Barry Stroud: Engagement and Metaphysical Dissatisfaction

A Conference at the University of Leipzig, 11–13 December 2017

Barry Stroud is a leading American philosopher who is widely known for his work on Skepticism, Metaphysics, Hume, Kant and Wittgenstein, among other topics. This conference will be devoted to Stroud’s most recent book “Engagement and Metaphysical Dissatisfaction. Modality and Value”.

The conference is jointly organized by James Conant (Leipzig/Chicago) and Till Hoeppner (Leipzig/Potsdam). It is funded and supported by the Alexander von Humboldt Professorship held by Prof. Conant at the University of Leipzig.
More information on this conference can be found here. 

Dates:

11-13 December 2017

Conference Program          

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DAY 1: Monday 11 December 2017

16:00–18:00

Metaphysical Aspiration
Barry Stroud (Berkeley)
Moderation: Jean-Philippe Narboux (Bordeaux)

DAY 2: Tuesday 12 December
10:00–10:15
Coffee
10:15–12:15

The Distinctiveness of Metaphysical Inquiry
Martin Gustafson (Åbo)
Moderation: Jonas Held (Leipzig)

12:15–14:15

Lunch Break
Kowalski (12.30)

14:15–16:15

Barry Stroud and the Possibility of Realistic Metaphysics
Till Hoeppner (Leipzig/Potsdam)
Moderation: Alexandra Newton (Illinois)

16:15–16:30
Coffee Break
16:30–18:30

How not to be a Naive Realist: On Knowledge and Perception
Andrea Kern (Leipzig)
Moderation: Arata Hamawaki (Auburn)

DAY 3: Wednesday 13 December
10:00–10:15
Coffee
10:15–12:15

Metaphysical Dissatisfaction and Skepticism
Michael Williams (Johns Hopkins)
Moderation: Gilad Nir (Leipzig)

12:15–14:15

Lunch Break
Amor (12.30)

14:15–16:15

Evaluation and Motivation
Jason Bridges (Chicago)
Moderation: Dawa Ometto (Leipzig)

16:15–16:30
Coffee Break
16:30–18:30

Final Discussion
Moderation: James Conant (Leipzig/Chicago)

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