June 21 - June 23
We will be hosting a memorial conference at Arché, St Andrews, to celebrate the life and work of Josh Parsons. Speakers include: Elisabeth Barnes, Ross Cameron, Roy Cook, Joe Diekemper, Patrick Greenough, Bob Hale, Katherine Hawley, Carrie Ichikawa Jenkins, Dan Loper De Sa, Jodie Kerper, Daniel Nolan, Simon Prosser, Agustin Rayo, 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 in the middle 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. Talks could well be as short as 5 minutes–who knows how it will pan out exactly.