Glasgow-Nottingham International Conference on Quine: Structure and Understanding

Published: 3 November 2015

Glasgow-Nottingham International Conference on Quine: Structure and Understanding

The Reid Room, University of Glasgow, Philosophy, 67-69 Oakfield Avenue

15-16 December 2015

Contributors: Nathan Salmon (UCSB), Gilbert Harman (Princeton, TBC), Arianna Betti (Amsterdam), John Collins (East Anglia), Jaroslav Peregrin (Prague and Hradec Králové), Lieven de Cock (Amsterdam), Greg Frost-Arnold (Hobart and William Smith), John Divers (Leeds), Paul Gregory (Washington & Lee), Robert Sinclair (Tokyo), James Pearson (Bridgewater), Frederique Janssen-Lauret (Nottingham), Gary Kemp (Glasgow).

Organisers: Dr Frederique Janssen-Lauret (Nottingham, Philosophy) and Dr Gary Kemp (Glasgow, Philosophy)

Funding to offset the costs of childcare is available for participants who are parents or carers. Please enquire via email. A limited number of travel bursaries are available for postgraduate students wanting to attend. Please apply via email. All welcome, no registration fee.

We want this conference to be an inclusive event, and we support the Feminist Philosophers' Gendered Conference Campaign.

Please email or to register.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Mind Association, the Scots Philosophical Association, and the Aristotelian Society


Tuesday December 15

12:15 Opening
12:30-1:45 Paul Gregory (Washington & Lee) 'Quine's Deflationary Structuralism'
1:45-3:00 John Collins (East Anglia) 'More Quine than Quine: First-Order Logic & Natural Language Logical Form'
3:00-3:15 Coffee
3:15-4:15 SKYPE: Arianna Betti (Amsterdam) TBA
4:30-5:45 Robert Sinclair (Soka University, Tokyo) 'Quine's Holism and the Constitutive A Priori'
7:00 Conference Dinner

Wednesday December 16 (A)

9:30-10:45 Frederique Janssen-Lauret (Nottingham) 'Quine in the 1940's'
10:45-11:00 Coffee
11:00-12:00 SKYPE: Jaroslav Peregrin (Prague and Hradec Králové) 'Quine's Structuralism'
12:00-1:15 Greg Frost-Arnold (Hobart), "The Ontogeny of Quine’s Ontology: Pythagoreanism, Nominalism, Platonism"
1:15-2:00 Lunch (in house)
2:00-3:15 John Divers (Leeds) 'Quine’s Modal Skepticism in The Twenty-First Century'
3:15-4:15 SKYPE: James Pearson (Bridgewater) 'Quine on Explication'
4:15-4:30 Coffee
4:30-5:45 Gary Kemp (Glasgow) 'Pre-established Harmony'

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First published: 3 November 2015

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