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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.

with comments by

Moisés Macías-Bustos



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?

with comments by

Kristopher Phillips



8:30am-9:30am PST · Mar 20 · Plato Room

August 21, 2021

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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"

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zoom schedule

David Gottlieb

That’s just like your opinion man: defending the fact-opinion distinction

Philosophers HATE this one weird piece of grade-school metaphysics. It's not exclusive, it's not exhaustive, and it just might be destroying civilization: the fact-opinion distinction. But what if we reinterpreted it as a pragmatic device for managing the norms of conversations?

10:30 AM · Aug 21 · Zoom Room A


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



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 PST · Mar 20, 2021 · Plato Room


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 B


1:00pm-3:00pm PDT


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