the MIT department of linguistics and philosophy presents:

MITing of the Minds 2008

School of Athens

Partially composed of talks by department faculty and graduate students of past and present.

Thursday, January 24th, and Friday, January 25th
9:30 am-5:45 pm
The Stata Center, 32-D461

All are welcome.

This year's MITing of the Minds is the Fourth Annual MIT Philosophy Alumni Conference. The conference will showcase recent work in a variety of areas in contemporary philosophy. Presentations will cover topics in metaphysics, philosophy of language, epistemology, and ethics, and will be accessible to a broad audience. Each day will feature talks by MIT faculty members, current students, and alumni of the graduate program.


Thursday, January 24

9:30 Breakfast

10:00 Roger White "Evidential Symmetry and Mushy Credence"
David Etlin Commentary

11:30 Break

11:45 Tracy Isaacs "Why We Need an Account of Collective Moral Responsibility"
Sally Haslanger Commentary

1:15 Break for lunch

2:45 Chris Robichaud "An Apologetics For Any Future High Church Metaphysics"
Bob Stalnaker Commentary

4:15 Break

4:30 Zoltan Gendler Szabo "Things in Progress"

Alex Byrne Commentary

5.45 First day ends

8:00 Conference dinner party

Friday, January 25th

9:30 Breakfast

10:00 Brad Skow "Why Does Time Pass?"
Mahrad Almotahari Commentary

11:30 Break

11:45 Sarah Moss "Scoring Rules and Epistemic Compromise"
Vann McGee Commentary

1:15 Break for lunch

2:45 Liz Harman "The Mistake in 'I'll Be Glad I Did It' Reasoning: The Significance of Future Desires"
Caspar Hare Commentary

4:15 Conference ends

MIT philosophy
updated: 22 jan 08