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Arche is active during semesters: (18 September – 16 December 2017, 2nd April – 29th June 2018).

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June 2016

Concepts and Understanding

10th June 2016 - 11th June 2016
School II, United College, St Salvator's Quad St Andrews, KY169AL United Kingdom + Google Map

A number of traditional strands in thinking about concepts closely associate concept possession and understanding, but there are a number of widely discussed cases in which a thinker seems to possess a concept despite only partially understanding or misunderstanding it. How can these cases be explained? What are the connections between possessing concepts and understanding them? How should the phenomena of partial understanding and misunderstanding shape our view of concepts and concept possession? What other cognitive structures can we appeal…

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September 2016

The Metaphysics of Knowledge I: Epistemic Indexing

3rd September 2016 - 4th September 2016
School II, United College, St Salvator's Quad St Andrews, KY169AL United Kingdom + Google Map

  Time: 3 September, 2016 - 4 September, 2016 Location: School II An Arché/EIDYN Collaboration. EIDYN logo Confirmed Speakers: Kelly Becker (University of New Mexico), Jessica Brown (St Andrews), Julien Dutant (King’s College London), Daniel Greco (Yale), Patrick Greenough (St Andrews), Clayton Littlejohn (King’s College London), Sherrilyn Roush (Kings College London). Confirmed Roundtable: Jessica Brown (St Andrews), Jesper Kallestrup (Edinburgh) Since Nozick (1981) it has become standard practice to index various modal principles—such as tracking conditions and safety conditions—to methods…

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May 2017

Self-Control through Accountability to Others

8th May 2017 - 9th May 2017
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One event on 8th May 2016 at 9:00am

University of St Andrews,

We invite proposals for talks at this workshop, which will feature keynote papers by Natalie Gold (KCL), Katherine Hawley (St Andrews), and David Owens (KCL).

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Proofs of Propositions in 14th-Century Logic

23rd May 2017 - 24th May 2017
Hebdomadar’s Room, St Salvator's Quad St Andrews, KY169AL United Kingdom + Google Map

The aim of this workshop is to reach a clearer understanding of the genre of 'proofs of propositions' (probationes propositionum) that came to characterize British logic in the second half of the 14th century.

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June 2017

Slurring and Swearing

3rd June 2017 - 4th June 2017
School II, United College, St Salvator's Quad St Andrews, KY169AL United Kingdom + Google Map

The conference brings together researchers from the philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, semantics and pragmatics to explore issues concerning pejoratives, swear words and expressive language.

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Blame and Norms

15th June 2017 - 16th June 2017
School II, United College, St Salvator's Quad St Andrews, KY169AL United Kingdom + Google Map

The notion of blame has historically been central to much work in ethics. What is it to blame someone and what is it for someone to be blameworthy? It’s widely accepted that one can be blameless for violating a norm, say because one has an overriding reason to do so. More recently, the idea that whether one conforms to a norm can come apart from whether one is blameworthy has become central to epistemology. Much recent work focuses on the…

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September 2017

Fourth PLM Conference

21st September 2017 - 23rd September 2017
October 2017

Arché 10th Graduate Conference

14th October 2017 - 15th October 2017
Edgecliffe, The Scores St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AR United Kingdom + Google Map

The 10th Arché Graduate Philosophy Conference will be an international event that will bring talented graduate students from around the world to the University of St Andrews for two days of research-led presentations and discussion.

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The Emotion Network Workshop

29th October 2017 - 30th October 2017
St Mary’s College Hall, University of St Andrews KY169JU + Google Map

While emotions have a significant effect on our daily lives, they are deeply complex and notoriously difficult to understand.  Many of the great philosophers (e.g., Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hume) put forward theories of emotions. Nonetheless, philosophy of emotion has become more active within the past decade or so. It turns out that there are a decent number of philosophers within Scotland who do research on emotions. We thought it would be fruitful to come together and engage with one another’s…

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December 2017

Metaphysics of Knowledge Workshop II

2nd December 2017 - 3rd December 2017
Edgecliffe 104, University of St Andrews St Andrews, United Kingdom + Google Map

This is the second of two Arche/Eidyn workshops on the metaphysics of knowledge and justification. Schedule Sat 2nd December  09:30-10:00 Morning Coffee 10:00-11:30  Mona Simion: Knowledge First: Normative Credentials 11:30-12:00  Coffee Break 12:00-13.30 Patrick Greenough: Stengthened Sceptical Paradoxes and the Nature of Knowledge 13:30-14:30  Lunch 14:30-16:00 Marvin Backes: Justification Pluralism 16:00-16:30 Coffee Break 16:30-18:00 Sven Rosenkranz: The Structure of Justification 18:00-19:30 Wine and Whisky Reception in Edgecliffe Sun 3rd December 10:00-10:30 Morning Coffee 10:30-12:00 Jesper Kallestrup: From Epistemic Basing to Epistemic Grounding 12:00-12:15 …

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