The 34th annual meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy
University of California, San Diego
May 18-21, 2006.
List of Talks:
(See schedule for times and locations.)
- Andrew M. Bailey - Biola University
"Some Unsound Arguments for Incompatibilism."
- Jonathan Bain - Humanities & Social Sciences Polytechnic University
"Emergent Spacetime and Structural Realism."
- Derek Ball - University of Texas, Austin
"Bound Variables and Monstrous Semantics."
- Bryson Brown - University of Lethbridge
"Achilles, Van Fraassen and the Laws of Nature."
- Otávio Bueno - University of South Carolina
"An Anti-Realist Account of the Application of Mathematics."
- Charles S. Chihara - University of California, Berkeley
"Burgess' Scientific Arguments for the Existence of Mathematical Objects."
- Murray Clarke - Concordia University
"A Solution to the Radical Concept Nativism Puzzle."
- Mark Colyvan - University of Queensland
"Relative Expectation Theory."
- Gabriel Uzquiano Cruz - Ohio State University
"What's in a Receptacle."
- Max Deutsch - East Carolina University
"The One and Only Argument for Radical Millianism."
- Fred Dretske (Keynote) - Duke University
"What Change Blindness Teaches About Conscious Experience."
- Branden Fitelson - University of California, Berkeley
"Kim's Argument for the Unconfirmability of Disjunctive Laws."
- Roman Frigg & Carl Hoefer - London School of Economics & London School of Economics
"Probability in Spontaneous Localisation Approaches to Quantum Mechanics."
- Nicholas Georgalis - East Carolina University
"Before Twin Earth."
- Alan Hájek - Australian National University
"A Puzzle About Degree of Belief."
- Charles M. Hermes - Florida State University
"Defending Weak Centering."
- Sarah Hoffman - University of Saskatchewan
"You Can't Mean That: Yablo's Figuralist Account of Mathematics."
- Franz Huber - California Institute of Technology
"The Consistency Argument for Ranking Functions."
- Michael Huemer - University of Colorado
"Weak Bayesian Coherentism."
- Steve Kimbrough & Robert Axtell - University of Pennsylvania & The Brookings Institute
"On Concepts of Rationality in Games."
- Boris Kment - University of Michigan
"The Similarity Account of Counterfactuals."
- François Lepage & Serge Lapierre - Université de Montréal & Collège de Bois-de-Boulogne
"A Generalized Kleene 3-value Logic."
- Chuang Liu - University of Florida (Cancelled)
"Approximation and its measure."
- Kirk Ludwig & Susan Schneider - University of Florida & Moravian College
"Fodor's Challenge to the Classical Computational Theory of Mind."
- P.D. Magnus - University at Albany, SUNY
- Edwin Mares - Victoria University of Wellington
"The Fact Semantics for Ramified Type Theory and the Axiom of Reducibility."
- Patricia Marino - University of Waterloo
"Toward a Modest Correspondence Theory of Truth: Predicates and Properties."
- Robert K Meyer - Australian National University
"AI, ME & LEWIS (Abelian implication, Material equivalence & C I Lewis 1920)."
- Martin Montminy - University of Ottawa
"Two Contextualist Fallacies."
- Michael Nelson - University of California, Riverside
"Actuality and Counterparts."
- Shaun Nichols (Keynote) - University of Utah
"Intuitions and Individual Differences: The Knobe Effect Revisited."
- Dilip Ninan - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Illusions of Influence in Newcomb's Problem."
- Robert Northcott - University of Missouri, St. Louis
"Natural-born determinists: Ex post versus ex ante judgments of probabilistic causation."
- Kenneth A. Presting - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"The Valuation of Choices."
- Gurpreet S. Rattan - University of Toronto
"Sense, Analyticity, and Anti-Individualism: a New Choreography."
- Greg Ray - University of Florida
"On the Independence of What Our Thoughts are About."
- Steven Savitt (Keynote) - University of British Columbia
"Time in the Special Theory of Relativity."
- Brian Skyrms - Univeristy of California, Irvine
"Signals: Evolution and Learning."
- Paul D. Thorn - University of Arizona
"Rationality and Inconsistent Beliefs."
- Susan Vineberg - Wayne State University
"Proof and Explanation in Mathematics."
- Charles Wallis - California State University, Long Beach
"The Proper Role of Know How in Epistemology."
- Sarah Wright - University of Georgia
"Epistemic Virtues and Reasoning about Probability."
The registration fees for the conference this year are as follows:
- Faculty Registration (includes banquet) = $55 (US)
Graduate Student Registration (does not include banquet) = Free
Banquet (for graduate students and/or significant others) = $40 (US)
Please make your check payable to the Society for Exact Philosophy, and mail by May 18th to:
SEP c/o Vikki Devries
Department of Philosophy 0119
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0119
Schedule & Events:
Click here for the conference schedule.
The Society for Exact Philosophy 2006 banquet will be held the evening of Saturday, May 20 at the Brockton Villa.
We recommend Cloud 9 Shuttle for service from the airport.
Transportation has been arranged between the Empress Hotel and the UCSD conference location in the mornings and after the completion of each day's sessions.
- SEP 2006 Transportation Page - Contains walking directions from the Empress Hotel to the Brockton Villa, as well as instructions on the use of public transportation between hotel, conference, and banquet locations.
- San Diego MTS - Provides even more detailed instructions on the use of public transportation in and around San Diego.
- UCSD campus maps
Where to Stay:
Hotel accomodations for the conference were provided byEmpress Hotel in La Jolla ($119/night).