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Mental Faculties and their Metaphysics

Date: Oct 12, 2019    Browse: []

Mental Faculties and their Metaphysics

an International Conference, hosted by Shandong University

organized by the School of Philosophy and Social Development

funded by Cooperative Research Project on Current Issues in Ethics and Epistemology

May 20: Metaphysics of Mind

Welcome Ceremony. Chair: WANG Huaping (Shandong University)

8:45-9:00 Address by LIU Senlin (Shandong) & Ivan Ivanov (Shandong), Group Photo

Morning Session. Chair: JIANG Asher (Tsinghua University)

9:00-10:20 Benj Hellie (University of Toronto), “Semantic Gaps and Protosemantics”

10:30-11:50 ZHONG Lei (Chinese University of Hong Kong), “Taking Emergentism Seriously”

Lunch (SDU’s restaurant) 12:00-13:00

Afternoon Session. Chair: Jessica Wilson (University of Toronto)

13:10-14:30 Daniel Stoljar (Australian National University), “Structuralism and the Problem of Consciousness”

14:40-16:00 ZHANG Wenjun (Chinese University of Hong Kong), “Grounded Mental Causation: a New Solution to the Exclusion Problem”

16:10-17:30 Michael Martin (University of Oxford), “Embedded Information”

Dinner (SDU’s restaurant) 17:45-19:00

Trip to downtown 19:15-21:00

May 21: Mental Faculties

Morning Session. Chair: MEI Jianhua (Shanxi University)

9:00-10:20 Lance Rips (Northwestern University), “Counting and Countable Objects”

10:30-11:50 XIANG Bideng (Sun Yat-Sen University), “Two Context-dependent Models of Priming Conceptual Knowledge”

Lunch (SDU’s restaurant) 12:00-13:00

Afternoon Session. Chair: LIU Chang (Renmin University)

13:10-14:30 Rachel Goodman (University of Wisonsin-Milwaukee), “Trading on Identity and Singular Thought”

14:40-16:00 DAI Haiqiang & FAN Zhao (Beijing Normal University/Canterbury) “Primitive Correctness and Private Language”

16:10-17:30 Laurie Paul (Yale University)

“Transformative Changes”

Trip to Thousand Buddha Mountain 17:45-19:15

Dinner (Anhui-style restaurant) 19:15-21:00

May 22: Action

Morning Session, Chair: XU Zhu (East China Normal University)

9:00-10:20 WANG Yanjing (Beijing University), “The Logics of Know-how”

10:30-11:50 Helen Steward (University of Leeds), “Mechanisms, Agents and Processes”

Lunch (SDU’s restaurant) 12:00-13:00

Afternoon Session, Chair: Kevin Lynch (Huaqiao University)

13:10-14:30 Gregg Caruso (State University of New York-Corning), "The Phenomenology of Free Agency: Reference, Error, and Eliminativism"

14:40-16:00 GUO Peng (Shandong University), “Substantial Concepts and Untranslatability: the Meaning of ‘Agent’”

16:10-17:30 Myrto Mylopoulos (Carleton University), “The Puzzle of Skilled Action”

Dinner (Buddhist vegan restaurant) 18:00-19:30