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Philosophy Program
RSSS, ANU
2000

February 3
Peter Menzies (Macquarie University)
The Causal Efficacy of the Mental
February 10th
Charles Barton (Charles Sturt University)
Revenge as a Form of Justice: A Recipe for Law Reform in Criminal Justice
February 17th
Claire Finkelstein (UC Berkeley Law)
A Puzzle About Hobbes on Self-Defense
Joint with Social and Political Theory
February 24th
R. Jay Wallace (Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin and UC Berkeley)
Caring, Reflexivity, and the Structure of Volition
March 2nd
Greg Restall (Macquarie)
Logical Pluralism and the Transmission of Warrant
March 9th
Chandran Kukathas (University of New South Wales (ADFA))
Pluralism within the limits of reason: from Isaiah Berlin to David Hume
Joint with Social and Political Theory
March 16th
Lukas H. Meyer (Universitaet Bremen, InIIS)
Historical Justice Symposium
Social and Political Theory Program Seminar
March 23rd
Susan Wolf (Johns Hopkins University)
Avoiding Objectivity
Social and Political Theory Program Seminar
March 30th
Susan Mendus (University of York)
Life's Ethical Symphony
Social and Political Theory Program Seminar
April 6th
Josh Parsons (ANU)
Are There Irreducibly Relational Facts?
April 13th
Steve Clarke (Latrobe)
Defensible Territory for Entity Realism
April 20th
Akeel Bilgrami (Columia University)
How To Reduce Two Mysteries To One
April 27th
Heather Dyke (University of Otago)
Tensed Meaning: A Tenseless Account
May 4th
John Burgess (University of Wollongong)
Vicious and Virtuous Circularity -- What is the Difference?
May 11th
Paul Griffiths (University of Sydney, HPS)
Emotions, Feelings and the Frame Problem
May 18th
Chandran Kukathas and Philip Gerrans (University of New South Wales (ADFA) and ANU)
The Liberal Archipeligo: A Theory of Diversity and Freedom
2pm-6pm in Seminar Room D
Joint with Social and Political Theory
May 25th
Carol Rovane (Columbia University)
Is the problem about mind and body or mind and mind?
June 1st
Mark Colyvan (University of Tasmania)
Is it a Crime to Belong to a Reference Class?
June 8th
John Collins (Columbia University)
Subjunctivity
June 15th
Christian List (Nuffield College, Oxford)
Mission Impossible? Incommensurability and the Multidimensional Arrow Problem
Joint with SPT
June 22nd
Mark Bickhard (Lehigh University, Henry R. Luce Professor in Cognitive Robotics and the Philosophy of Knowledge)
The Dynamic Emergence of Representation
June 29th
Philip Gerrans (ANU)
Delusions and the Norms of Rationality: Prospects for a Cognitive Theory of Madness
July 5th
NO TALK (AAP WEEK)
Week of the AAP in Brisbane; Thursday Series cancelled for this week
July 12th
Christine Korsgaard (Harvard)
Human Action and Normative Standards
PLEASE NOTE: SPECIAL DATE: WEDENSDAY, 4:00, Seminar Room C
July 13th
Patricia Kitcher (Columbia)
Kant's Grounding of the Categorical Imperative
July 20th
Simon Blackburn (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Some Remarks About Minimalism
July 27th
Geoffery Sayre-McCord (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
A Moral Argument Against Moral Dilemmas
August 3rd
Geoffery Sayre-McCord (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Mill's 'Proof': A More than Half-Hearted Defense
August 10th
Ernest LePore (Rutgers)
Does Meaning Determine Truth Conditions?
August 17th
Loren Lomasky (Bowling Green)
A Refutation of Instrumentalism About Practical Reasoning
August 24th
Peter Singer (Princeton)
Outsiders: our obligations to those beyond our borders
NOTE: ANNUAL JACK SMART LECTURE, COOMBS LECTURE THEATRE, 4:15-6:15 PM.
August 31st
John Heil (Davidson)
Levels of Reality and the Reality of Levels
September 7th
Hugh Clapin (Sydney University)
Content and Cognitive Science
September 14th
Frank Jackson (ANU)
A Talk About the Epistemic Theory of Vagueness
September 28th
Karen Green (Monash University)
Why There is No Population Paradox
October 5th
Daniel Stoljar (ANU)
On the Possession of Phenomenal Concepts
October 12th
Daniel Nolan (Macquarie University)
Defending a Possible Worlds Account of Indicative Conditionals
October 19th
Brian Garrett (ANU)
Lowe's Paradox
October 26th
Stephen Gaukroger (University of Sydney)
Descartes' theory of Cognition
November 2nd
Tim Dare (Aukland)
What's wrong with the institutional definition of art, and what does it tell us about institutional definitions in general?
November 9th
Charles Pigden (Otago)
NIETZSCHE, NIHILISM AND THE DOPPELGANGER PROBLEM
November 16th
Francois Schroeter (ANU)
The Locus of Autonomy
November 16th
Charles Pigden (Otago)
Hume, Motivation and the Moral Problem
November 16th
Alfred Mele (Florida State University)
Human Agency Par Excellence
November 23rd
Jonathan Opie (University of Adelaide)
The Gestalt Approach to Phenomenal Consciousness
November 30th
Tony Stone (South Bank University)
Delusions and Brain Injury: Some Further Thoughts
December 7th
David Macarthur (Macquarie)
Skepticism Unveiled: Is the Skeptical Problem Worse Than We Thought?
December 11th
Richard Holton (Edinburgh)
What is the role of the self in self-deception?
NOTE: MONDAY, 11:00, SEMINAR ROOM E - SPECIAL TIME AND DATE
December 12th
Rae Langton (Edinburgh)
Values, Conditioned and Conferred
NOTE: TUESDAY 5:00, SEMINAR ROOM D - SPECIAL TIME AND DATE
December 13th
Alexander Miller (Cardiff)
Manifestation, Understanding, and Semantic Realism
NOTE: WEDNESDAY, 4:00, SEMINAR ROOM D - SPECIAL DATE