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Analysis: History & Metaphilosophy

26th May 2023 - 27th May 2023

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The Arché Metaphysics & Logic stream is pleased to open registration for the Workshop Analysis: History & Metaphilosophy.

The event is open to all and participation is free of charge. To register, simply follow this link and enter your name (preferably by Thursday 11 May).

If you have any questions about the event, please do not hesitate to write to lar27@st-andrews.ac.uk.

Below you can find the details of the event:

DATE & VENUE26th – 27th May 2023, University of St Andrews, United College: School 1.

SPEAKERS:

  • Patricia Blanchette (University of Notre Dame)
  • Giuseppina D’Oro (Keele University)
  • Catarina Dutilh Novaes (VU Amsterdam – University of St Andrews)
  • Jade Fletcher (University of St Andrews)
  • Michael Potter (University of Cambridge)
  • Luca Alberto Rappuoli (University of St Andrews – University of Stirling)
  • Peter Sullivan (University of Stirling)
  • Timothy Williamson (University of Oxford)

EVENT DESCRIPTION:

The notion of analysis has played a substantial role in characterising the so-called Analytic Tradition of thought and, as a result, the discipline of philosophy as we know and practice it today. However, contrary to what this statement might suggest, isolating the tenets of the analytic method is no easy task. In effect, although it is commonly claimed that one of the hallmarks of analytic philosophers is their commitment to clarity, the very notion of analysis appears to be surrounded by an impenetrable veil of obscurity.

The term ‘analysis’ seems in fact to refer to a multitude of techniques as diverse as the theoretical tools they deploy. This terminological confusion—in itself unproblematic—is nonetheless symptomatic of a more serious state of methodological fuzziness. Can different forms of analysis yield conflicting results? If so, which results should we accept, and which should we reject?

As things stand, questions like these have not yet been fully explored. Yet, such questions are all the more relevant in a metaphilosophical landscape dominated by the emergence of new approaches to philosophical enquiry that profess to be averse to the use of analysis (Conceptual Engineering is an eminent example).

This state of affairs makes it imperative to understand what the method of analysis really is, was, and could be. The present Arché workshop aims to extensively explore this topic by bringing together distinguished scholars whose work has contributed to shedding light on the philosophical value of analysis (or lack thereof) and on the role of this methodology in the development of Analytic Philosophy.

WORKSHOP PROGRAMME:

Day 1 (26 May):

  • (9:30 – 10:30) Timothy Williamson 
    • 5 mins. break
  • (10:35 – 11:05) Q&A
    • 15 mins. break
  • (11:20 – 12:20) Catarina Dutilh Novaes (online)
    • 5 mins. break
  • (12:25 – 12:55) Q&A
    • Lunch break
  • (14:30 – 15:30) Jade Fletcher 
    • 5 mins. break 
  • (15:35 – 16:05) Q&A
    • 15 mins. break 
  • (16:20 – 17:20) Michael Potter
    • 5 mins. break
  • (17:25 – 17:55) Q&A

 

Day 2 (27 May):

  • (9:30 – 10:30) Patricia Blanchette
    • 5 mins. break
  • (10:35 – 11:05) Q&A
    • 15 mins break
  • (11:20 – 12:20) Peter Sullivan
    • 5 mins. break
  • (12:25 – 12:55) Q&A
    • Lunch break
  • (14:30 – 15:30) Luca Alberto Rappuoli 
    • 5 mins. break 
  • (15:35 – 16:05) Q&A
    • 15 mins. break 
  • (16:20 – 17:20) Giuseppina D’Oro
    • 5 mins. break
  • (17:25 – 17:55) Q&A

 

SPONSORSAnalysis TrustBritish Society or the History of PhilosophyMind AssociationScots Philosophical AssociationAristotelian Society.

Websitehttps://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/arche/event/workshop-on-analysis/

PhilEventshttps://philevents.org/event/show/110237

Details

Start:
26th May 2023
End:
27th May 2023