The Seas of Michael Dummett

A workshop organized by Bilkent University
Department of Philosophy
Date: September 27-28, 2012
PLACE: G BLDG, ROOM 160

Keynote Speaker
Anita Avramides
Reader in Philosophy of Mind, University of Oxford
Southover Manor Trust Fellow in Philosophy, St. Hilda’s College

Goal
As one of most original and profound analytic philosophers that ever lived, Sir Michael Dummett (1925-2011) has written extensively on philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of logic, philosophy of language, and metaphysics. He is especially celebrated for his work on the realism/anti-realism debate. Dummett has also written on immigration law, Roman Catholic doctrine, and the history of the tarot. The keynote speech and contributed talks of this workshop will focus on Dummett’s legacy in depth, with plenty of time for discussion.

THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER
09:40 – 10:30 Lars Vinx (Bilkent University) Michael Dummett’s Defense of the Borda Count: A Normative Analysis
10:40 – 11:30 Sandy Berkovski (Bilkent University) Tolerant Reductionism
11:40 – 12:30 Sandrine Berges (Bilkent University) Hands-on Tarot Learning Session (Part I)
12:30 – 14:40 INTERMISSION
14:40 – 15:30 Simon Wigley (Bilkent University) Migration and Global Justice
15:40 – 16:30 David Grünberg (Middle East Technical University) Towards a Convergence Theory of Truth
16:40 – 17:30 GENERAL DISCUSSION ON TODAY’S TALKS

FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER
09:40 – 11:30 Anita Avramides (Oxford University) In Defence of the Social Character of Meaning (Keynote Address)
11:40 – 12:30 Bill Wringe (Bilkent University) A Bearable Lightness of Being? Dummett and Others on Mathematical Platonism
12:30 – 14:40 INTERMISSION
14:40 – 15:30 Sandrine Berges (Bilkent University) Hands-on Tarot Learning Session (Part II)
15:40 – 16:30 István Aranyosi (Bilkent University) In Defense of Dummett on Backwards Causation
16:40 – 17:30 GENERAL DISCUSSION ON TODAY’S TALKS

 
 

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