Past events

17
Oct
2017

Clare Due (Pre Submission): Two Dilemmas for Linguistic Modal Conventionalism

Linguistic modal conventionalism says that modal truth depends on conventional rules governing the use of language. Historically, this theory has its roots in...
12
Oct
2017

Jessica Keiser: Coordinating with Language

Linguistic meaning is determined by use. But given the fact that any given expression can be used in a variety of ways, this claim marks where metasemantic...
10
Oct
2017

Hayden Wilkinson (TPR): Happily Ever After (for our universe but not for consequentialism)

It's quite likely that we live in an infinite universe. Also, of anything we typically say is morally valuable, it's likely that the universe contains an...
09
Oct
2017

Tom Dougherty (Cambridge): Affirmative Consent

One of the most significant recent developments in sexual offence policy has been the proliferation of affirmative consent policies, which prohibit sexual...
05
Oct
2017

Justin D’Ambrosio (Australian National University): Hallucination and the New Problem of Empty Names

In this paper, I argue that, on very natural reconstructions, the problem of hallucination and the problem of empty names are structurally identical down to an...
03
Oct
2017

Brian Garrett (Australian National University): Dummett on McTaggart, Space & Time

Abstract: Michael Dummett’s “A Defence of McTaggart’s Proof of the Unreality of Time” offered an influential interpretation of McTaggart’s famous proof.  My...
28
Sep
2017

Matt Kopec (Charles Stuart Uni/ANU): Unifying Group Rationality

Various social epistemologists use what seem to be rather distinct notions of group rationality. In this essay, I offer an account of group rationality that...

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