Thursday, May 26, 2011

Australasian Talk Schedule

About a month from now, I'll be starting my travels around the world, presenting papers and having all kinds of fun with philosophers. Here's the itinerary for the Australasian phase. I'll fill it out further once I get in contact with various departments about which paper they'd like to hear:

June 27-28, Global Themes in Ethical Naturalism, Singapore - "Emotional Perception of Morality"
July 3-8, Australasian Association of Philosophy, Dunedin - "Ethical Reductionism"
July 12, Canterbury (Christchurch NZ) - "The Epistemic Argument For Hedonism"
July 14-15, Naturalisms in Ethics, Auckland - "Emotional Perception of Morality"
July 16-17, Australasian Philosophy of Religion Association, Auckland - "Fine-tuning & Psychophysical Laws"
July 20, University of Tasmania - "Zarathustra's Metaethics"
July 27, La Trobe (Melbourne) - "Zarathustra's Metaethics"
July 28, University of Melbourne - "The Epistemic Argument For Hedonism"
July 29, University of Queensland - "Zarathustra's Metaethics"

Then I'll be back to Singapore for a few days, and then off to America for the fall semester of 2011 to have more awesome months like this.

NUS has very kindly given me a semester of writing leave and a travel grant, and I'm eager to make the most of them. I'm scheduling the US part of my trip right now. If you'd like to have me come visit you, I'm ready to travel, so let me know!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

It wouldn't work for his "heat is the motion of molecules" example though

If Kripke wanted to refer either to the wooden lectern or to a lectern made of ice in its place, he could've used frigid designation.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Let's just call his subfield "R"

It would've been unfortunate if Derek Parfit had been denied tenure on grounds that his research was not on a significant topic, because personal identity is not what matters.