Post APA: Sessions I Saw

I wound up attending quite a few sessions at the APA this year, so I thought I’d take an opportunity to recap what I saw before I forget too much of what went on. I hope to have a couple of posts about some of the things that really grabbed my attention/interest from the talks I saw, but for now, here is a list of the talks I made it to. As always, some talks I wanted to see were scheduled at conflicting times, and sometimes the practical necessities of getting a meal prevented me from attending as many sessions as I’d have liked to:

Monday
• International Berkeley Society: Session Commemorating the 300th Anniversary of the Publication of the New Theory of Vision
Kenneth Winkler: “The First Person in Vision”
Martha Brandt-Bolton: “Is the Doctrine of Visual Language Integral to Berkeley’s Theory of Vision?”
• Symposium: Affective Language and Truth-conditional Semantics
Elisabeth Camp: “Presupposition, Complicity, and Literal and Figurative Insults”
• Colloquium: Epistemology
Kay Mathiesen: “Groups as Epistemic Agents”
Julianne Chung: “Hope, Intuition, and Inference”
• Hume Society: Scepticism with Regard to the Senses
Angela Coventry:*
Don Ainslie: “Hume’s Phenomenology of Sensory Experience”

Tuesday
•Colloquium: Expressing Truth
Fritz McDonald: “Minimalism and Expressivism”
Clayton Littlejohn: “Truth and Warrented Assertion”
•Colloquium: Perception
Berit Brogard: “An Alternative to Color Relationalism”
James Genone: “How to be a Direct Realist”
•Collloquium: Stuff
Charlie Tanksley: “Masses and Four-Dimensionalism”

Wednesday
•Symposium: Epistemology
Malte Willer: “New Dynamics for Epistemic Modality”
•Colloquium: Metaphysics of Mind
Paul Audi: “Three Types of Antireductionism”

*I don’t recall the title of Angela’s talk, but it was about Treatise 1.4.2, ‘Scepticism with regard to the Senses’

2 Responses to Post APA: Sessions I Saw

  1. Kenny says:

    Awesome. We'll have to talk about the Berkeley session when we get back. I'm especially interested in the Bolton talk.

  2. Lewis Powell says:

    Yeah, I have a note to tell you that you might want to e-mail her for a copy of the paper, given your interests.

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