idk who needs to hear this, but...
 

January 30, 2021

In our debut workshop, six folks from Philosophy Twitter will teach us about a philosopher or philosophical tradition that most of us (probably) don't know –– but should. 

idk who needs to hear this, but...
 

January 30, 2021

In our debut workshop, six folks from Philosophy Twitter will teach us about a philosopher or philosophical tradition that most of us (probably) don't know –– but should. 

workshop  schedule
 
 
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@shengokai

Johnathan Flowers

Mono no Aware as humane action

Using Motoori Norinaga's theory of Mono no Aware, I claim that understanding the "aware" of experience allows us to better act humanely to one another. Through understanding the "aware" of another person's experience, we can come to understand what a humane response should be.

with comments by

@agholdier

A.G. Holdier

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8:00am-9:00am PST · Jan 30 · Zoom Room A

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@R_A_Katz

Rachel Katz

Funding the future? Trust and transparency on new crowdfunding platforms for research projects

Crowdfunding platforms tailored to academic research are both exciting and ethically questionable. In this presentation, I explore the historical precedent for this type of research funding and argues that some ethical issues with these sites should not be ignored.

@Whebblewhite

William Hebblewhite

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8:00am-9:00am PST · Jan 30 · Zoom Room B

1

8:00am-9:00am PST

"apa-style"
sessions

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Philip Schwarz

Encountering Reality: Helen Wodehouse in the Context of Contemporary Anti-Representationalism

I present the epistemology of Helen Wodehouse (1880-1964) and show how her position relates to the one of McDowell's and Putnam's and how it allows for a direct realism of non-empirical objects without an ontology of supernatural objects.

10:00am-11:00am PST · Jan 30 · Zoom Room A

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Louis Doulas

Making Sense of Susan Stebbing's Common Sense Realism

I’ll discuss some previously unexplored themes in Susan Stebbing’s (1885-1943) philosophy, namely: her relationship to common sense, metaphysics, and her common sense approach to metaphysics. The picture that emerges is that of a common sense philosopher of the first-order.

10:00am-11:00am PST · Jan 30 · Zoom Room B

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Eduardo Torres

10:00am-11:00am PST

Playing With Monsters: Introducing Character Operators Into the English Language

In his seminal work on demonstratives, David Kaplan (1989) banished monsters from natural language semantics arguing that English does not have them and that they could not be added to it. I claim not only that there are monsters, but that we can introduce them into English.

10:00am-11:00am PST · Jan 30 · Zoom Room C

2

10:00am-11:00am PST

"coffee hour"
sessions

3

1:00pm-3:00pm PST

"colloquium" session

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@MarinaRadifol

M. Folescu

Mary Shepherd on the Role of Proofs in Our Knowledge of the External World

I discuss Mary Shepherd's (1777-1847) arguments against Hume's "skeptical system", meant to restore confidence in our reasoning abilities and scientific practices.

1:00pm-3:00pm PST · Jan 30 · Zoom Room A

join us!
 
Zoom links will be made available via email upon registration. 
We'll also be live streaming on YouTube!
 
Check back here on the day of the workshop for the streaming link, or follow us on Twitter (@CogtweetoSeries) for updates.