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2nd Philosophy Graduate Conference at CEU (II)

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Now here’s something for historians: for the first time in the human history, me and George agree 100% 🙂 So I have to subscribe to what George said here and here: it was a nice conference; Stefan deserves congratulations; I didn’t get much out of Strawson’s lecture, too; the best talks I attended were these two: Steinvör Thöll Àrnadóttir (UCL – University College London) -„Functionalism and Thinking Animals”; and Monica Jitareanu (Central European University) – „Phenomenal vs. Intentional – Ways of Conceiving Perceptual Experience and What It Means to Say It is Transparent” (I’ve heard that Lee Walters (UCL) gave another very good talk: „The Duality of Might and Would”).

In the last day of the conference, I commented Rebekah Humphreys’s (Cardiff) paper, „Contractarianism: On the Incoherence of the Exclusion of Non-Human Beings

And at dinnner time, in both days, all philosophers (young and not-so-young) showed that they know how to have fun. Here are some pictures:

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Above, from left to right: Hanoch Ben-Yami (CEU – Central European University), Tim Crane (UCL – University College London), Galen Strawson (CUNY – The City University of New York), and David Weberman (CEU).

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Above, from left to right: Eva Ferlez (CEU), Nenad Miscevic (CEU and University of Mariburg), Gabor Betegh (CEU), David Weberman (CEU), and Carl Baker (Leeds).

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Above, from left to right: Viviana Bratescu (CEU), George Tudorie (CEU), Stefan Ionescu (CEU, the conference’s sole organizer), and somebody else.

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Galen Strawson, Kati Farkas (CEU) and Tim Crane.

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Howard Robinson (CEU) and Mike Griffin (CEU)

Written by Andrei Stavilă

martie 31, 2008 at 12:56 pm

2nd Philosophy Graduate Conference at CEU (I)

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Saturday and Sunday (29 and 30 March 2008) it will take place the second Philosophy Graduate Conference at Central European University, Budapest, Hungary. The programm is here. I will comment a talk on Sunday. In the same day, you can see and listen the keynote speaker, Galen Strawson. If you’re in town, do come!

Written by Andrei Stavilă

martie 28, 2008 at 1:23 pm