Persistence of Goodness: A Celebration of Katherine Hawley

June 28, 2021 - June 29, 2021

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Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Cambridge University
University of Alabama, Birmingham
University of St. Andrews
Indiana University, Bloomington
Northwestern University
Washington and Lee University
Queen's University
University of Virginia
University of Notre Dame
Australian Catholic University
Umeå University


University of Virginia

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A workshop in remembrance and celebration of the late Katherine Hawley, her wide range of research interests, and the scope of her generous mentorship. The detailed schedule is as follows:

Monday June 28

9-9:30am (US East Coast)/2-2:30pm (UK) - Opening remarks

Simon Prosser (St. Andrews)

Elizabeth Barnes (University of Virginia)

9:30-10:30am/2:30-3:30pm - Session 1: Causation 

Speaker: Caroline Torpe Touberg (Umea University)

Commentator: Karen Bennett (Rutgers University) 

Chair: Catarina Dutilh Novaes (VU Amsterdam)

10:30-10:45am/3:30-3:45 - Break

10:45-11:45am/3:45-4:45pm - Session 2: Social Metaphysics

Speaker:  Jade Fletcher (New College of the Humanities)

Commentator: Gillian Russell (Dianola Institute, Australian Catholic University)

Chair: Anna Sofia Maurin (Gothenburg) 

11:45-12:00pm/4:45-5pm - Break

12:00-1pm/5-6pm - Session 3: Metaphysics 

Speaker: Vera Flocke (Indiana University) 

Commentator: Daniel Nolan (Notre Dame)

Chair: Jennifer Wang (Simon Fraser)

Tuesday June 29

9-10am (US East Coast)/2-3pm (UK) - Session 1: Philosophy of Science

Speaker: Lindsay Brainard (University of Alabama)

Commentator: Alexander Bird (Cambridge) 

Chair: Ruth Boeker (University College Dublin)

10-11am/3-4pm - Session 2: Epistemology of Trust

Speaker: Meena Krishnamurthy (Queen’s University)

Commentator: Sandy Goldberg (Northwestern)

Chair: Robbie Williams (Leeds)

11:00-11:15am/4-4:15pm Break

11:15am-12:15pm/4:15-5:15pm - Session 3: Metaphysics

Speaker: Li Kang (Washington and Lee University) 

Commentator: Trenton Merricks (University of Virginia) 

Chair: Maegan Fairchild (University of Michigan) 

12:15-1:00/5:15-6pm: Open forum for remembrance 

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