the MIT department of linguistics and philosophy presents:

MITing of the Minds 2006


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

Thursday, January 19th, and Friday, January 20th
9:30 am-5:30 pm
The Stata Center, 32-D461

All are welcome.

This year's MITing of the Minds is the Second Annual MIT Philosophy Alumni Conference. The conference aims to 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 one talk by an MIT faculty member, one by a current graduate student, and two talks by alumni of the MIT philosophy graduate program.


Thursday, January 19

9:30 Breakfast

10:00 Richard Holton "Exceptions, Rules, and the Law"
Jason Decker Commentary

11:15 Break

11:45 Ishani Maitra "Why Take Our Word For It?"
Dilip Ninan Commentary

1:15 Break for lunch

2:30 Ulrich Meyer "Action at a Temporal Distance"
Alex Byrne Commentary

4:00 Drinks

Friday, January 20

9:30 Breakfast

10:00 Heather Logue "Either/Or: disjunctivism for dummies"; [long handout]
Rae Langton Commentary

11:15 Break

11:45 Jennifer McKitrick "Gender Identity Disorder"
Sally Haslanger Commentary

1:15 Break for lunch

2:30 Caspar Hare "A Puzzle About Distant Suffering"
Adam Hosein Commentary

3:45 Conference ends

6:00 Dinner

MIT philosophy
updated: 17 jan 06