The program for this week's ANU workshop on Philosophical Progress is
now available. The workshop will be held on Thursday July 3 and
Friday July 4 in the Innovations Lecture Theatre (in the Innovations
Building off Garran Road near University House). The workshop is
organized by the ANU Centre for Consciousness and the School of
The workshop will focus on such questions as: Is there progress in
philosophy? If so, what forms does that progress take? Is there as
much progress in philosophy as in other disciplines? If there is less
progress in philosophy, what explains that fact?
Attendance at the workshop is free, but if you plan to attend, please
e-mail Gemo Virobo at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you plan to
attend the conference dinner on Thursday evening at Red Chilli Sichuan
Restaurant (students $20, others $40), please RSVP also.
The workshop program is as follows:
THURSDAY JULY 3
1:30pm Coffee and Registration
2pm Daniel Stoljar
Philosophical Progress and Reasonable Optimism
4pm David Chalmers (ANU)
Why Isn't There More Progress in Philosophy?
7:30pm Conference dinner (Red Chilli Sichuan Restaurant, 75 Alinga St.)
FRIDAY JULY 4
9am Coffee and Registration
9:30am Stuart Brock (Victoria)
Is There Enough Progress in Philosophy?
11:30am Sharon Berry (ANU)
Philosophical Progress and the Rationality of Philosophising
2:15pm Ward Jones (Rhodes University)
Understanding the Value of Philosophy
4:15pm Frank Jackson (ANU)
Is and Ought: Looking back on 1891