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Philosophy Conference – Reformed Empiricism and Its Prospects

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(This link takes you to the Amazon.in website of the book.)

Anil Gupta will open the conference by presenting a precis of the book. Invited speakers then present papers providing constructive criticism and responses regarding various aspects of the book, each presentation followed by a Q&A session. To close the conference, Anil Gupta will offer responses to some of the central issues discussed.

Schedule for Friday, Feb 14

9:00 a.m.: Welcome address

9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.:  Anil Gupta (University of Pittsburgh)

“Précis of Conscious Experience”

10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

coffee break

10:20 a.m. – 11:50 p.m. Ori Beck (Ben Gurion University)

“Reformed Empiricism’s Vanishing Distinction”

11:50 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

lunch break

1:40 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Tony Cheng (NCCU Taiwan)

“Neither Object Nor Content: Situating Gupta’s Reformed Empiricism”

3:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

coffee break

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Umrao Sethi (Brandeis University)

“Presentation, Acquaintance, and Phenomenology”


Schedule for Saturday, Feb 15

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Peter Epstein (Brandeis University)

“Appearances and Phenomenological Concepts: Color and Shape in Reformed Empiricism”

10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

coffee break

10:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Chris Hill (Brown University)

“Gupta Has Built a Magnificent Mansion, but Can We Live in It?”

12:20 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

lunch break       

1:40 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.  Apaar Kumar (Ahmedabad University)

“Reformed Empiricism and the Unempirical Rational

3:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

coffee break

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Raja Rosenhagen (Ashoka University)

“Reformed Empiricism, Rational Linkages, and Rational Contribution”


Schedule for Sun, Feb 16

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Kranti Saran (Ashoka University)

“Reformed Naive Realism: Prospects and Problems”

10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. 

coffee break

10:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. Miloš Vuletić (University of Belgrade)

“Hypothetical Given, Contextualism, and Wide-Scoping”

12:20 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

lunch break

1:40 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Bosuk Yoon (EWHA Womans University, South Korea)

The Hypothetical Given in Science”

3:10 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

coffee break

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Anil Gupta (University of Pittsburgh)

Select Responses, Final Discussion, Conference Review

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