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CONF: Naturalism and the Nature of Philosophy

47th Cincinnati Philosophy Colloquium
21-23 October 2010
425 Tangeman University Center
University of Cincinnati

• Owen Flanagan, Duke University
• Hilary Kornblith, University of Massachusetts
• Michael Lynch, University of Connecticut
• Penelope Maddy, University of California
• David Papineau, King’s College London
• L. A. Paul, University of North Carolina
• Thomas Polger, University of Cincinnati
• Elliott Sober, University of Wisconsin

Free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP please contact thomas.polger (at) uc.edu

Visitors should arrange their own accommodation at the Kingsgate Marriott Hotel and Conference Center . Be sure to indicate that you are attending a campus event and would like the University of Cincinnati rate. (Alternative accommodations.)

Additional travel and program information available at: http://www.artsci.uc.edu/naturalism [1]

4:30 pm Greetings and Introductions
4:45-6:15 pm David Papineau (Kings College London): The Importance of Intuition
Chair: Thomas Polger (Cincinnati)

9:30-11 am Penelope Maddy (UC Irvine, LPS): Naturalism and Common Sense
Chair: Robert Barnard (University of Mississippi)

11:15-12:45 pm Thomas Polger (Cincinnati): TBA
Chair: Larry Shapiro (Wisconsin, Madison)

2:15-3:45 pm Hilary Kornblith (U Mass, Amherst): Is There Room for Armchair Theorizing in Epistemology?
Chair: Gillian Russell (Washington University, St. Louis)

4-5:30 pm Michael Lynch (Connecticut): Epistemic Naturalism and Epistemic Incommensurability
Chair: Chase Wrenn (Alabama)

10:30-12 pm Owen Flanagan (Duke): “The Free Water of Consciousness” View of Persons, or Why Forensic, Narrative Selfhood is Overrated
Chair: Andrew Melnyk (Missouri, Columbia)

1:30-3 pm Elliott Sober (Wisconsin, Madison): TBA
Chair: Zvi Biener (Western Michigan)

3:15-4:45 pm L. A. Paul (UNC, Chapel Hill): Metaphysics as Modeling
Chair: Jonathan Weinberg (Indiana)

5-6:30 pm David Papineau (Kings College London): The Explanatory Gap Explained
Chair: Angela Potochnik (Stanford and Cincinnati)