Public Lecture Series: Reason and Experience

31st October — 1st November 2013

Auditorium 23.0.50

In this series of public lectures a number of distinguished philosophers will present their work on issues such as perceptual knowledge, practical self-knowledge, rule-following and logic.

The lectures are open to all, including students. No prior registration is needed.

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Speakers: Bill Brewer, Hannah Ginsborg, Heather Logue, John McDowell, Alan Millar, Susanna Siegel, Rowland Stout, Charles Travis

Thursday 31st October

10.00–11.15 Bill Brewer (King’s College LondonNatural Continuants

11.15–11.30 Coffee/Tea

11.30–12.45 Susanna Siegel (Harvard UniversityThe Rational Enrichment of Experience

12.45–14.00 Lunch

14.00–15.15 Alan Millar (University of StirlingReasons for Belief, Perception, and Reflective Knowledge

15.15–15.30 Coffee/Tea

15.30–16.45 Charles Travis (King’s College London) How to Depart From Frege: Two Pictures of Logic

Friday 1st November

10.00–11.15 Rowland Stout (University College Dublin) Sensory Stimulation is No Part of Perception

11.15–11.30 Coffee/Tea

11.30–12.45 John McDowell (University of Pittsburgh) Self-consciousness in Acting

12.45–14.00 Lunch

14.00–15.15 Heather Logue (University of Leeds) The Argument From Illusion

15.15–15.30 Coffee/Tea

15.30–16.45 Hannah Ginsborg (University of California, Berkeley) The Significance of Signposts: A Challenge to ‘Quietism’ about Meaning

Organizers: Johan Gersel (University of Copenhagen), Rasmus Thybo Jensen (University of Copenhagen), Søren Overgaard (University of Copenhagen), Morten Sørensen Thaning (Copenhagen Business School).

With the support of: The Mind Association, The Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen, The Danish Council for Independent Research, Humanities.