Reminder: Constructing the World, Author Meets Critics Workshop with David Chalmers, 24-26 May, Bonn Germany
- Constructing the World: Author Meets Critics Workshop with David ChalmersMay 24-26, 2013Poppelsdorfer CastleUniversity of BonnThe Emmy Noether research group "Understanding and the A Priori" is hosting an author-meets-critics workshop with David Chalmers to critically discuss themes from his new book, "Constructing the World" (Oxford University Press 2012). The book concerns "scrutability," the thesis that all the truths about the world can, in principle, be known on the basis of knowledge of just a limited class of basic truths. Chalmers argues for the scrutability thesis and investigates which sorts of basic truths can serve as the relevant "scrutability base". The book explores the implications of scrutability for a range of central philosophical issues: meaning and mental content, the existence of the analytic and the a priori, the refutation of skepticism, and the methodology of metaphysics, among others.The workshop will include invited sessions with the following speakers:Magdalena Balcerak Jackson (Cologne)Alex Byrne (MIT)Hannes Leitgeb (Munich)David Liebesman (Boston)Barbara Vetter (HU Berlin)Mark Wilson (Pittsburgh)There will also be at least two sessions chosen by blind review of submissions. Participation in the workshop is open, but there is a limited number of spaces available, and email registration is required by April 30. There will be a workshop fee of 10 euros (payable at the workshop). For registration and inquiries write to:contact@... .