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Methodology Workshop IV: Imagination and Modality



  Time: 8 May, 2010 - 9 May, 2010
  Location: School II, St Salvator's Quad, St Andrews
  Claims about what is imaginable have played important roles in arguments about possibility and necessity; study of these questions has represented a rich tradition in modal epistemology. Independently, philosophers have developed philosophical insights into imagination, inspired by cognitive science; how can these two approaches inform one another?

Confirmed speakers:

  • Gregory Currie (Nottingham)
  • Frank Jackson (ANU/Princeton)
  • Shaun Nichols (Arizona)
  • Chris Hill (Brown)
  • Alex Byrne (MIT)
  • Michael Tye (Texas)

Provisional Schedule

Saturday 8th May:

  • 10:00 Coffee
  • 10:30 Alex Byrne, Imagery and Possibility
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:30 Michael Tye, Paderewski and Possibility
  • 3:30 Coffee
  • 4:00 Shaun Nichols Modal Concepts in Pre-Schoolers
  • 6:45 Dinner at the Russell Hotel

Sunday 9th May::

  • 9:30 Coffee
  • 10:00 Chris Hill, Constitutivity and A Priority
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Gregory Currie, Strangers to each other: fiction, imagination and knowledge
  • 3:00 Coffee
  • 3:30 Frank Jackson, The interplay between metaphysical austerity and two spaceism

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