PETAF Workshop on Subjectivity

Open to the Public
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Gellner room
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 2:30pm
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 2:30pm to Friday, September 23, 2011 - 12:40pm

Perspectival Thoughts and Facts

The FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network PETAF is the first research and training network exclusively in philosophy ever to be financed by the European Commission. It aims to serve as a European research and training platform for joint philosophical research on perspectival thought, its linguistic expression and its consequences for our conception of objective, mind-independent reality. PETAF’s research programme, which runs for four years, addresses both general issues in metaphysics and in logic and semantics and specific issues in more specialised areas in which perspective-bound cognition plays a pivotal role, i.e. the philosophy of space and time, the philosophy of alethic and epistemic modality, the philosophy of subjectivity and consciousness, and the philosophy of norms and value.

Subjectivity Workshop

 21-23 September 2011, Budapest

List of Speakers:

Keynote SpeakerBrie Gertler, (University of Virginia)

Janine Gühler - University of St. Andrews (ESR)
Tom Avery - École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales  (ESR)
Howard Robinson - Central European University
Barry C. Smith - Institute of Philosophy, University of London
Giovanni Merlo - University of Barcelona  (ESR)
Aidan McGlynn - University of Aberdeen
Åsa Wikforss - Stockholm University
Nenad Petković - Central European University (ESR)
Patrick Greenough - University of St. Andrews

Rory Madden -  University College London  
Francois Recanati -  Institiute Jean Nicod


Location: Central European University, 1051 Budapest, Nádor u. 9, Gellner Room


Wednesday, 21st of September

14:00-14:45 Coffee & Tea


14:40 – 14:45 Welcome

14:45-15:45 Barry C. Smith, University of London: The Fragility of Self‑Knowledge

16:00-17:30 Keynote Speaker – Brie Gertler, (University of Virinia): Observational self-knowledge and the demands of rational agency

17.30-19.00 Wine Reception

Thursday, 22nd of September

09:00-10:00 Francois Recanati, Institiute Jean Nicod:  Epistemic transparency in the mental file framework

10:15-11:15 Åsa Wikforss, Stockholm University:  Knowing Our Own Beliefs

11:30-12:30 Aidan McGlynn, University of Aberdeen: Luminous Beings are We

12:30-14:00 Lunch (arranged for conference participants)

14:00-15:00 Janine Gühler, University of St. Andrews (ESR): Abstraction of mathematical objects in Aristotle

15:15-16:15 Tom Avery, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales  (ESR): Seeing Particular Objects

16:30-17:30 Giovanni Merlo, University of Barcelona  (ESR): The Univocity of Phenomenal Facts

17:45–18:45 Howard Robinson, CEU: ineliminability - and maybe the primacy - of subjectivity

19:00-19:50 PETAF board meeting

20:00 Conference dinner

Friday, 23rd of September

09:00-10:00 Nenad Petkovic, CEU: Epistemological and metaphysical peculiarities of lucid dreams

10:15-11:15 Patrick Greenough, University of St. Andrews: How to be a Neo-Cartesian

11:30-12:30 Rory Madden, University College London: Thinking-Parts and Thinking Parts