CFP: The Third Taiwan Metaphysics Colloquium (TMC 2017) -- Workshop on Donald Davidson’s philosophy

Submission deadline: July 31, 2017

Conference date(s):
November 10, 2017 - November 11, 2017

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University
Taipei, Taiwan

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We are pleased to invite you to submit an abstract of a contributed talk to TMC 2017.

Deadline of the submission: 31 July, 2017

Notification of accepted contributed talk: 10 August, 2017

First announcement of the Program: 15 October, 2017


It is beyond any reasonable doubt that Donald Davidson has a remarkable influence on contemporary philosophy in a variety of fields, especially in the philosophy of language, the philosophy of mind, theory of action, theory of meaning, to mention a few. As it happens, this year, 2017, is the centenary anniversary of his birth. To celebrate his great contribution, we are now organizing a workshop on his philosophy, as the core of the Third Taiwan Metaphysics Colloquium (TMC 2017).

All researchers working on various aspects of Davidson’s philosophy are welcome to present their current research at the workshop. To make this workshop more rewording, we have also invited some distinguished philosophers; some of them are renowned Davidsonian specialists:


  • Jennifer Hornsby (Birkbeck College, London University, UK)
  • Pascal Engel (École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) -- School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, France)


  • Derek Baker (Lingnan University, Hong Kong)
  • Robert Myers, (York University, Canada)
  • Neil Sinhababu (National University Singapore, Singapore)
  • Rowland Stout (University College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Claudine Verheggen (York University, Canada)
  • Wan-Chun Fang (Sinica Academia, Taiwan)


All researchers working on various aspects of Davidson’s philosophy are cordially invited to submit their abstracts by 31 July, 2017. Authors should submit an (extended) abstract about one page but no more than four pages (A4 size, single space). Each submission will be reviewed. Abstracts must be submitted as PDF files and sent to

  • Chun-Ping Yen []
  • S. C.-M. Yang []


As it happens, there are two recent publications on Davidson’s philosophy by our invited speakers:

  • Robert H. Myers & Claudine Verheggen. 2016. Donald Davidson’s Triangulation Argument: A Philosophical Inquiry. London: Routledge. (Organizer: Wai-Chun Leong [])
  • Neil Sinhababu. Forthcoming. Humean Nature: How Desire Explains Action, Thought, and Feeling. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Organizer: Chun-Ping Yen)

The organizing committee intends to organize book symposiums on each book as two special sessions of the workshop, if possible. Any critical review or comments on these two books are welcome. Please contact the organizers, respectively.


Just like TPLC-series, TMC-series intends to provide a forum for philosophers, typically for scholars in Asian area and local scholars, to exchange their research results and/or ongoing ideas of originality. We are planning to publish a post-conference proceedings for the workshop as a volume of the LIAA-series by Springer, or some other venue. All authors of papers presented at the joint conference will be encouraged to submit a full length paper, and the deadline of the submission of full-length manuscripts will be around the end of February 2018. All papers submitted will be refereed to high journal standards, and acceptance as a presentation is no guarantee that the post-conference paper will be published. Detailed information about the submission of full length papers will be announced later. [In case your abstract is merely, or mainly, based on some of your previous work which has been submitted to some journal/collection for consideration, we would be most grateful if you could possibly note this explicitly when you send us your abstract.]


Free accommodation and travel awards for students and young researchers have been made available by the organizing committee. In some cases full compensation of expenses is possible. The details, including general information about the awards and the instructions of application, will be announced later on the website. The deadline for travel award applications is 31 August, 2017. However, it is strongly recommended that as long as you have the intention of submitting an abstract, please send us a note at your convenience: the earlier we get your note the easier we can make hotel-room preservation for you.


  • Derek Baker (Lingnan University)
  • D.-M. Deng (National Taiwan University)
  • Chung-I Lin (National Chengchi University)
  • Wai Chun Leong (Macau University of Science and Technology)
  • Rong-Lin Wang. (National Taiwan University)
  • Syraya Chin-Mu Yang (Chair, National Taiwan University)


  • Chun-Ping Yen []
  • Syraya Chin-Mu Yang []

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