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September 2021

Medieval Logic Seminar: Walter Segrave, Insolubles

September 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday, repeating until 17th December 2021

A virtual seminar by Zoom, The University St Andrews, KY16 9L United Kingdom + Google Map

Metaphysics Seminar Matthew Green (University of St Andrews)

September 20 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
A virtual seminar by Zoom, The University St Andrews, KY16 9L United Kingdom + Google Map

Title: Relevance in the Logic of Imagination Abstract: Reality-oriented mental simulation is a kind of imagination. The working assumption is that, when trying to determine whether a match would light if struck, one initially imagines striking the match and, together with relevant beliefs imported into the imaginative scenario, mentally simulates what would happen. But what beliefs count as relevant in this context? And how is relevance to be modelled in the logic of imagination? Different answers to these questions yield…

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Language & Mind Seminar: David Papineau (KCL)

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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The Causal Argument Against Representationalism The central argument against perceptual representationalism in my recent The Metaphysics of Sensory Experience was that representational states aren’t causally efficacious in the way that perceptual states are. In this talk I shall explore some further issues related to this argument, including the general question of the causal significance of representational states, and the prospects for holding that perceptual states metaphysically determine representational states while remaining distinct from them.

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Conceptual Engineering Seminar

September 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 17th December 2021

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Philosophy and Social Theory Seminar: Dangerous Speech, Free Speech and Cancel Culture

September 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Abstract: Toxic speech inflicts individual and group harm, damaging the social fabric upon which we all depend. To understand and combat the harms of toxic speech, philosophers can learn from epidemiology, while epidemiologists can benefit from lessons of philosophy of language. In medicine and public health, research into remedies for toxins pushes in two directions: individual protections (personal actions, avoidances, preventive or reparative tonics) and collective action (specific policies or widespread “inoculations” through which we seek herd immunity). This paper…

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Super Special Seminar

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 17th December 2021

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Epistemology Seminar: Paulina Sliwa (Cambridge)

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Arche PhD Meeting

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Metaphysics Seminar Travis Manuel (University of St Andrews)

September 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
A virtual seminar by Zoom, The University St Andrews, KY16 9L United Kingdom + Google Map

Title: Composition as Identity defeats an Ethical Objection to Four-Dimensionalism Abstract: Johnston, Olson, and Taylor have argued against four-dimensionalism on the grounds that it commits us to the existence of personites, which are proper temporal parts of four-dimensional persons. They argue that the existence of personites makes many of our moral beliefs and practices untenable, so we must either give up those beliefs and practices or reject four-dimensionalism. I show that composition as identity can solve this problem: composition as…

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Language & Mind Seminar: Victor Tamburini (St Andrews)

September 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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