17th Annual Pitt-CMU Graduate Student Philosophy Conference

March 20, 2015 - March 21, 2015
Department of Philosophy, Carnegie Mellon University

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh 15213
United States

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  • University of Pittsburgh, Department of Philosophy
  • University of Pittsburgh, Department of History & Philosophy of Science
  • University of Pittsburgh, Center for Philosophy of Science
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Philosophy

Keynote speakers:

Cristina Bicchieri
University of Pennsylvania
University of California, Irvine

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Topic: "Varieties of Rationality"

Rationality has a central place in areas as diverse as ethics, decision theory, philosophy of science, philosophy of action, epistemology, philosophy of mind, and feminist philosophy. The idea has also been of paramount importance to a variety of figures throughout the history of philosophy, including Aristotle, Aquinas, Leibniz, Kant, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Weber, Habermas, Wittgenstein, and Kuhn, to name just a few. What is it to be rational? Is there a formal model for the behavior of rational agents? Is rationality an individual or a collective notion? This conference aims to explore the varieties of rationality at play within philosophy, their connections, and their differences. 

Please note:

  • All submissions must be prepared for blind review. The paper must have no identifying information and must include an abstract of no more than 250 words. 
  • Submitted papers must be no more than 4500 words in length. 
  • Submitted papers must be received as .doc, .docx, or .pdf files by January 11, 2015.
  • Accepted papers will be announced at the beginning of February 2015.

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All questions may be directed to: PittCMUConference@gmail.com

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