MIT linguistics and philosophy presents:

Getting Things Right: The Legacy of Richard Cartwright

Friday September 30th, 2:00-5:00pm, and Saturday October 1st, 10:00-3.15pm (2011), 32-D461

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This two-day conference will celebrate the work of Richard Cartwright, a dominant presence at MIT, who died in December 2010. Talks will be given by some of his former students: Richard Boyd, Delia Graff Fara, Marga Reimer, Scott Soames, and Linda Wetzel.

All are welcome.


Friday 30th September 2011

    2.00 - 3.15 Richard Boyd
    Causation, Representation and the Metaphysics of Aggregate Phenomena: A Hume-unfriendly Approach

    3.15 - 3.45 tea break

    3.45 - 5.00 Delia Graff Fara
    Cartwright's matches and the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit

Evening: Dinner

Saturday 1st October 2011

    10.00 - 11.15 Marga Reimer
    On Seeing Things When You're Not: Reflections on Macbeth's Dagger

    11.15 - 11.45 coffee break

    11.45 - 1.00 Scott Soames
    What is the Frege/Russell Analysis of Quantification? [Abstract]

    1.00 - 2.00 lunch (8th floor common space)

    2.00 - 3.15 Linda Wetzel
    It Ain't Superficially So

For more information, contact Richard Holton

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updated: 30 September 11