mcdowell conference
  Conference Theme      
This one day conference/workshop at the University of Kent takes the occasion of the publication of Richard Gaskin's Experience and World's Own Language (OUP) as an opportunity to assess the work of John McDowell. McDowell is one of the most influential of contemporary philosophers and this workshop discusses his later work, from Mind and World (Harvard UP) to the Woodbridge lectures, focusing on his metaphysics, epistemology and philosophy of language.
Conference Schedule

9:00-9:30 Registration opens, coffee

9:30-10:15 Paper 1: Alan Thomas (Kent) 'Perceptual Presence and Imagination'

10:15-10:30 Respondent: Laurence Goldstein (Kent)

10:30-11:00 Discussion of Paper 1

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break (cost included in registration)

11:15-12 Paper 2: David Bain (Glasgow) 'McDowell on Self-knowledge'

12-12:15 Respondent: Alan Thomas (Kent)

12:15-12:45 Discussion of Paper 2

12:45-2:00 Lunch on campus (delegates to make own arrangements)

2:00-2:45 Paper 3: Adrian Haddock (Stirling) 'McDowell on Transcendental Idealism'

2:45-3:00 Respondent: Simon Kichin (Kent)      

3:00-3:30 Discussion of Paper 3


3:30-3:45 Coffee Break (cost included in registration)

  3:45-4:30 Paper 4: Michael Morris (Sussex) 'The Question of Idealism'
  4:30-4:45 Respondent: Ken Westphal (Kent)
  4:45-5:15 Discussion of Paper 4 

  5:15-6:00 Keynote Speaker: Richard Gaskin (Liverpool) 'Realism and the Picture Theory of Meaning'

  6:00-6:30 Discussion of keynote address.
Venue tbc. 7:00 Conference Dinner, city centre restaurant. (Not included in cost of registration.)      
Conference Venue
  The conference will be held in the Symposium room of Kent Business School.      
  The Business School is a department of the University of Kent. On the campus map here      
  the School is marked as building H1.      
Conference Registration
  Registration opens on the day from 9:00 a.m. but you can register in advance by post. Send a cheque payable to "Unikent" to Ms Miriam Waters, Department of Philosophy, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF. The cost is 15 GBP, 5 GBP for postgraduate students. The workshop is free to all staff and students at the University of Kent. Please note, however, that the advertised refreshements are for paying delegates only.      
Additional Information
  How to travel to Kent - details here.      
  Local Accommodation - details here.      
  Any further queries? E-mail a (dot) p (dot) thomas (at) kent (dot) ac (dot) uk      
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