The Aristotelian Society

The Aristotelian Society

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2015 Joint Session


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Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Warwick

The Joint Session is a three-day conference in philosophy that is held annually during the summer by the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association. It has taken place at nearly every major university across the United Kingdom and in Ireland. Since 1910, the Joint Session has grown to become the largest gathering of philosophers in the country, attracting prestigious UK and international speakers working in a broad range of philosophical areas. Inaugurated by the incoming President of the Mind Association, the Joint Session includes symposia, open and postgraduate sessions, and a range of satellite conferences.

The 89th Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association will be held at the University of Warwick from 10 to 12 July 2015.

This year’s local organisers are Massimo Renzo (Warwick) & Johannes Roessler (Warwick).

The University of Warwick is a public research university in Coventry, England. It was founded in 1965 as part of a government initiative to expand access to higher education. Warwick consistently ranks in the top ten of all major rankings of British universities and is the only multi-faculty institution aside from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge to have never been ranked outside of the top ten. It is ranked by QS as the world's third best university under 50 years (and first in Europe) and as the world's 13th best university based on employer reputation. It was ranked 7th in the UK amongst multi-faculty institutions for the quality of its research in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.

The Programme





********** Friday, 10 July 2015 **********


12.00 - 17.00

Registration

Science Concourse


13.00 - 14.00

Lunch

Science Concourse


13.00 - 14.00

Aristotelian Society - Executive Committee Meeting

B2.01

Mind Association - Executive Committee Meeting

B2.02


14.30 – 15.00

Aristotelian Society - Annual General Meeting

B2.01

Mind Association - Annual General Meeting

B2.02


15.15 – 16.45

Aristotelian Society & Mind Association - Joint Executive Committee Meeting

B2.02


15.30 – 17.00

Tea & Coffee

Science Concourse


17.00 – 19.00

19.00 – 20.00

Wine Reception, sponsored by Oxford University Press

Courtyard, Social Sciences


20.00 – 21.30

Conference Dinner

Panorama Suite (Rootes Building)


21.30 - 01.00

The Bar

Rootes Building




********** Saturday, 11 July 2015 **********


7.30 – 9.00

Breakfast

Rootes Restaurant


9.00 – 12.00

Registration

Science Concourse


9.00 – 10.45


symposium I - Hegel's critique of Kant's conception of concepts



Karl Ameriks | Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Warwick

Some Persistent Presumptions of Hegelian Anti-Subjectivism

Karl Ameriks (Notre Dame)

Biography | Abstract


Symposium II - The Moral Importance of Admiration


**CANCELLED**



Terence Irwin | Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Warwick

Nil admirari? Uses and abuses of admiration

Terence Irwin (Oxford)

Biography


10.45 – 11.15

Tea & Coffee

Science Concourse


11.15 – 13.00


Symposium III - Columnar Higher-Order Vagueness




Susanne Bobzien  | Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Warwick

Columnar Higher-Order Vagueness Or Vagueness Is Higher-Order Vagueness

Susanne Bobzien (Oxford)

Biography | Abstract

Rosanna Keefe | Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Warwick

Modelling Higher-Order Vagueness: Columns, Borderlines And Boundaries

Rosanna Keefe (Sheffield)

Biography | Abstract

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch

Science Concourse


13.00 - 14.00

Joint Executive Committee Meeting II - Aristotelian Society & the Mind Association

B2.02


14.00 – 16.00

The Postgraduate Session*

Note: The following two postgraduate sessions will run parallel to each other.

Postgraduate Session: Theoretical

L4

Postgraduate Session: Normative

L5


16.00 – 16.30

Tea & Coffee

Science Concourse

Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP) information drop-in session*

B2.01

*An opportunity to find out more about the Society for Women in Philosophy from executive committee member Charlotte Knowles. Membership forms will be available.


16.30 – 18.30

Open Sessions I

Society for Women in Philosophy Session

Locations vary - please check the official Joint Session website for details.


18.45 – 19.45

Dinner

Rootes Restaurant


20.00 – 21.45


Symposium IV - Continuanthood



Bill Brewer | Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | Kings College London

Exclusive Individuals

Bill Brewer (KCL)

Biography | Abstract


21.45 - 01.00

The Bar

Rootes Building




********** Sunday, 12 July 2015 **********


7.30 – 9.00

Breakfast

Rootes Restaurant


09.00 – 10.45



Symposium V - Belief and Degrees of Belief


Hannes Leitgeb | Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Warwick

The Humean Thesis on Belief

Hannes Leitgeb (Munich)

Biography | Abstract

Richard Pettigrew | Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Warwick

Pluralism about Belief States

Richard Pettigrew (Bristol)

Biography | Abstract


10.45 – 11.15

Tea & Coffee

Science Concourse


11.15 – 13.15

Open Sessions II

Locations vary - please check the official Joint Session website for details.


13.15 – 14.30

Lunch

Science Concourse


14.30 – 16.30

Open Sessions III

Locations vary - please check the official Joint Session website for details.


16.30 – 17.00

Tea & Coffee

Science Concourse


16.30 – 17.00

MIND: Meet the New Editors Session*

B2.02

*Adrian Moore and Lucy O’Brien will be jointly taking over the editorship of MIND from October 2015. This is an opportunity to meet them, to hear about their vision for the journal, and to have an informal exchange of ideas about all aspects of the journal.


17.00 – 18.45


Symposium VI - The morality of defensive harm




Helen Frowe | Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and the Mind Association | University of Warwick

Claim Rights, Duties And Lesser-Evil Justifications

Helen Frowe (Stockholm)

Biography | Abstract


19.00 – 20.00

Dinner

Rootes Restaurant


20.00 - 00.00

The Bar

Rootes Building

further info

future joint sessions

LXXXVIX
2015 joint session:
warwick

10 - 12 july 2015

LXXXVX
2016 joint session:
cardiff

8 - 10 july 2016

LXXXVXI
2017 joint session:
Edinburgh

7 - 9 july 2017





supplementary volume

The inaugural address and symposia for the Joint Session are published in the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volume, which is published digitally and in hardcover every June. The Supplementary Volume is sent to subscribing members of the Society in categories 4 and 5.

Members in other categories can purchase the hardcover Supplementary Volume from the Online Shop. Volumes will also be available at the registration desk during the conference.

The hardcover volume is printed in black on an 80gsm white book wove stock accredited by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Binding is in dark blue Arbelave Library Buckram over 2500 micron boards blocked in gold on the spine. This makes for a strong, attractive and durable book with a scuff resistant and wipeable cover.

Subscriptions to the Supplementary Volume also includes online access via Wiley Online Library (please note that one-off purchases of the hardcover volume do not include membership or online access).

Supplementary Volumes

past conferences

lxXxviii
2014 joint session:
Cambridge

11 - 13 july 2014

lxXxvii
2013 joint session:
Exeter

12 - 14 july 2013

lxXxvi
2012 joint session:
stirling

6 - 8 july 2012





subscribing memberships

Subscribing members receive online access to the Proceedings from 2000 to the most current issue.

Subscribing members also receive the bound, hardcover volume of the latest Proceedings through the post.

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