Stephen Harrop


From negative facts to the PSR

I'll try and convince you that, if you believe in negative facts, you should believe in the Principle of Sufficient Reason.

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8:30am-9:30am PDT · Aug 21 · Zoom Room B


Neal Hebert


“Metaphysics of Movement: Professional Wrestling as Paradigm for the Globalization of Style in Dance as a Mass Art”

What if professional wrestling could resolve a problem in dance metaphysics that has troubled scholars since the 1970s?

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8:30am-9:30am PDT · Aug 21 · Zoom Room A

August 21, 2021

this but unironically:
philosophical hot takes



In this second installment of hot takes, six folks from Philosophy Twitter will make their best case for an unpopular and (too-)easily dismissed philosophical view. 



8:30am-9:30am PDT





10:30am-11:30am PDT

"coffee hour"


Wesley Geyer

10:00am-11:00am PST

Medicine, Magic and Men in Tights: How internal logic separates good and bad faith actors

Following Appiah’s Cosmopolitanism (2006) and Broadbent’s Medical Cosmopolitanism (2018), I argue that, in the context of the philosophy of medicine there is a lot to be learned from social performative acts such as stage magic, professional wrestling and pantomime.

10:30 AM · Aug 21 · Zoom Room A

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10:30 AM · Aug 21 · Zoom Room B


Michael Tofte

Fasting the Delicacy of War? The Socratic Introduction of War into the Republic’s Peaceful Origins

Warfare in Republic Book II rests on unexamined assumptions with critical implications for Plato's project (as political constitution or ethical heuristic). Socrates acts as a poor epistemic agent; his argument is susceptible to criticism in his move from pacifistic polis to war.

10:30 AM · Aug 21 · Zoom Room C


1:00pm-3:00pm PDT




Jeremy Pober

Psychophysical Identity Theory

I propose a variety of mind-brain type-identity theory (inspired by, but distinct from, the work of David Lewis and Jaegwon Kim) and defend it against the common criticisms levelled by non-reductive physicalists, especially the criticism issuing from multiple realizability.

1:00pm-3:00pm PDT · Aug 21, 2021 · Zoom Room A

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