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WORKSHOP: PHILOSOPHICAL PROGRESS

Date and time

Thu, 3rd Jul 2014 - 9:00am - Fri, 4th Jul 2014 - 5:00pm

Venue

Innovations Lecture Theatre, Australian National University

The program for this week's ANU workshop on Philosophical Progress is
now available.  The workshop will be held on Thursday July 3 and
Friday July 4 in the Innovations Lecture Theatre (in the Innovations
Building off Garran Road near University House).  The workshop is
organized by the ANU Centre for Consciousness and the School of
Philosophy.

The workshop will focus on such questions as: Is there progress in
philosophy?  If so, what forms does that progress take?  Is there as
much progress in philosophy as in other disciplines?  If there is less
progress in philosophy, what explains that fact?

Attendance at the workshop is free, but if you plan to attend, please
e-mail Gemo Virobo at phil.admin.cass@anu.edu.au.  If you plan to
attend the conference dinner on Thursday evening at Red Chilli Sichuan
Restaurant (students $20, others $40), please RSVP also.

The workshop program is as follows:

THURSDAY JULY 3

1:30pm  Coffee and Registration

2pm     Daniel Stoljar
        Philosophical Progress and Reasonable Optimism

3:30pm  Coffee

4pm      David Chalmers (ANU)
         Why Isn't There More Progress in Philosophy?

5:30pm   Drinks

7:30pm   Conference dinner (Red Chilli Sichuan Restaurant, 75 Alinga St.)

 

FRIDAY JULY 4

9am     Coffee and Registration

9:30am  Stuart Brock (Victoria)
        Is There Enough Progress in Philosophy?

11am    Coffee

11:30am Sharon Berry (ANU)
        Philosophical Progress and the Rationality of Philosophising

1pm     Lunch

2:15pm  Ward Jones (Rhodes University)
        Understanding the Value of Philosophy

3:45pm  Coffee

4:15pm  Frank Jackson (ANU)
        Is and Ought: Looking back on 1891

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