

Abstract:  Recently there has been a resurgence of interest in an abductive approach to the epistemology of logic. The rough idea would be that different logics represent different theories of the relation of logical consequence, and that we should select among these as we do in other sciences, based on adequacy to the data and possession of theoretical virtues and vices. But what are the vices and virtues in a logical theory?

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James Owen Weatherall (UCI)

Philosophy - events - Fri, 2017-05-26 09:19
Date and time:  Tue, 29/08/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30 Seminar Philsoc seminar School of Philosophy Location:  Coombs Seminar Room A

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