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.

2014 Midsummer Philosophy Workshop

Monday June 30

6:30 PM: Welcome Drinks 

The Anchor

Tuesday July 1

All Sessions Held in the Sidgwick Hall in Newnham College on Sidgwick Ave (please remember that all papers should be read ahead of time).

Here is a map of Newnham College (in pdf format).

If you end up in this room, you've done the right thing.

Give yourself at least 15 minutes to get from your room in Sidney to the Jane Harrison Room.

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

Kenny Walden (Dartmouth): "Ideals" 

Commentators: 

Japa Pallikkathayil (Pittsburgh)

Sarah Paul (UW-Madison)

Chair: Alejandro Perez Carballo (U Mass)

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

Jennifer Morton (CCNY): "Two Faces of Caring"

Commentators: 

Shannon Spaulding (Oklahoma State)

Andrew Buskell (Cambridge)

Chair: William Dunaway (Oxford)

Lunch: 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Kathryn Lindeman (Saint Louis University): "Against Thresholds"

Commentators:

Hille Paakkunainen (Syracuse)

Clair Morrissey (Occidental College)

Chair: Jonathan Jenkins-Ichikawa (UBC)

Wednesday July 2

(Please remember that all papers should be read ahead of time.)

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

Eliot Michaelson (McGill): "Two Puzzles About Vagueness and Quantification"

Commentators:

Mark Jago (Nottingham)

Nicholas Jones (Birmingham)

Chair: Nathan Wildman (Hamburg)

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

Katia Vavova (Mount Holyoke College): "Irrelevant Influences" 

Commentators:

Justin Snedegar (St. Andrews)

Amanda MacAskill (NYU)

Chair: James Shaw (Pittsburgh)

Lunch: 1:15 pm - 3:00 pm

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

Jack Marley-Payne (MIT): "The Complexities of Evidence and Inference: Against Intellectualist Theories of Belief"  

Commentators: 

Brendan Balcerak-Jackson (Konstanz)

Jonathan Birch (LSE)

Chair: Shyane Siriwaderna (Cambridge)