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Reconsidering Hegel's Logic
The conference "Reconsidering Hegel's Logic" will be held April 14-16, 2017. For registration and further information: LEARN MORE >
Rational Illusions and Cross-Cultural Philosophy at the Eastern APA
At this year’s Eastern APA (01/04-01/07) in Baltimore, Raja Rosenhagen will be presenting twice. In his first talk, “Capitalizing on Illusory Experiences,” he argues not only that illusory experiences play a rational role, but also that their doing so is explicable without assuming that experience has content. In the second presentation, he engages in some cross-cultural philosophy. At the Annual Meeting of the Society for Indian Philosophy & Religion, in a presentation entitled “Sarvaga and Just Attention: Buddhist Elements in Murdochian Ethics,” he will suggest that there is significant overlap between Philosophy of Moral Perception as it appears in certain strands of Buddhist thought and the conception of Love as Just Attention developed by Iris Murdoch.
Teaching and Publications - Preston Stovall
Preston Stovall will be teaching two courses at St. Vincent College in the spring. He is currently teaching a course on Aristotelian virtue, Kantian autonomy, and cognitive behavioral therapy at the Allegheny County Jail, and he has recently published an essay “On the Role of the Public Intellectual in the United States” at the Heterodox Academy, and a review of Jim O’Shea’s Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason: An Introduction and Interpretation at Kantian Review. LEARN MORE >
Zeroing in on the Free Will Problem in Oxford
L. Kelson A. Law will argue against two answers to the question, "What about causal determinism can explain privation of responsibility?" at the 20th Oxford Philosophy Graduate Conference, November 11-13. He will be joining keynote speakers Ned Block (NYU), Shelly Kagan (Yale), and Barbara Sattler (St Andrews).
History of Philosophy of Science Conference
Alison Springle will present a poster titled "the role of phenomenal character in determining scientifically useful sensory categories" at the Philosophy of Science Conference to be held November 3-5 in Atlanta, Georgia. Josh Eisenthal will also give a talk titled "Mechanics without Mechanisms: Hertz's Principles of Mechanics." His session ("Physics in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries") got mentioned as 'one to watch' on the OUP blog. LEARN MORE >
Perceptual Experience and Empirical Reason
Perceptual Experience and Empirical Reason Conference will be held October 21-23, 2016. For further information and registration, please go to pittperception2016.net. LEARN MORE >