Graduate Conference: The Legacy of Donald Davidson
4700 Keele St
Toronto M3J 1P3
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In 2017 it will be 100 years since the birth of Donald Davidson (1917-2003), one of the most prominent philosophers of the twentieth century. The graduate students in the Department of Philosophy at York University (Toronto) are organizing a graduate conference in celebration of his thoroughly systematic and deeply original work, whose influence on, and relevance for, current ways of addressing many philosophical questions, including questions about action, knowledge, language, mind, reasons, and so on, would be hard to overstate.
Thursday (27 April)
Coffee & registration
Claudine Verheggen (York University):
The Continuity of Davidson’s Thought
Devin Curry (University of Pennsylvania):
Davidson’s Theory of Mind is Normative. Should it be?
Commentator: Ben Winokur
Pedro Abreu (New University of Lisbon &
The Nova Institute of Philosophy):
The Constitutive Interpretability of Thoughts and Meanings:
A Defense Against Two Objections
Commentator: Olivia Sultanescu
Quitterie Gounot (Cornell University):
Why should I care about the person I want to become?
Reasons Internalists and Proleptic Reasons
Commentator: Alex Leferman
Bjørn Ramberg (University of Oslo):
On Davidson’s Dynamic Conception of Content
Friday (28 April)
Robert Myers (York University):
Holism in Action
Griffin Klemick (University of Toronto):
Davidson’s Promise for Metaethical Naturalism
Commentator: David Rocheleau-Houle
Nathan Howard (University of Southern California):
Buck-Passing and the Quasi-Davidsonian
Conception of Normative Reasons
Commentator: Sam Steadman
Sarah Stroud (McGill University):
Irrationality and Inconsistency, or, How is Self-Deception Possible?
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