Indian and Analytic Approaches to Similarity

August 4, 2022 - 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.

Schedule of Speakers (all times are Singapore local, UTC+8)

August 4, 2022
9:10 AM: Anand Vaidya, "Similarity: An Independent Category of Reality, Only Knowable Through an Independent Source of Knowledge"
10:20 AM: Roy W. Perrett, "The Reflexivity of Resemblance"
11:30 AM: Dan Marshall, "A Moderate Theory of Objective Resemblance"
2:30 PM: Karin Enflo, "Dissimilar Similarities"
4:00 PM: Ben Blumson, "Similarity and Subjectivity"

August 5, 2022
9:10 AM: Maya Eddon, "On Not Having Mass"
10:20 AM: Mahrad Almotahari and Nick Treanor, "On the Very Idea of an Elite Conceptual Scheme"
2:30 PM: Malcolm Keating, "The Nature of Resemblance in Kumārila Bhaṭṭa"
4:00 PM: Nina Poth, "Unifying Psychological Similarity"

Abstract submission deadline: 1 June 2022

Response date: 8 June 2022

Workshop dates: Thursday/Friday 4th and 5th August 2022 (Singapore time, UTC+8)

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August 3, 2022, 8:00pm SGT

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