At our meeting this week grad student Tim Houk will be presenting on luck and free will. His talk is titled “No Luck for Libertarians.” I’ve attached a copy of the paper with an abstract. He intends on expanding section 3.1 (titled “The No Contrastive Explanation Objection”), so might skip other parts and spend extra time on that.
We’ll be in Wellman 229 at 7pm on Thursday, March 9th!
Additionally, if you’re interested in presenting next quarter, please let me know and I’ll get you set up with a presentation date.
Courtney Klousner will be presenting this Thursday, March 2nd. We’ll be in Wellman 229 at 7pm. The title of her talk is “Wittgenstein: The Duty of Genius”.
Abstract: A sketch of one of the most influential modern philosophers, who radically redirected philosophical thought in his works Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus and Philosophical Investigations.
Hope to see you there!
This week Chris Lam is giving an overview of epistemic logic. We are meeting as always Thursday at 7pm in Wellman 229.
Abstract: In this presentation, I will describe a syntax and semantics for
an epistemic modal logic. I will discuss the semantics on Kripke frames.
Time permitting, I would like to discuss epistemic closure and provide some arguments rejecting closure principles in epistemology. The epistemic logic will be built upon classical propositional logic (course PHI 12 at UC Davis). But I will not presuppose any formal logic training and develop the necessary logic principles in the talk.
This Thursday, February 16th, Professor GJ Mattey will be presenting. He is planning on retiring at the end of this academic year and in honor of that is going to give a talk titled “Reflections on Forty-Nine Years in Philosophy.”As always we will be in Wellman 229 at 7pm. See you there!
Also, Philosophy Club and Debate Club are having a joint social on Friday the 17th so contact Jasmine for more information if you are interested.
This Thursday (Feb 9) Ricardo Cruz will be presenting on the nature of information and how it relates to interactions and behaviors in systems. He’ll relate information in this sense to how models and descriptions are made in science, and how this shift has led to network and systems thinking. Important discussion topics will also include reductionism, emergence, and the “illusions” of epistemological phenomena.
As always we are in Wellman 229 at 7pm. See you there!
Jacob will be speaking tomorrow (Feb 2) on “The Challenge of Moral Error Theory.” As always we will be in Wellman 229 at 7pm. See you there!