Past events

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Jun
2017

Lisa Ellis (Otago): The collective ethics of flying

Unconstrained and accelerating greenhouse gas emissions associated with air travel threaten everyone's wellbeing. Popular discourse notwithstanding, neither...
22
Jun
2017

Connie Rosati (U Arizona)

What Obergefell v. Hodges Should have Said Connie S. Rosati University of Arizona In Obergefell v. Hodges, Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority,...
20
Jun
2017

Una Stojnic (NYU & ANU) Semantics and What is Said

A commonplace view is that only a semantic theory that interprets sentences of a language according to what their utterances intuitively say can be correct....
19
Jun
2017

Julia Driver (WUSTL): Undermining Promises

Conditional promises such as my promise to donate to Oxfam, if you donate to Oxfam, can only be broken if the condition event is realized. In this case, the...
15
Jun
2017

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

Title: Flexible Contextualism, Contrastivism, Inheritance, and Iffy ‘Ought’s J.L. Dowell and Aaron Bronfman Fabrizio Cariani has argued against a Kratzer-style...
13
Jun
2017

Alex Sandgren (ANU): In Defence of Idiosyncrasy

Descriptivist theories of belief content (for example those of Quine, Lewis, Braddon-Mitchell, and Jackson) imply that ordinary agents do not often have...
08
Jun
2017

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

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...

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