Indian and Analytic Approaches to Similarity

August 5, 2022

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National University of Singapore
Yale-NUS College


National University of Singapore
Yale-NUS College

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The nature of similarity (or resemblance) and our epistemic access to it have been important topics in both the analytic and Indian philosophical traditions. This workshop aims to bring together philosophers across these traditions working on related questions. Topics might include:

·      Whether similarity facts are fundamental or not

·      The relationship between universals and resemblance

·      Whether similarity is objective, subjective, or some combination

·      How similarity facts are known, if they can be

·      What the nature of similarity entails for analogical reasoning and/or metaphor

·      The relationship between representation and resemblance

The workshop will take place on a single day by Zoom. Interested speakers should prepare an anonymized abstract of approximately 250 words for review via Jotforms at abstract itself should not include any identifying information, but do include a separate PDF attachment with the author’s name, paper title, academic affiliation, and email address. Those selected should be prepared to give a 30-minute talk to be followed by 20 minutes of discussion.

Please note that the deadline has been extended and conference date moved to August 2022.

Abstract submission deadline: 1 June 2022

Response date: 8 June 2022

Workshop date: Friday 5 August 2022 (Singapore time, UTC+8)

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