Buffalo Annual Experimental Philosophy Conference 2017

August 18, 2017 - August 19, 2017
Department of Philosophy, University at Buffalo

Embassy Suites, 2nd Floor Conference Rooms
200 Delaware Ave
Buffalo 14202
United States

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  • Marvin Farber Memorial Fund (UB)
  • William Baumer Memorial Fund (UB)
  • Peter Hare Memorial Fund (UB)
  • George Hourani Memorial Fund (UB)


Tania Lombrozo
University of California, Berkeley

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Conference dates: Fri., Aug. 18 – Sat., Aug. 19, 2017

Conference Venue: Embassy Suites Buffalo, 200 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, New York, 14202, United States, 716-842-1000 (http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/embassy-suites-buffalo-BUFESES/index.html)

Keynote Speaker
Tania Lombrozo (http://psychology.berkeley.edu/people/tania-lombrozo) is Associate Professor of Psychology and director of the Concepts and Cognition Lab (http://cognition.berkeley.edu/) at the University of California, Berkeley. She investigates the cognitive psychology of explanation and understanding, as well as how we think about and represent fundamental concepts such as causation, function, and moral status. Current research in her lab is focused on such topics as why we prefer the types of explanations we do, how we reason about the probability of claims and the role evaluative judgments play in such reasoning, and how differences in conceptualizing particular entities affects how we think about its moral status. 

Paper Submissions
We invite submissions for paper presentations on any topic pertaining to experimental philosophy. Submissions can report new experimental results or contribute to broader philosophical or methodological debates over existing or possible results. Both XPhi-friendly and XPhi-critical papers are welcomed. We prefer to receive complete papers, but we will also accept extended abstracts. Participants who give paper presentations will be given 50 minute sessions within which to present their research and to respond to questions. Speakers are encouraged to allow at least 15 min. for Q&A. Speakers are also strongly encouraged to talk through their papers rather than read them verbatim. Submissions should be sent to [email protected].

Poster Submissions
We invite submissions for poster presentations on any topic pertaining to experimental philosophy. For poster submissions, please submit an extended abstract. Submissions should be sent to [email protected].

The conference registration fee will be $75 for faculty and $50 for graduate students, post-docs, and independent scholars. Registration will take place at the conference. 

Submission Deadline
Submissions should be sent via email to [email protected] no later than May 15, 2017.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Embassy Suites Buffalo on Delaware Avenue, which is also the conference venue (http://embassysuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/embassy-suites-by-hilton-buffalo-BUFESES/index.html). The rooms are available at a reduced rate for conference attendees and reservations must be made by July 31, 2017. 

For those who are interested, a sightseeing trip to visit Niagara Falls (https://www.niagarafallsstatepark.com/) will take place on the morning of Sun., Aug. 20.

Organizers: Robert Kelly and James Beebe (Experimental Epistemology Research Group, University at Buffalo). The event is sponsored by the Marvin Farber Memorial Fund, the George Hourani Memorial Fund, the Peter Hare Memorial Fund, and the William Baumer Memorial Fund at the Dept. of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo (SUNY).

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