Past events

10
Oct
2019

Francois Kammerer: “‘But it’s right there!’ Our sense of acquaintance with experiences and the meta-problem of consciousness"

Abstract: Solving the ‘meta-problem of consciousness’ (Chalmers) means explaining why we have certain problematic intuitions regarding consciousness. Amongst...
08
Oct
2019

MSPT Public Policy Lecture: Immigration and Freedom with Prof. Chandran Kukathas

Immigration is frequently identified as a danger to western liberal democracies because it threatens to undermine fundamental values, most notably freedom and...
03
Oct
2019

Liz Jackson (ANU): On the Independence of Belief and Credence

Abstract: Much of the literature on the relationship between belief and credence has focused on the reduction question: that is, whether either belief or...
26
Sep
2019

John Hawthorne (USC, ACU): Counterpart Theory and Counterfactuals

Abstract: In 1968 David Lewis famously provided a translation scheme from the language of quantified modal logic into the language of counterpart theory. His...
19
Sep
2019

David Danks (Carnegie Mellon): “Ubiquity of goal-relativity"

Abstract: Goals are widely recognized to play a key role in decision making, but are often thought to have (or should have) little impact on our epistemic,...
16
Sep
2019

Liz Jackson (ANU): Epistemic Paternalism, Epistemic Permissivism, and Standpoint Epistemology

Epistemic paternalism is the practice of inferring with someone’s inquiry, without their consent, for their own epistemic good. In this talk, I explore the...
12
Sep
2019

Carrie Figdor (Iowa): “Towards a Non-Anthropocentric Psychology"

Psychology began as the part of philosophy concerning the soul. Scientific psychology is still struggling to abandon this historical legacy. I will discuss the...

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