47th Cincinnati Philosophy Colloquium

Naturalism and the Nature of Philosophy

21-23 October 2010
425 Tangeman University Center
University of Cincinnati

  • Owen Flanagan, Duke University
  • Hilary Kornblith, University of Massachusetts
  • Michael Lynch, University of Connecticut
  • Penelope Maddy, University of California
  • David Papineau, King's College London
  • L. A. Paul, University of North Carolina
  • Thomas Polger, University of Cincinnati
  • Elliott Sober, University of Wisconsin

Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences and the Charles Phelps Taft Research Center.

Free and open to the public.

For more information or to RSVP please contact thomas.polger@uc.edu.

Visitors should arrange their own accommodation at the Kingsgate Marriott Hotel and Conference Center .

Be sure to indicate that you are attending a campus event and would like the University of Cincinnati rate.

Additional travel and program information will be available soon.

Time Event
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21
4:30 p.m. Greetings and Introductions
4:45-6:15 p.m. David Papineau, Kings College London
The Importance of Intuition
  Chair: Thomas Polger, University of Cincinnati
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22
9 a.m. Coffee
9:30-11 a.m. Penelope Maddy, University of California, Irvine, LPS
Naturalism and Common Sense
  Chair: Robert Barnard, University of Mississippi
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Thomas Polger, University of Cincinnati
"Physicalism and Natural Resources"
  Chair: Larry Shapiro, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  Lunch
2 p.m. Coffee
2:15-3:45 p.m. Hilary Kornblith, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Is There Room for Armchair Theorizing in Epistemology?
  Chair: Gillian Russell, Washington University, St. Louis
4-5:30 p.m. Michael Lynch, University of Connecticut Epistemic Naturalism and Epistemic Incommensurability
  Chair: Chase Wrenn, University of Alabama
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23
10 a.m. Coffee
10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Owen Flanagan, Duke University
"The Free Water of Consciousness" View of Persons, or Why Forensic, Narrative Selfhood is Overrated
  Chair: Andrew Melnyk, University of Missouri, Columbia
  Lunch
1:30-3 p.m. Elliott Sober, University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Parsimony Arguments in Science and Philosophy—a Test Case for Naturalism Sub-P"
  Chair: Zvi Biener, Western Michigan University
3 p.m. Coffee
3:15-4:45 p.m. L. A. Paul, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Metaphysics as Modeling
  Chair: Jonathan Weinberg, Indiana University
5-6:30 p.m. David Papineau, Kings College London
The Explanatory Gap Explained
  Chair: Angela Potochnik, Stanford University and University of Cincinnati