Philosophy MA Conference

Monday 20 May 2019, 11.00AM to Tues 21 May, 7pm

As part of their MA in Philosophy programme, the MA students will be holding a conference from 20-21 May 2019.

Each day's programme will run from 11 am to 6 or 7 pm approximately and a wide range of topics will be covered. Student papers will include the following:

'Is petitionary prayer pointless?'- Rachael Arnold

'Wittgenstein and Meaning' - Joel Palmer

'Animals as extra-alienated commodities' - Henry Knapper

'Epiphenomenalism and mental continuity' - Jack Pipe

'Post-truth and the sciences' - Louis Pointer-Jones

'Do we have a right to die? Examining the legal claims surrounding physician assisted suicide' - Robin Pawlett-Howell

'Has capitalism won? Progressive politics and the fetish character' - Thomas Dowling

Dr Mary Leng (University of York) will provide the keynote speech on Monday 20th May on 'The epistemological challenge to robust mathematical Platonism: a new hope?'

The final keynote speech on 21st May will be provided by Assistant Professor Ian Kidd (University of Nottingham) on 'Kant on misanthropy'

Location: V/N/123, Vanbrugh College

Admission: Staff and students from the Department of Philosophy

Email: philosophy@york.ac.uk