A NARROW CROSS-SECTION OF PHILOSOPHY
FROM ACROSS THE WEB
A Philosophy (Pseudo) Conference
Hosted by the Space of Reasons
Monday, April 23rd, 2007
Welcome to the 46th instalment of the Philosopher's Carnival, which takes the form or a philosophy pseudo-conference, showcasing a narrow cross-section of philosophy on the web. A special thank you goes out to Professor Daniel Dennett for his submission, which raises important questions with regards to what constitutes a worthwhile philosophical research program. In the three "presentations" immediately following the "keynote address" (under the heading of METAPHILOSOPHY), two philosophy students and one non-philosopher share their views on the status and role of philosophical theories. We then turn to the heart and soul of the Carnival which features a number of “presentations” that fall under the heading of Language, Epistemology, Metaphysics and Mind (or LEMMINGS). Finally, we top it all off with a sprinkling of ETHICS and a brief IN DISCUSSION section. Enjoy!
Topic: Higher Order Truths about Chmess
Presenter: Daniel C. Dennett
Topic: Theory and Philosophy
Presenter: Peter Schombe
Topic: Thoughts on Theories
Presenter: Adrian Tan
Topic: The Role of Philosophy
Presenter: Quincy Faircloth
Topic: Evidence and Armchair Access.
Topic: A Problem for Externalist?
Presenter: Michael Horton
Topic: Jackson's Mary and Complete Physical Knowledge
Presenter: Ignacio Prado
Topic: Luminosity, Coziness and Borderline Cases
Presenter: Aidan McGlynn
Topic: The Modified Turing Test
Presenter: Christopher Anderson
Topic: Are Causal Facts Observable?
Presenter: Gualtiero Piccinini
Topic: Lewis on Non-Trivial Counterpossibles
Presenter: Joe Salerno
Topic: Infinite Regress and Geisler on Infinite Regress
Presenter: Bryan Norwood
Topic: Libertarian Compatibilism
Presenter: Kenny Pearce
Topic: Arguments for Compatibilism
Presenter: Jeremy Pierce
Topic: Second-Person Reasons and Causally Amorphous Aid.
Presenter: Brian Berkey
Topic: The necessary-condition interpretation of the subjectivity of welfare
Presenter: Michele Loi
Topic: Thom Brooks on “Is Bradley a Retributivist”
Presenter: Thom Brooks
Our Carnival's discussion section features a brief exchange between Jeremy Stangroom and Richard Chappell on what constitutes "brainwashing"?