Events 2014-2015

Colloquium: Ted Sider

April 17th, 2015 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Salomon 203

Ted Sider, Cornell University
"Asymmetric Personal Identity"

Personal identity can hold asymmetrically:  even if I will not be a later person, the later person may be me. What makes this possible is that the relations that are criterial of personal identity - such as memory and anticipation - are asymmetric and "count in favor of personal identity from one side only".  Asymmetric personal identity can be accommodated by temporal counterpart theory but not by Lewisian overlapping aggregates of person stages.  The question of uncertainty in cases of personal fission (and in Everettian quantum mechanics) will also be briefly discussed.

Reception to follow in the Corliss Brackett lounge, 45 Prospect Street.

A draft of Sider's paper can be found here.

Ethical Inquiry Lecture: Iris Mauss

April 1st, 2015 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Metcalf Auditorium, 190 Thayer Street

Ethical Inquiry Lecture

Iris Mauss, University of California, Berkeley
"Less Can Be More:  Paradoxical Effects of the Pursuit of Happiness"
Reception to follow on site.

Ethical Inquiry Seminar: Daniel Haybron

March 7th, 2015 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Petteruti Lounge, 75 Waterman Street

Ethical Inquiry Seminar

Daniel Haybron, Saint Louis University
"Measures of Well-Being for Policy:  What Do We Want?"
Light breakfast available on site beginning at 9:30.

Ethical Inquiry Lecture: Daniel Haybron

March 6th, 2015 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Salomon 001 Main Green (note venue change)

Ethical Inquiry Lecture

Daniel Haybron, Saint Louis University
"Does Happiness Make For a Good Life?"
Reception to follow at Petteruti Lounge, Robert  '62 Center, 75 Waterman Street.

Colloquium: Kris McDaniel

November 21st, 2014 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Building for Environment Research and Teaching 015 (85 Waterman Street)

Kris McDaniel, Syracuse University 

Title TBA

Reception to Follow

Colloquium: Adam Pautz

November 7th, 2014 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Building for Environment Research and Teaching 015 (85 Waterman Street)

Adam Pautz, University of Texas at Austin

"The Price of Internalism about Experience"

Reception to Follow

Colloquium: Ned Markosian

October 31st, 2014 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Building for Environmental Research and Teaching 015 (85 Waterman Street)

Ned Markosian, Western Washington University

"Things or Stuff?"

Reception to Follow

Colloquium: Casey O'Callaghan

October 24th, 2014 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Building for Environmental Research and Teaching 015 (85 Waterman Street)

Casey O'Callaghan, Washington University in St.Louis

"The Multisensory Character of Perception"

Reception to Follow

Jaegwon Kim's Many Contributions to Philosophers and Philosophy

September 27th, 2014 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Brown University Faculty Club, One Magee Street
  • Saturday, 27 September
    • 8.30am: A La Carte Breakfast
    • 9.00am: Allan Gibbard (University of Michigan): Meaning, Properties, and Experience
    • 10.30am: Brian McLaughlin (Rutgers University): The Skewed View From Here
    • 12:00pm: Lunch Break
    • 1.30pm: Alyssa Ney (University of Rochester): Microphysical Causation and the Case for Physicalism
    • 3.00pm: Sydney Shoemaker (Cornell University): Persistence and Properties
    • 4.30pm: Closing Remarks

Sponsored by the Mark L. Shapiro '64 Fund

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Jaegwon Kim's Many Contributions to Philosophy and Philosopher's

September 26th, 2014 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brown University Faculty Club, One Magee Street
  • Friday, 26 September
    • 2.00pm: Louise Antony (University of Massachusetts): Reduction Redux: Why Kim Has Not Solved the Generalization Problem
    • 3.30pm: Ned Block (New York University): Ground vs. Supervenience and Identity in the Metaphysics of Mind
    • 5.30pm: Reception and Buffet Dinner 
    • Sponsored by the Mark L. Shapiro '64 Fund

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