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Ernst March Workshop I (2012): Issues in Physicalism

25.06.2012 – 26.06.2012
AKC, Husova 352/4, Prague 1, 11000

Keynote speaker: Prof. Barry Loewer (Rutgers University)

EMW I Programme (PDF)

Monday, June 25th, 2012

10:00 – 12:00 Barry Loewer (Rutgers/CEU IAS) Direction of Time and Free Will

Lunch break

13:30 – 14:20 James Hill (Prague) Noam Chomsky’s Critique of Physicalism
14:20 – 15:10 Michael Hicks (Rutgers) Positions and Dispositions

Coffee break

15:30 – 16:20 Jakub Mihalik (Prague) Russell’s Neutral Monism and The Problem of Consciousness
16:20 – 17:10 Alessandra Melas (Sassari) Absolute coincidences and Salmon’s interactive fork model

18:00 Workshop dinner (Café Orient)

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

10:00 – 10:50 Karol Polcyn (Szczecin) Conceivability, Possibility and Phenomenal-Physical Coreference
10:50 – 11:40 Heather Demarest (Rutgers) Fundamental Chance and the Mentaculus

Lunch break

13:00 – 13:50 Thomas Blanchard (Rutgers) Causation and Chance
13:50 – 14:40 Tomas Hribek (Prague) The Lure of Dualism