the MIT department of linguistics and philosophy presents:

MITing of the Minds 2014


Composed of talks by department faculty and graduate students of past and present.

Thursday, January 23rd

and Friday, January 24th

The Stata Center, 32-D461

This year's MITing of the Minds is the Tenth Annual MIT Philosophy Alumni Conference. The conference will showcase recent work in a variety of areas in contemporary philosophy. Presentations will cover topics in ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind, 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.

All are welcome.

Thursday, January 23rd

10:30 Breakfast

11:00 Richard Boyd (Cornell) Realism, Truth and the Pessimistic Meta-Induction: for More Correspondence Not Less
Comments by Dylan Bianchi

12:30 Lunch

2:00 Bernhard Salow (MIT) Intentionally Biased Inquiry and Access to One's Evidence
Comments by Declan Smithies

3:30 Break

4:00 Diane Jeske (University of Iowa) False Friends
Comments by Arden Ali

5:30 Break

6:00 Dinner

Friday, January 24th

9:30 Breakfast

10:00 Seth Yalcin (Berkeley) The Modality of Quantification
Comments by Matthias Jenny

11:30 Break

11:45 Said Saillant (MIT) Evolution and our Reliability About Everything
Comments by Alex Byrne

1:15 Lunch

2:30 Sally Haslanger (MIT) Social Meaning and Social Justice
Comments by Lyndal Grant

4:00 Conference ends

MIT philosophy
updated: 1 - jan - 2014