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.

2013 Midsummer Philosophy workshop

Here is a MAP with workshop and other locations.

Childcare Information

Sunday 23 June

Informal get together: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Food and drinks at Nick Treanor's house.  If the weather cooperates, we will decamp to an awesome park down the street.  Afterwards, those who are interested can check out the Edinburgh nightlife.

Monday 24 June

All sessions will be held in the David Hume Room of the Dugald Stewart Building on the University of Edinburgh campus.  Here is the conference map with the location marked with a red pin. 

Please read all papers ahead of each session. 


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

Presenter: James Shaw (Pittsburgh), "The Combinatorics of Conscious Experience"

Commenters:  Esa Diaz-Leon (Manitoba), Ellen Fridland (Humboldt University)

Chair:  Will Davies (Cambridge)


Session 2: 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Presenter:  Michael Hannon (Cambridge/Fordham), "Stabilizing Knowledge"

Commenters:  Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa (UBC), Alex Worsnip (Yale)

Chair: Fabrizio Cariani (Northwestern)


LUNCH: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM


Session 3: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Presenter:  Japa Pallikkathayil (Pittsburgh), "The Truth About Deception"

Commenters:  Hallie Liberto (U Conn-Storrs), Grace Helton (NYU)

Chair: Jack Marley-Payne (MIT)


Late Afternoon / Early Evening

We will organize some optional activities (e.g., going for hikes and touring historic Edinburgh).  


Tuesday 25 June

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

Presenter:  Josh Parsons (Oxford), "Conditional Imperatives"

Commenter:  Alejandro Pérez Carballo (USC/UMass Amherst), Brian Hedden (Oxford)

Chair:  David Barnett (Union College)


Session 5: 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Presenter:  Sinan Dogramaci (UT Austin), "The Varieties of Validity"

Commenters:  Kate Nolfi (Chapel Hill),  Magdalena Balcerak Jackson (Cologne/Konstanz)

Chair: Joey Pollock (Edinburgh)


LUNCH: 1:15 PM - 2:30 PM


Session 6: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Presenter:  Maya Eddon & Chris Meacham (UMass Amherst), "No Work for a Theory of Universals"

Commenters: Tim Button (Cambridge),  Lee Walters (Oxford)

Chair: Katia Vavova (Mount Holyoke College)


7:30 PM: Dinner at Indaba Restaurant

(Paid for by the Midsummer Philosophy Workshop)


MAP OF CONFERENCE LOCATIONS (w/ some other places marked) 


We are very grateful to our funders: 

Eidyn: The Edinburgh Centre for Epistemology, Mind and Normativity  

The Scots Philosophical Association