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NORMATIVITY AND THE CAUSAL THEORY OF ACTION

One-day conference, 18 July 2008, 9am – 6pm Department of Philosophy, University of Bristol, UK Conference venue: Clifton Hill House, Bristol

SPEAKERS:

Michael E. Bratman (Stanford): From goal-directedness to the agent’s rational guidance

Lynne R. Baker (Umass, Amherst): Agency and the first-person perspective

Roman Altshuler (SUNY, Stony Brook): Rationalization as causation and diachronic mental holism

Matthias Haase (Basel): Rule-following and conceptual capacities

Maria Alvarez (Southampton): The causal theory of action: reasons, motivation and explanation

REGISTRATION

Registration is now open until the end of May. Please visit the conference webpage, where the registration form can be downloaded. Further information with details about the programme, travel and accommodation will be posted there soon:

http://www.bris.ac.uk/philosophy/department/events/norm2008.html

STUDENT BURSARIES

Thanks to a grant from the Analysis Trust, there are up to 10 bursaries for external graduate students available, covering up to half of the cost of the registration fee and accommodation in Clifton Hill House. The subsidies will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

The conference is sponsored by the Mind Association, BIRTHA, CONTACT Bristol, and the Analysis Trust.

If you have any questions please e-mail: markus.schlosser@bristol.ac.uk or
bryony.pierce@bristol.ac.uk


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