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24-26 May 2013, Workshop: Constructing the World, Cologne, Germany

Date: 24-26 May 2013
Location: Cologne, Germany
Deadline: 31 March 2013

The Emmy Noether research group "Understanding and the A Priori" is hosting an author-meets-critics workshop with David Chalmers to critically discuss themes from his new book, "Constructing the World" (Oxford University Press 2012). The book concerns "scrutability," the thesis that all the truths about the world can, in principle, be known on the basis of knowledge of just a limited class of basic truths. Chalmers argues for the scrutability thesis and investigates which sorts of basic truths can serve as the relevant "scrutability base". The book explores the implications of scrutability for a range of central philosophical issues: meaning and mental content, the existence of the analytic and the a priori, the refutation of skepticism, and the methodology of metaphysics, among others.

Participation in the workshop is open, but there is a limited number of available places, and email registration is required by April 30, 2013. For more information, see http://fromthearmchair.net/events/constructing-the-world

Two sessions for the workshop will be determined on the basis of blind review of submissions, and so interested researchers working in all areas of philosophy are encouraged to submit abstracts for 45-minute presentations devoted to critical discussion of any of the themes of the book. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2012.

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