Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Let's hang out at the APA

I anticipate being bodily present at the following Eastern Division APA thingamabobs, bilocating where necessary (see you there!):

Monday afternoon
III-H. Colloquium: Experiential Content
2:00-5:00 p.m.
Chair: David Rosenthal (City University of New York–
Graduate Center)
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Speaker: Rocco Gennaro (University of Southern Indiana)
“Conceptualism, HOT Theory, and the Richness
Commentator: Elizabeth Schechter (Oxford University)
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Speaker: Robert Briscoe (Ohio University)
“My Point of View”
Commentator: Susanna Siegel (Harvard University)

GV-12. Society for Machines and Mentality
5:15-7:15 p.m.
Topic: Artificial Intelligence in Theory, Artificial Intelligence
in Public Life
Chair: Eric Steinhart (William Paterson University)
Speakers: Anthony Beavers (University of Evansville)
“Mechanical vs. Symbolic Computation: Two
Contrasting Strategies for Information Processing”
Robert Geraci (Manhattan College)
“Evolving Machines: Thinking About AI in Public
(Papers will be available at http://www.cs.hamilton.edu/~sfmm/)

GVI-13. Experimental Philosophy Society
7:30-10:30 p.m.
Speaker: Stephen Stich (Rutgers University)
“Experimental Philosophy as a Subversive Activity”
Commentator: Alfred Mele (Florida State University)
Speaker: Jen Wright (College of Charleston)
“Stability of Intuitions: A Matter of Confidence?”
Commentator: John Bengson (University of Texas)
Speaker: Justin Sytsma (University of Pittsburgh)
“The Proper Province of Philosophy: Conceptual
Analysis and Empirical Investigation”
Commentator: Chauncey Maher (Dickinson College)
Speaker: Blake Myers-Schulz (University of Wisconsin–
“Judgments of Belief and Knowledge: Interactive
yet Independent”
Commentator: Mark Phelan (University of North Carolina–Chapel

8:00 p.m.-Midnight, Broadway Ballroom (Sixth Floor)

10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Westside Ballroom, Salons 1-4 (Fifth Floor)

V-F. Colloquium: Perception
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Chair: Esa Diaz-Leon (University of Manitoba)
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Speaker: Berit Brogaard (University of Missouri–St. Louis)
“An Alternative to Color Relationalism”
Commentator: Jonathan Cohen (University of California–San
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Speaker: James Genone (University of California–Berkeley)
“How to be a Direct Realist”
Commentator: Alex Byrne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Speaker: Arnon Cahen (Washington University–St. Louis)
“What is the Epistemic Problem of Perception?”
Commentator: Sean Kelly (Harvard University)

4:45 p.m., Broadway Ballroom (Sixth Floor)
Introduction: Susan Wolf (University of North Carolina–Chapel
Speaker: Edward Casey (Stony Brook University–State
University of New York)
“Finding (Your Own) Philosophical Voice”

Topic: Chairs’ Caucus: Advice for New Chairs
Speakers: John Bickle (Mississippi State University)
Saul Fisher (Hunter College–City University of New
Valerie Hardcastle (University of Cincinnati)
Brian McLaughlin (Rutgers University)
David Schrader (APA Executive Director)
(This session will end at 9:00 p.m.)

VIII-E. Colloquium: Metaphysics of Mind
1:30-4:30 p.m.
Chair: Mark Okrent (Bates College)

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Speaker: Paul Audi (University of Nebraska–Omaha)
“Three Types of Antireductionism”
Commentator: Eric Hiddleston (Wayne State University)
2:30-3:30 p.m.
Speaker: Sara Bernstein (University of Arizona)
“Overdetermination Problems”
Commentator: Boris Kment (University of Michigan)
3:30-4:30 p.m.
Speaker: Martin Roth (Drake University)
“Reclaiming Functionalism”
Commentator: Mark Couch (Seton Hall University)