Department of Philosophy
Issue 3- Winter 2005/6
The department hosted a very successful conference on Physicalism from April 1-3, 2005. A truly first-rate group of scholars presented their work, which included:
- David Chalmers (Australian National University) "Physicalism and Necessity"
- Janice Dowell (Bowling Green State University) “The Physical: Empirical, Not Metaphysical”
- John Hawthorne (Rutgers University) Title to be announced
- Frank Jackson (Australian National University) “On Ensuring that Physicalism is not a Dual Attribute Theory in Sheep's Clothing.”
- Noa Latham (University of Calgary) "Ways in which the World is Physical"
- Andrew Melnyk (University of Missouri-Columbia) “Cornell Physicalism”
- Jessica Wilson (University of Michigan) “On Characterizing the Physical ”
- Gene Witmer (University of Florida) "How to Be a (Sort of) A Priori Physicalist."
- Sara Worley (Bowling Green State University) "Physicalism and the 'Via Negativa'"
Several of the papers presented are still available on the conference website . Janice Dowell in particular should be thanked for doing a large part of the work necessary to make this event take physical form.
Needless to say, not all of the conference was spent on the serious side of things ...
Thanks to David Chalmers, from whose web page these photos were taken.
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