The Philosophy of David Papineau Conference, Oct 20th-21st in London

The Philosophy of David Papineau Conference, Oct 20th-21st in London

A conference to celebrate the work of David Papineau (Visiting Presidential Professor, Spring Semesters) will take place in London on October 20th-21st.

The program (copied below) features CUNY Philosophy Professor Michael Devitt and alumna Ellen Fridland among the colleagues, former students, and admirers who will present and chair talks on Papineau’s work and areas of research (including “philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and naturalism”).


9:30 – 10:30
Tim Crane
‘How Things Look: Papineau on Perceptual Experience
Chair: ​Alexander Bird
Michael Devitt
‘Biological Essentialism: A Response to Godman and Papineau’
Chair: ​Marion Godman
10:30 – 11:30
Nick Shea
​’Descriptive, directive and suppositional representations for spatial navigation’
Chair: Robyn Waller
Kati Farkas
‘Do We Need Knowledge?’
ChairPatrick Butlin
11:30 – 11:45
Panel: Race, Death and Pathology
Anneli Jefferson, Marcela Herdova, Marion Godman, Laura Duhau
Chair​: Uwe Peters
Panel: Truth, Success and Reason
Max Kolbel, Leandro di Brasi, Antonio Zilhao
Chair​: Henry Taylor
12:45 – 2:15
2:15 – 3:15
Michael Tye
‘Is There Really a Causal Problem for Property Dualism?’
Chair: ​Phillip Goff
Stathis Psillos
‘Laws and Powers in the Frame of Nature’
​: John Worrall
3:15 – 4:15
Tim Lewens
‘Science and Values: Options for the Epistemic Externalist’
Chair: ​David Spurrett
Phyllis Illari
​’Who’s Afraid of Mechanisms?’
Chair​Totte Harinen
4:15 – 4:30
4:30 – 5:30
Helen Beebee
‘Assumptions and Intuitions in Philosophy’
Chair: ​Emma Bullock
Panel: The Mind
Richard Menary, Finn Spicer, Sarah Sawyer
Chair​: Daniel Kostic
5:30 – 6:30
London Panel
Jo Wolff, Tim Crane, MM McCabe, Maria Rosa Antognazza, Barry Smith

Chair: ​David Papineau
James Ladyman
Chair: Ellen Fridland
6:30 – 7:30
Wine Reception
​at the Institute of Philosophy


The organizers thank the following organizations for their support: