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Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Mind Research Interest Group Talk (J. Dmitri Gallow, ACU)

Friday October 8, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Mind Research Group welcomes J. Dmitri Gallow, a senior research fellow at the Dianoia Institute of Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University (ACU). Dr. Gallow’s research focuses on  the metaphysics of causation and chance, the rational norms governing credence and choice, and the connections between those topics.

This lecture may be held in person or on Zoom depending on public health recommendations at the time. Please check back closer to the event date for updates.

Talk Title

Chance Deference De Se


Talk Abstract

Principles of chance deference face two kinds of problems. In the first place, they face difficulties with a priori knowable contingencies. In the second place, they face difficulties in cases where you’ve lost track of the time. I provide a generalisation of these principles which handles these problem cases. The generalisation has surprising consequences for Adam Elga’s Sleeping Beauty puzzle.

About the Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Research Group

One of six departmental research interest groups, the Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind Group undertakes research in philosophy of mind, philosophy of cognitive science, traditional and formal epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of language.



Friday October 8, 2021
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Jackman Humanities Building, Room 418
170 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8 Canada


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