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Arche is active during semesters: (14th September – 18th December 2020, 5th April – 9th July 2021).

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May 2019

Workshop on the History of Arabic Logic

7th May 2019 - 8th May 2019
Hebdomadar’s Room, St Salvator's Quad St Andrews, KY169AL United Kingdom + Google Map

The Workshop on History of Arabic Logic has two main aims: to make better known the richness and importance of Arabic logic, that is, logic developed and studied in Arabic-speaking lands from the 8th to the 15th centuries CE; and to provide a forum for interaction and discussion by scholars of Arabic logic. Since the last century, scholars have acknowledged the original and relevant contribution of medieval Arabic philosophers and thinkers to the development of medieval Western logic and, more…

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June 2019

BPPA June 2019 Masterclass: Conceptual Engineering and it Consequences in Society

11th June 2019 - 12th June 2019
Edgecliffe 104, University of St Andrews St Andrews, United Kingdom + Google Map

Arché 20th Anniversary Conference

19th June 2019 - 21st June 2019
School I, United College, St Salvator's Quad KY16 9AL United Kingdom + Google Map

This summer we are hosting the Arché 20th Anniversary Conference, and everyone is invited to celebrate with us. Programme Wednesday 19th June 08.40 – 09.00: Tea & Coffee 09.00 – 10.30: Welcome by Kevin Scharp Symposium: Experience and Knowledge Yuri Cath: Knowledge of Experience for the Uninitiated Julia Langkau: The Empathic Skill Fiction Can’t Teach Us 10.30 – 10.50: Tea & Coffee 10.50 – 11.50: Flash Session Ira Kiourti: Desire and Contradiction Patrik Hummel: Epistemic Opacity and Trustworthy AI 11.50…

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July 2019

Group Agency and Belief Workshop

1st July 2019 - 2nd July 2019
School III, United College, St salvators Quad St Andrews, KY169AL United Kingdom + Google Map

St Salvators Quad, School III, The University of St Andrews. July 1-2, 2019 Local organiser: Jessica Brown (jab30@st-andrews.ac.uk). Speakers: Gunnar Bjornsson (Stockholm); Jessica Brown (St Andrews); Stephanie Collins (Australian Catholic University); Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern); Hans Bernard Schmid (Vienna); Deborah Tollefsen (Memphis). Traditionally, philosophical work on moral responsibility has focused on the individual agent. However, there’s been a recent explosion of work on the moral responsibility of groups, whether structured groups such as companies; or unstructured groups such as Westerners. In…

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August 2019

Fifth Philosophy of Language and Mind Network Conference

29th August 2019 - 31st August 2019
Arts Rooms,

April 2020

Workshop on Logical Disagreement – Cancelled

April 17
Castlecliffe F2: John B Henderson Lecture Room,

Description: Over the last 15 years the epistemology of disagreement has been one of the most blooming research interests in epistemology. A special case of disagreement is logical disagreement, i.e. disputes regarding the validity of certain inference rules, or the status of fundamental logical principles. This Arché workshop is dedicated to the topic Logical Disagreement and related issues such as logical pluralism, the normativity of logic, logical evidence etc. It will feature renowned experts of epistemology of logic as well as early-career researchers. …

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Uncertainty and Rationality Conference – cancelled

April 27 - April 28
School I, United College, St Salvator's Quad KY16 9AL United Kingdom + Google Map

May 2020

Workshop on Genealogy & Conceptual Engineering – cancelled

May 1 - May 2
Edgecliffe 104, University of St Andrews St Andrews, United Kingdom + Google Map

In philosophy, genealogical analysis corresponds to an examination of the origins of specific concepts and accompanying practices. Some of the philosophers who have engaged in genealogical analysis are Hume, Nietzsche, Foucault, Bernard Williams, Edward Craig, Martin Kusch, among others. In this workshop, we will address questions such as: What are the relations between genealogical analysis and conceptual engineering in philosophy? Are they competing or complementary methods for philosophical analysis? What is the relevance of historical contextualization more generally for conceptual…

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12th Arché Graduate Conference – postponed

May 23 - May 24
Edgecliffe 104, University of St Andrews St Andrews, United Kingdom + Google Map

This year, the University of St Andrews and the Arché Philosophical Research Centre will be hosting the 12th Arché Graduate Conference, running from the 23th to the 24th of May 2020. The Arché Graduate Conferences are international events gathering the most ambitious and talented postgraduate researchers from all over the world. Within two full days, six postgraduate students and two keynote speakers will deliver high-quality talks in all the areas of Philosophy currently pursued at Arché, in the exciting environment…

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October 2020

Workshop on Theories of Paradox in the Middle Ages

October 21 - October 23
A virtual workshop by Zoom, The University St Andrews, KY16 9L United Kingdom + Google Map

N.B. The Workshop will now take place wholly online. Giorgione, Three Philosophers Paradoxes seized the attention of logicians in the middle ages, and were used both as tests for the viability of theories of logic, language, epistemology, and possibly every philosophical issue, and also in the specific genre of insolubles as needing a theoretical solution, usually involving issues about signification, truth, knowledge and modality. Numerous theories were developed, not only in the Latin West, but also in the Islamic world…

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