This year’s Alexander Lecture welcomes Christopher Mole, Chair of the Programme in Cognitive Systems at UBC where he also teaches in the Department of Philosophy. Professor Mole will deliver a talk on “Dynamic Semantics, Embodied Syntax, and the Evidence of Sign-Language Aphasia”
The 18th Annual University of Toronto Graduate Philosophy Conference, PsyPhi: Philosophy meets Psychology, welcomesgraduate students working in all areas in philosophy that relate to the conference’s main themes.
Amie L. Thomasson, professor of philosophy at Dartmouth College, will deliver a talk titled “How can we come to know metaphysical modal truths?”
Prof. Gertler’s research is focused on the philosophy of mind, particularly self-knowledge, mental content, consciousness, and the self. She will deliver a talk on “Rational Agency”.
Jacob Beck’s research focuses on mental representation and consciousness. The title of Professor Beck’s talk is “Is Perception Analog?”
Prof. DeRosset’s research is focused on metaphysics and the philosophy of language, with a particular interest in the metaphysics of modality, and the utility and limits of explanation and reduction in metaphysics. He will deliver a talk titled “Skepticism about Grounding”.
Prof. Wolf will discuss similarities and differences between aesthetic and moral responsibility and speculate on what a consideration of aesthetic responsibility tells us about both responsibility and humanity.
In her talk, “Logical Disagreement”, Prof. Hattiangadi investigates three approaches to the semantics of normative statements and judgments in application to logical disagreement, and argues that none of these semantic theories is able to provide an adequate account of what we disagree about when we disagree about logic.
Join guest speaker Paul Thagard, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Cognitive Science Program at the University of Waterloo, for a talk on creativity in humans and computers.
Prof. Rice’s research areas focus on philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, and philosophy of mind, including cognitive science.
Roger White’s work considers epistemology and the philosophy of science, including perceptual justification, applications of probability to reasoning, skepticism, induction, and the role of explanatory considerations in theory assessment.
Join Stephen Yablo for a colloquium at the Jackman Humanities Institute. Professor Yablo’s work is on identity, essence, causation, intrinsicness, paradox, metaphor, properties, existence, definition, conceivability, and truth.