Themes from the work of Mark Eli Kalderon

July 2, 2022 - July 3, 2022
Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick

MB0.07 (Maths)
United Kingdom


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There will be a 2-day conference on Themes from the work of Mark Eli Kalderon at the University of Warwick. Below you can find more information on the provisional schedule, the work of Prof Kalderon and hence the topics that may be covered, and how to register your attendance.

Saturday July 2 

9.30am                        Welcome 

10am–11.30am           ‘On the Homeric Roots of Intentionality’, Mark Kalderon (UCL) 

11.30am–12noon       Coffee 

12noon–1.30pm         ‘Partiality and perception’, Giulia Martina (Turin) 

1.30pm–2.30pm         Lunch 

2.30pm–4pm              ‘Aristotle on having reason strictly speaking’, Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi                                  (UCL) 

4pm–4.30pm              Coffee 

4.30pm–6pm              'Le Psychologue Malgré Lui', Charles Travis (Porto) 

Sunday July 3 

9.30am                        Welcome 

10am–11.30am          'Perceptual activity and the state of wakefulness', Thomas Crowther (Warwick)  

11.30–12noon            Coffee 

12noon–1.30pm         Kalderon’s Puzzle Solved’, Vivian Mizrahi (Geneva) 

1.30pm–2.30pm         Lunch 

2.30pm–4pm              ”Illumination fading away in outer darkness”: Revisiting Russellian  Psychology, M. G. F. Martin (Oxford/Berkeley) 

The work of Mark Eli Kalderon

Mark Eli Kalderon is professor of philosophy at UCL and former editor of the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society. While his most recent research has been focused on the metaphysics of sense and sensibilia, it draws upon – and has implications for – a breadth of philosophical approaches and topics, not least due to, for example, Prof Kalderon’s own interest in ancient and scholastic theories of perception. His books include Sympathy in Perception, Form without Matter: Empedocles and Aristotle on Color Perception, andMoral Fictionalism.

In Prof Kalderon’s Sympathy in Perception, insights from ancient, phenomenological, analytic, and empirical sources are woven together into a rich and ambitious elaboration and defence of a naïve realist theory of perception. Kalderon develops the view by revisiting and transforming explanatory concepts from the pre-modern era, aiming to ‘contribute to, if not indeed effect, a Kuhnian revolution’ in philosophy of perception.


We intend to hold the conference in-person at the University of Warwick, but places are limited. If you would like to attend, we ask that you email the organisers – Guy Longworth and Jack Shardlow – at [email protected] to register, simply using ‘Kalderon attendance’ as the subject of the email. Since there are limited places, we will be operating on a ‘first-come-first-served’ basis, so please do register your interest right away.

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