“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 B
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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
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
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
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