Programme


All talks will be held in the Informatics Conference Room, 2 Buccleuch Place unless specified otherwise.
For details of how to get to the conference locations, please see the travel web page.

Thursday 30th June

9:30 - 10am Registration

10am - 11:30 Keynote talk
Concepts: Representations or Abilities?
Professor Hans-Johann Glock, University of Reading
(Chair: Dr Peter Milne, University of Edinburgh)

11:45 - 1pm
Two problems with Peacocke's theory of concepts, Asuncion Alvarez, King's College London [Abstract]
response by Professor Christopher Peacocke (Columbia University)
(Chair: David Harris, University College London)

2pm - 3:15 Split session
On the causal exclusion argument - In defence of non-reductive physicalism
Markus Schlosser, University of St Andrews [Abstract]
response by Zoë Payne (University of Edinburgh)
(Chair: Lottie Hanson, University of Edinburgh)

Kemp Smith Room: 
An enactive account of phenomenal intentionality, Julian Kiverstein, University of Edinburgh [Abstract]
response by Dr David Levy (University of Edinburgh)
(Chair: Christoph Kelp, University of Stirling)

3:30 - 4:45 Split session
Human philosophy: Hume on natural instincts and belief formation, Treasa Campbell, University of Limerick [Abstract]
response by Dr Andrew Mason (University of Edinburgh)
(Chair: Lisa McKeown, University of Edinburgh)

Kemp Smith Room: 
Conceptualism, demonstrative colour concepts and the problem of illusory experience
Charlie Pelling, University of Reading [Abstract]
response by Dimitris Platchias (University of Glasgow)
(Chair: Lottie Hanson, University of Edinburgh)

5pm - 6:15
Heidegger and the possibility of AI and modelling the mind, Richard Hamilton, Trinity College Dublin [Abstract]
response by Julian Kiverstein (University of Edinburgh)
(Chair: Lisa McKeown, University of Edinburgh)

6:30 - 8pm Wine reception (Kemp Smith Room)

8pm Conference dinner

Friday 1st July

10am - 11:30 Keynote talk
Externalism and the explanation of action, Professor Timothy Williamson, University of Oxford
(Chair: Professor Dory Scaltsas, University of Edinburgh)

11:45 - 1pm
Perception and phenomenal modes of presentation, Anders Nes, University of Oslo [Abstract]
response by Dr Matthew Nudds (University of Edinburgh)
(Chair: Ezio Di Nucci, University of Edinburgh)

2pm - 3:15 Split session
Deflationism about qualia, Dave Ward, University of Edinburgh [Abstract]
response by Richard Clarkson (University of Durham)
(Chair: Astrid Johnston)

Informatics Seminar Room: 
Change blindness and counterfactual dependence, Nick Jones, University of Nottingham [Abstract]
response by Christoph Kelp (University of Stirling)
(Chair: Ezio Di Nucci, University of Edinburgh)

3:30 - 4:45 Split session
Can conscious attention restore uncritical realism?, Gloria Ayob, University of Warwick [Abstract]
response by Tom Roberts (University of Edinburgh)
(Chair: Zoë Payne, University of Edinburgh)

Informatics Seminar Room: 
Metaphysical disjunctivism and the intentional theory of perception
Francisco Pereira, King's College London [Abstract]
response by Matthew Conduct (University of Durham)
(Chair: Astrid Johnston)

5pm - 6:30 Keynote talk
Understanding: Justification, Realism and the Past
Professor Christopher Peacocke, Columbia University in the City of New York
(Chair: Conor McHugh, University of Edinburgh)

6.30pm Farewell drinks

Updates
14 June: Unfortunately, Leo Townsend, who had been advertized as one of the graduate speakers, is now not able to attend. Julain Kiverstein (University of Edinburgh) has replaced him in the programme.
21 June: Unfortunately, Sinem Elkatip, who had been advertized as one of the graduate speakers, has dropped out of the conference.

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