Midsummer Philosophy Workshop

18 June - 20 June 2017

The 2017 Midsummer Philosophy Workshop is a general interest philosophy conference to be held in Leeds, England from 18 June - 21 June.

Participation is by-invitation only on the basis of submitted abstracts and/or volunteering to comment or chair.

2016 Midsummer Philosophy Workshop

For logistics information click here.

Program of Events

Sunday 19 June

6pm onwards:

Clown Cafe, 54 King St, Cambridge CB1 1LN 

Monday 20 June

All sessions will be at the Knox-Shaw Room, Sidney Sussex College

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM: 

Louise Hanson, "The Ambiguity of Aesthetic 'Value'"

comments: Kiran Bhardwaj and Amy Seymour

chair: Brian Weatherson

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM:

Rebecca Mason, "Are Social Kinds Mind-Dependent?"

comments: Alex Kaiserman and Ishani Maitra

chair: Ned Markosian

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM: 

Nina Emery, "Against Radical Quantum Ontologies"

comments: Lina Jansson and Maegan Fairchild

chair: Sameer Bajaj

Tuesday 21 June

10 AM - 11:30 AM: 

Bernhard Salow, "Enkratic Externalism"

comments: Alex Gregory and Bruno Whittle

chair: Christina Van Dyke

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM:

Carla Merino-Rajme, "Music on the Train: A Puzzle About Temporal Experience"

comments: Alison Fernandes and Robin Zheng

chair: Andrew Arlig

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM:

Karl Schafer, "Rationality as the Capacity for Understanding"

comments: Ben Lennertz and Wendy Salkin

chair: Julia Driver

7:30 PM

Dinner: Klub Polonia, 231 Chesterton Road, CB4 1AS


We received more than 130 submissions for this year's MPW.  The submissions were excellent and easily could have supported more than one workshop of this type. 

We are grateful to everyone who took the time to submit and regret that we could not accommodate everyone.  It would have made for a large and excellent conference! 

For more on our review policy, please see here.



The conference has benefited from funding from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge.