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.

2015 Midsummer Philosophy Workshop

Sunday June 28

Welcome Gathering

Monday June 29

Session 1: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Harjit Bhogal, "The Metaphysical and the Scientific: One Weird Trick for defending Humeanism about Laws of Nature" 

Commentators: Tom Donaldson, David Kovacs

Chair: Tom Dougherty

Session 2: 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Gabriel, Rabin, "Toward a Theory of Concept Mastery"

Commentators: Debbie Roberts, Katia Samoilova

Chair: Dhananjay Jagannathan

Lunch: 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm


Session 3: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Jennifer Wang, "Fundamentality and Modal Freedom"

Commentators: Michaela McSweeney, Li Kang

Chair: Sara Protasi

Tuesday June 30

Session 4: 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Daniel Silvermint, "Passing as Privileged"

Commentators: Max Hayward, Amanda Greene

Chair: Cameron Boult

Session 5: 11:45 am - 1:15 pm

Mark Jago, "States of Affairs"

Commentators: Ted Parent, Hallie Liberto

Chair: Sydney Keough


Lunch: 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm


Session 6: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Giulia Felappi, "When We Know Something, We Know a Piece of Language" 

Commentators: Timothy Sundell, Bryan Pickel

Chair: Silvan Wittwer


Workshop Dinner