Priestfest - A Conference in Honour of Graham Priest  6/12-6/14

Priestfest – A Conference in Honour of Graham Priest 6/12-6/14

For over 35 years, Graham Priest‘s philosophical work has challenged and delighted a variety of audiences. On 12–14 June 2013, at the University of Melbourne, there will be a conference held in honour of this wide-ranging and influential philosopher. Priest’s work spans metaphysics, Buddhist philosophy, logic, philosophy of language, sexual ethics, philosophy of martial arts, history of philosophy, metaphilosophy, some combination of these, etc. This conference will be immediately followed by the annual meeting of the Australasian Association for Logic (15–16 June, same venue).

https://sites.google.com/site/priestfest/

Invited speakers:

  • Ricki Bliss (Kyoto University)
  • Yasuo Deguchi (Kyoto University)
  • Jay Garfield (Smith College)
  • Chris Mortensen (University of Adelaide)
  • Greg Restall (University of Melbourne)

 

Schedule
Wednesday 12 June, morning

  • 9:00–10:30:    Greg Restall, `Preservation, paraconsistency, and the nature of negation’
  • 10:45–11:45:   Hartley Slater, `Towards Being’
  • 12:00–13:00:   Zach Weber, `Generalizing the inclosure schema’
Wednesday 12 June, afternoon
  • 14:30–15:30:    Heidi Howkins Lockwood, `The limits of irrationality’
  • 15:45–16:45:    Elena Ficara, `Negation in dialectic and dialetheism’
  • 17:00–18:30:    Jay Garfield, `The gaps, I mean’
Thursday 13 June, morning
  • 9:30–11:00:      Chris Mortensen, `How many impossible pictures did Escher produce?’
  • 11:15–12:15:    Purushottama Bilimoria, `Did Buddha die of pork-poisoning? God, evil, and immortality (of Nyaya-Vedanta) after Nagarjuna’
Thursday 13 June, afternoon
  • 14:00–15:00:     Simon Varey, `Irony and paradox’
  • 15:15–16:15:     Michael De & Hitoshi Omori, `Dialetheism and expressibility’
  • 16:30–18:00:     Ricki Bliss, `One and many reasons to be suspicious of it’
Friday 14 June, morning
  • 9:30–11:00:      Yasuo Deguchi, `The logic of East Asian negative catuskoti’
  • 11:15–12:15:     Mark Colyvan, `The sorites is a liar’
Friday 14 June, afternoon
  • 14:00–15:00:    Filippo Casati, `Was Heidegger a dialetheist?’
  • 15:15–16:15:    Koji Tanaka, `Inconsistent proof’
  • 16:30–18:00:    Graham Priest, TBA

 

Abstracts should be prepared for blind review and submitted to davewripley@gmail.com in plain text, .rtf, or (preferably) .pdf format on or before 25 March. Please include “Priestfest” in the subject line of your submission email. Authors will be notified about acceptance in early April.

This conference will be immediately followed by the annual meeting of the Australasian Association for Logic (15–16 June, same venue); abstracts that fit both events will be considered for both, unless otherwise specified.

We aim to create a conference with a diverse group of topics and presenters. As such, we strongly encourage submissions from members of groups that are underrepresented in academic philosophy, as well as authors working on underexplored issues.
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