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This looks like a fantastic conference especially for those who are interested in intuitions and thought experiments. The AHRC Project on ‘Intuitions and Methodology Project’ at the Arché Philosophical Research Centre is hosting a conference on Philosophical Methodology, 25-27 April, 2009, at the University of St. Andrews.

Invited keynote speakers:
David Chalmers (Australian National University)
Jonathan Schaffer (Australian National University, Arché)
Ernest Sosa (Rutgers University)
Tamar Szabó Gendler (Yale University)

The purpose of the conference is to explore questions about philosophical methodology. Potential topics include:

The nature of philosophical intuitions
The role of intuition in philosophical methodology
The bearing of experimental philosophy on philosophical methodology
Comparisons between approaches to methodology in various subfields of philosophy
The subject matter of philosophy
The significance of disagreement in philosophy
Comparisons between philosophy and other disciplines
The epistemology of modality
Scepticism about philosophy
The role of linguistics in philosophical inquiry

We hope to consider both methodological questions about philosophy at large and considerations specific to subfields of philosophy (e.g., metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of language, etc.).

Submitted Papers:
We now invite submissions for 40 minute talks on any area of philosophical methodology. Please send an abstract (400-word maximum) and a CV (1-page) via email to Jonathan Ichikawa by 1 January, 2009. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 1 February, 2009.

Further Details:
Contact Jonathan Ichikawa ( or Yuri Cath ( or visit the conference website.

Organizing Committee:
Jessica Brown
Herman Capellan
Yuri Cath
Jonathan Ichikawa


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