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Jun 2006

Epistemic Modality

Thursday, 22nd June 2006 - 8:30am - Friday, 23rd June 2006 - 5:30pm

  Epistemic possibility and necessity have received less philosophical attention than logical, metaphysical, and nomological possibility and necessity. But in recent years this has begun to change. Philosophers have focused on issues such as (i...

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Nov 2005

Revelation and Humility: Our Knowledge of Mental and Physical Properties

Friday, 18th November 2005 - 8:30am - 5:30pm

  Revelation (concerning a property) is the thesis that the nature of that property is revealed to us, or at least that it is knowable under certain conditions. Humility (concerning a property) is the thesis that the nature of that property is...

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Jun 2005

Metametaphysics: Do Ontological Questions have Determinate Answers?

Thursday, 30th June 2005 - 8:30am - Friday, 1st July 2005 - 5:30pm

  The focus of this workshop will be on the debate between broadly realist and broadly deflationary approaches to questions of existence: must there be a fact of the matter about whether numbers exist, say, or about whether mereological sums...

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Jan 2005

Concepts and Conceptual Analysis

Thursday, 20th January 2005 - 8:30am - Friday, 21st January 2005 - 5:30pm

  The focus of this conference will be on the nature of concepts and on the nature of conceptual analysis, and especially on the relationship between these two issues.   Program Thursday, 20 January 1-3pm, David Braddon-Mitchell (...

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Oct 2004

The Contents of Consciousness

Friday, 15th October 2004 - 8:30am - 5:30pm

  The inaugural workshop for the ANU Centre for Consciousness, on the topic of its Federation Fellowship project, The Contents of Consciousness.   Program 10am Opening 10.20am-12pm Frank Jackson (ANU), 'The Path to Intentionalism...

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