2016 | 2017
Issue No. 1 | Volume CXVII
The 109th Presidential Address
The Unity of Unconsciousness
Monday, 3 October 2016
17.30 - 19.15*
London WC13 7HU
As the first talk for the 2016/17 Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, this year's Presidential Address marks the official inauguration of Professor Tim Crane (University of Cambridge) as the 109th President of the Aristotelian Society. The Society's President is elected on the basis of lifelong, exemplary work in philosophy. Please visit our Council page for further information regarding the Society's past presidents.
The 109th Presidential Address will be chaired by Susan James (Birkbeck) - 108th President of the Aristotelian Society.
Following the Presidential Address, the Society will be hosting a wine and canape reception in the Grand Lobby of Chancellor's Hall. Please scroll down for further information.
Tim Crane is Knightbridge Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge. Before coming to Cambridge in 2009 he taught at UCL for twenty years and founded the Institute of Philosophy in the University of London in 2005. He is the philosophy editor of the TLS and general editor of the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Crane is the author of a number of books, including The Mechanical Mind (1995, 3rd edition 2016), Elements of Mind (2001), The Objects of Thought (2013) and Aspects of Psychologism (2014). He has defended a conception of the mind which rejects both scientistic reductionism and the idea that philosophy of mind should be insulated from science, and he has argued that intentionality — the mind’s direction on its objects, or its representational power — is the essential feature of the mind.
Senate House - University of London
Meeting Times - 17.30 to 19.15
The Society’s philosophy talks take place every fortnight on Mondays throughout the academic year. Each talk starts at 17.30 and lasts for approximately an hour. The remainder of the time is dedicated to discussion, which ends at 19.15. The Presidential Address will be immediately followed by a wine and canape reception in the Grand Lobby of Chancellor's Hall.
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