MIT philosophy: colloquia fall 2004

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Unless otherwise indicated, all talks are on Fridays at 3:30 pm in room 32-155.

For more information, contact Lauren Ashwell (, Heather Logue (, or Chris Robichaud ( (For more information about talks co-sponsored with Women's Studies, contact

Some colloquium papers will be available on this page in pdf (viewable in adobe acrobat reader).

September 24:
"Epistemicism and Semantic Plasticity"
John Hawthorne, Rutgers University

October 8:
"What Reference Has to Tell Us About Meaning"
Stephen Schiffer, New York University

Tuesday October 19 at 4pm in 4-231; co-sponsored with Women's Studies:
"The Metaphysics of Sex and Gender"
Linda Alcoff, Syracuse University

October 29:
"Mental Quotation - a cure for the mind-body problem"
Katalin Balog, Yale University

November 5:
"Linguistic Meanings as (Monadic, Second-Order) Concept-Instructions" note-this paper is background for the talk
Paul Pietroski, University of Maryland

November 19:
"Is there hope for a theory of objective aesthetic value?" pdf
Peter Railton, University of Michigan


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