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JoshFest: A Memorial Conference for Josh Parsons

21st June 2018 - 23rd June 2018

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We are hosting a memorial conference at Arché, St Andrews, to celebrate the life and work of Josh Parsons. Speakers include: Roy Cook, Joe Diekemper, Patrick Greenough, Katherine Hawley, Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins, Dan López de Sa, Daniel Nolan, Simon Prosser, Agustin Rayo, Marcus Rossberg, Robbie Williams, Crispin Wright and Elia Zardini.

It is going to be a proper celebration: full of philosophy (done in Josh’s style), laughter, great memories, a little whisky (of which Josh was a bit of an expert), and experimental eleatic hangover cures. We would have liked to have invited many more people. Josh influenced and was close friends with lots of philosophers—in New Zealand (particularly Otago), Australia (particularly the ANU), Oxford, California, and beyond. He was loved and greatly respected by many. So, we have decided to have a Flash Workshop at the end of the conference. Anybody—doesn’t matter if you knew Josh personally—who wants to show up can give a very short talk on Josh, on Josh’s inspiring reflections on mental illness, on Josh’s philosophical work, on work that grew out of interaction with Josh or his work. Just turn up to celebrate Josh. The Flash Talks will be around five minutes long.


Place: Senate Room, St Mary’s College, South Street, St Andrews

Thursday 21st June 2018

10.10: Welcome: Katherine Hawley

10.15 – 11.30 Patrick Greenough (St Andrews): Radical Contextualism and Metaphysics

11.45 – 13.00 Joseph Diekemper (Queen’s University, Belfast):  Divine Time

13.00 – 14.15 Lunch

14.15 – 15.30 Dan López de Sa (Barcelona): On (Not) Explaining Disagreement

15.45 – 16.45 Simon Prosser (St Andrews): More Eleatic Phenomena

17.00 – 18.00 Nick Jones (Birmingham) tba

18.15 – 19.45 Wine and Whisky Reception Edgecliffe

20.00 Conference Dinner at Forgans

Friday 22nd June 2018

10.15 – 11.30 Crispin Wright (NYU & Stirling): Dialethia and Disagreement about Taste

11.45 – 13.00 Daniel Nolan (Notre Dame): Space, Time, and Parsons

13.00 – 14.15 Lunch

14.15 – 15.30 Elia Zardini (Lisbon): Changing Without Contra(di)ction

15.45 – 17.00 Robbie Williams (Leeds): Triviality and Determinacy

Ross Cameron and Elizabeth Barnes (Virginia): Commentators

17.00 – 18.00 Carrie Jenkins (UBC) via Skype: Do Not Put a Parrot on Your Flag

18.30 – 23.00 Arché BBQ, Arché garden

Saturday 23rd June 2018

10.15 – 11.30 Agustin Rayo (MIT): On the Open-Endedness of Logical Space

11.45 – 13.00 Roy Cook (UMN): Tintin: Productive Photo-journalist

13.00 – 14.15 Lunch

14.15 – 15.30 Katherine Hawley (St Andrews): Almost Identical, Almost Innocent

15.45 – 17.15 Flash Talks (Various Speakers)

18.00 – 23.00 End of Conference Dinner at Kevin Scharp And Alison Kerr’s House

To register for this event please visit our online shop.


21st June 2018
23rd June 2018


Senate Room