“Corroborative evidence” Abstract: Corroborative evidence has two probative effects: a primary effect by which it offers direct evidence for some claim, and a secondary effect by which it bolsters the probative value of some other piece of evidence.
“Belief and Meaning in Constitutional Interpretation” 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm *UH 316* Please email our series coordinator, email@example.com if you would like to read the paper before the talk.
“Mathematical Pluralism, Disagreement and Translation” Abstract: It’s fairly easy to find philosophers and mathematicians (especially mathematicians) who are “of course” pluralists, i.e., who will say “Of course mathematical pluralism is true”.
The Department of Philosophy welcomes, the 2016-2017 Bertrand Russell Visiting Professor, Dr. Erich Reck.
This new program directed by Dr. Claudia Emerson and based in the Department of Philosophy uses cutting-edge research and on-the-ground knowledge to analyse ethics involving global health and development.
Sessional Faculty Postings for Spring/Summer 2016 The Department of Philosophy welcomes applications for two 2016 Spring/Summer Sessional Positions
“Democratic legitimacy and human capacities” Abstract: A justificatory argument, in the form of the civic education provided to potential future citizens, explains what democracy is good for in material and moral terms…
“Rehabilitating Scientific Objectivity” Abstract: The history of the concept of objectivity reveals locations for its constructive evolution and rehabilitation. It became associated with science as an element of communication and the sharing of experience…
“Hartian Jurisprudence Beyond the State: The argumentative conception of validity and officialdom” Abstract: This paper is a modest contribution to the debate about the possibility of analytical jurisprudence beyond the state….
“Logical Vice” Abstract: How do we choose the best logic? On one approach we should do it by evaluating rival logics for various theoretical virtues and vices. This talk looks at what kinds of things might count as virtues…