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