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Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Mind Research Interest Group Talk (Gillian Russell, ACU)

Friday November 20, 2020, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Mind Research Group welcomes Gillian Russell, a professor of philosophy at the Dianoia Institute of Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University (ACU) in Melbourne. She is also a part-time professorial fellow at the Arché Research Center at the University of St Andrews, and until the summer of 2020 was Alumni Distinguished Professor in Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Russell has worked on the analytic/synthetic distinction, barriers to logical consequence, and various issues in the philosophy of logic (such as logic’s epistemology, the normativity of logic, logic and indexicals, pluralism in logic etc.). More recently, her interests have also turned to subordinative speech acts and issues related to speaking up in response to subordinative speech.

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Meeting ID: 847 6111 0408

Talk Title

Social Spheres

Talk Abstract

This talk adapts Lewis’ “Ptolemaic Astronomy” from Counterfactuals for use in thinking about social hierarchy and subordination.

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 November 20, 2020
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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