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Australasian Postgraduate Philosophy Conference

Photograph: Ten-Herng Lai

This annual conference - run in conjunction with the Australasian Association of Philosophy - provides an opportunity for graduate students to present work to their peers and gain valuable conference experience. This year the conference is being organised by the ANU School of Philosophy.

Organiser: Toby Solomon, Organising Committee Chair

Venue: Hedley Bull Building, Australian National University, Canberra

Date and time: Sat, 24/09/2016 (All day) - Mon, 26/09/2016 (All day) (Plenary address and welcoming drinks on Fri, 23rd Sept)

Booklet: Copies of the conference booklet will be available at registration and throughout the conference.

Diversity: The conference organisers are committed to supporting diversity in philosophy and particularly encourage submissions from underrepresented groups in philosophy.

Enquiries: Email: 2016appc@gmail.com or visit our PhilEvents and Facebook pages.

Program

 

Friday 23th September

5pm Keynote - Katie Steele
6:30pm Welcome Drinks (at Fellows Bar)

 

Saturday 24th September

Time

Seminar Room

APCD Lecture Theatre

Lecture Theatre 2

9:00 AM

Saurabh Bhattacharya

Lok-Chi Chan

Nick DiBella

9:40 AM

10:20 AM

Morning Tea

10:50 AM

Alessio Tacca

Grace Campbell

To Be Confirmed

11:30 AM

Katherine Diserens

Sidney Diamante

Joshua Kelleher

12:30 PM

Lunch

2:30 PM

David Allan

Lars Moen

Stephen Gadsby

3:10 PM

Declan Humphreys

Gemma Smart

3:30 PM

Devon Cass

3:50 PM

Patrik Hummel

Toby Solomon

4:30 PM

Break

5:00 PM

Keynote - Frank Jackson (at APCD Lecture Theatre)

 

Sunday 25th September

Time

Seminar Room

APCD Lecture Theatre

Lecture Theatre 2

9:00 AM

Charlotte Holzke

Yana Canteloupe

Mariangela Zoe Cocchiaro

9:40 AM

Aaron Baird

10:20 AM

Morning Tea

10:50 AM

Benjamin Grieve-Johnson

Jennifer Munt

Adrian Moore

11:30 AM

To Be Confirmed

Chad Stevenson

Elena Gordon

12:30 PM

Lunch

2:30 PM

To Be Confirmed

Kate Phelan

Miguel Segundo Ortin

3:10 PM

3:30 PM

Jeremy Strasser

Shang Long Yeo

Naoyuki Kajimoto

3:50 PM

4:30 PM

Break

5:00 PM

Keynote - Monima Chadha (at APCD Lecture Theatre)

 

Monday 26th September

Time

Seminar Room

APCD Lecture Theatre

Lecture Theatre 2

9:00 AM

Heath Williams

James McGuire

Ten-Herng Lai

9:40 AM

James Willoughby

Max Fedoseev

10:20 AM

Alan Jurgens

Heather Browning

Vince Redhouse

11:00 AM

Morning Tea

11:30 AM

Samuel Khoo

Chris Cousens

Duncan Martin

12:30 PM

Anco Peeters

Dominic Dimech

Adam Piovarchy

1:30 PM

Lunch

2:30 PM

Oliver Gordon

Tanter Kai

Lucy Mayne

3:10 PM

3:30 PM

AAP PGSC AGM

3:50 PM

4:30 PM

Break

5:00 PM

Keynote - Rachael Brown (at APCD Lecture Theatre) followed by closing drinks

 

Keynote speakers:

Katie Steele (Australian National University)

Katie is interested in environmental philosophy and decision making, philosophy of probability, and choice theory. Her publications include: 'Can free evidence be bad? Value of information for the imprecise probabilist' and 'The precautionary principle: a new approach to public decision-making?'. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Australian National University.

Rachael Brown (Australian National University)

Rachael works in the intersection of the philosophy of biology, philosophy of cognitive science, and philosophy of science. In 2015, she received the prestigious Sir Karl Popper Prize, for her paper 'What Evolvability Really Is'. She has recently been appointed as a Lecturer at the Australian National University.

Monima Chadha (Monash University)

Monima is the Head of Philosophy at Monash University. She principally works in cross-cultural philosophy of mind.  Her publications include 'The Problem of the Unity of Consciousness: A Buddhist Solution' and 'An Independent, Empirical Route to Nonconceptual Content'.

Frank Jackson (Australian National University)

Frank Jackson is Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University. His publications include From Metaphysics to Ethics, Language, Names, and Information and 'Is the distinction between "is" and "ought" ultimate and irreducible?'

Travel Bursaries

There will be a limited amount of travel funding available to cover travel costs for postgraduate speakers with preference given based on total travel distance. Speakers from within NSW will only be eligible for funding in extenuating circumstances (ACT residents are not eligible). Allocation of funds will take into account other funding sources available to attendees. Applications for travel funding can be submitted to 2016APPC@gmail.com.

Canberra Facilities

There are several accommodation options in walking distance to ANU, including:

This Google custom map (which can be opened on your mobile device too) includes key locations in and around Canberra.

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