Tuesday Message Board

Use for any announcements about philosophy conferences, events, websites or anything else related to the field.

Regular blogging will return after I clear off the email pile that built up during the APA. It’s down to 36 emails to deal with…

9 Replies to “Tuesday Message Board”

  1. Dear FEWers,

    We apologize for the delay (and for some confusion) concerning the final schedule for FEW 2006. This was caused by an overwhelming response, and also by an email-listing snafu. We had so many submissions and queries about FEW this year, that we will not be able to send personalized emails about it. So, I have created a new master database of FEWers, which (I think) is now complete. If you think you should be on our email list, but you did not receive a message that looks a bit like this post, please email me. The schedule has been posted, along with all of the abstracts and all of the papers. Please read as many of these in advance of the meeting as you can. The idea is to hit the ground running.


    We are encouraging anyone with serious interests in this stuff to attend the meeting. We have a large room this year, so we can accommodate plenty of people. Just let me know if you plan to attend. No registration is necessary. Information about hotels, etc., can be found on the FEW website, at:


    Graduate students who are on the final program will receive $350 for travel costs. There will probably not be much money left over for other graduate students. But, interested graduate students should send me a query just in case. Also, graduate students should contact me about housing. Many of you will be able to find a place to stay with some of the Berkeley graduate students.

    Sahotra and I are looking forward to seeing all of you in May!


  2. We’re hosting a conference in Stirling this summer (19th-20th August) on Epistemic Value. Speakers include Berit Brogaard (Missouri), Ward Jones (Rhodes, South Africa), Mark Kaplan (Indiana), Alan Millar (Stirling), Christian Piller (York), Martin Kusch (Cambridge), and Wayne Riggs (Oklahoma). We’ve also got an impressive set of commentators lined-up. The conference webpage is under construction, but all the basics are there—click here.

  3. I’d just like to draw people’s attention to the fact that a 2-year Research Fellowship is available at the Centre for Metaphysics and Mind, based at the University of Leeds, UK.

    Research interests in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, philosophy of logic, philosophy of mathematics or epistemology are desirable. Areas of general research interest should include metaphysics, although research specialisation in this area is not essential. You will be expected to make a substantial contribution to the research life of the Department.

    You will have completed, or be close to completing, a doctorate in Philosophy, and will be able to provide evidence of excellent research potential. The post is open to candidates who already hold a postdoctoral award. Further details here

  4. I would like to announce that the Philosophy Department at the University of Rochester will be hosting our Fourth Biennial Rochester Graduate Epistemology Conference. The conference will be held on October 20th and 21st, 2006, and NYU professor James Pryor will be the keynote speaker.

    Information concerning the conference, including the call for papers, is available here:

  5. The Rutgers Institute for Law and Philosophy’s next annual conference will take place from May 21st to May 23rd in Philadelphia, and will be on the topic: “Boundaries of Rights and Responsibilities in Morality and Law.” There will be a keynote address on the evening of May 21st by Rutgers’s own James Griffin, formerly White’s Professor of Moral Philosophy at Oxford, and the subsequent two days will feature discussion of papers by leading legal and moral philosophers from around the world.

    Details, including how to register, are posted here:

    We hope to see you there!

  6. I’d just like to announce the sad news of the sudden death of Professor Terence McLaughlin of London University’s Institue Of Education philosophy department. He was supervising my PhD on vagueness in educational assessment and was the epitome of what a great teacher and learned friend should be. His influence at the Institute was enormous and since arriving there from Cambridge University he had made philosophy of education a thriving and relevant discipline. London University’s Institute of Education is the contact if anyone has enquiries about this terribly sad news.

  7. Two days ago the philosopher Malcom Kendall Smith was sentenced to eight months imprisonment.

    Malcolm Kendall Smith was a doctor in the RAF and holds a Ph.D in philosophy ( his dissertation was on Kant). He was just sentenced to eight months imprisonment because he refused to participate in the Iraq war, which he argued was illegal. Messages of support can be sent here: justin@roselaw.co.uk.

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