Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Philosophy of Mind Workshop, Spring Quarter

The first meeting of the Philosophy of Mind workshop will be Wednesday, April 5th.

We will meet in Cobb 119 from 6pm-8pm.

Zed Adams (pictured above) will be presenting his paper, "A Defence of Colour Primitivism". (He insisted on "color" being spelled with a "u", and "defense" with a "c".) Zed has asked us to read the following two things in preparation:

(1) Byrne and Hilbert, "Color Primitivism"

(2) Austin, "Sense and Sensibilia", pp. 65-68 (beginning with "Let us begin, then with a preliminary ..." and ending with "not a real duck". (The page numbers may vary from edition to edition. Zed has the 1976 edition.)

For the second half of the workshop, we will discuss pp. 1-43 in Austin's Sense and Sensibilia.

Monday, March 13, 2006

Jesse Prinz

Jesse Prinz, Associate Professor at UNC Chapel Hill and U of C alum, will give a paper to the workshop on April 6:

"Hume's Brain: How Cognitive Science Supports British Moral Psychology"

The event will be co-sponsored by the Contemporary Workshop and by the Nicholson Center for British Studies.

Here is a link to Jesse's homepage.

The talk will be in Cobb 107 from 6pm to 8pm.

See you there.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Nat & Contextualism

Tonight we talked about my paper on contextualism. We concentrated on MacFarlane's non-indexical contextualism. You can get MacFarlane's paper on his website here.